Outlay meaning

out'lā'
Outlay is what's been used up or spent.

An example of outlay is the energy used while digging a hole.

An example of outlay is the amount of money spent on your daughter's prom.

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The spending or disbursement of money.

The weekly outlay on groceries.

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An amount spent; an expenditure.
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To spend or disburse (money).
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A spending (of money, energy, etc.)
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Money, etc. spent.
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To spend (money)
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A laying out or expending; that which is laid out or expended.
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The spending of money, or an expenditure.

Without too much outlay you could buy a dictionary.

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(archaic) A remote haunt or habitation.

I know her and her haunts, Her lays, leaps, and outlays, and will discover all. "• Francis Beaumont.

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To lay or spread out; expose; display.

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To spend, or distribute money.
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Origin of outlay

From out- +"Ž lay.