What does outlay mean?

Definitions for outlay
ˈaʊtˌleɪ; ˌaʊtˈleɪout·lay

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spending, disbursement, disbursal, outlaynoun

    the act of spending or disbursing money

  2. outgo, spending, expenditure, outlaynoun

    money paid out; an amount spent


  1. outlaynoun

    A laying out or expending; that which is laid out or expended.

  2. outlaynoun

    The spending of money, or an expenditure.

    Without too much outlay you could buy a dictionary.

  3. outlaynoun

    A remote haunt or habitation.

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

  4. outlayverb

    To lay or spread out; expose; display.

  5. outlayverb

    To spend, or distribute money.


  1. outlay

    In production, research, retail, and accounting, a cost is the value of money that has been used up to produce something or deliver a service, and hence is not available for use anymore. In business, the cost may be one of acquisition, in which case the amount of money expended to acquire it is counted as cost. In this case, money is the input that is gone in order to acquire the thing. This acquisition cost may be the sum of the cost of production as incurred by the original producer, and further costs of transaction as incurred by the acquirer over and above the price paid to the producer. Usually, the price also includes a mark-up for profit over the cost of production. More generalized in the field of economics, cost is a metric that is totaling up as a result of a process or as a differential for the result of a decision. Hence cost is the metric used in the standard modeling paradigm applied to economic processes. Costs (pl.) are often further described based on their timing or their applicability.


  1. outlay

    Outlay refers to the amount of money spent on a particular thing or the act of spending money on something. It is an expenditure or the disbursement of resources, usually in the form of cash, to procure goods, services, or assets.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outlay

    owt′lā, n. that which is laid out: expenditure.—v.t. to lay out to view.

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  1. layout

  2. lay out

  3. lutayo

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outlay in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outlay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of outlay in a Sentence

  1. Michael Roche:

    This helps eliminate some of the legacy debt of the 2001 default, i had expected them to target the discounts which have a 8.28% coupon, but that would take a fair amount of outlay to extinguish.

  2. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Beware of dissipating your powers strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.

  3. Read MoreA State Department spokesperson:

    Statements are declarations and are very important, but they can't be seen as an end in themselves, they have to be backed up by action and the US is already moving forward on a just energy transition. We will also soon have a set of bills that produce $ 800 billion in clean energy and climate programs -- the biggest single outlay in the U.S. of resources for climate action ever.

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  • kustannukset, menot, käyttää, kulutFinnish
  • investimento, investirGalician
  • затраты, расходовать, расходы, тратитьRussian
  • செலவீடுTamil
  • 支出Chinese

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