layout

noun
lay·​out | \ ˈlā-ˌau̇t \

Definition of layout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the plan or design or arrangement of something laid out: such as
b : final arrangement of matter to be reproduced especially by printing
2 : the act or process of planning or laying out in detail
3a : something that is laid out a model train layout
b : land or structures or rooms used for a particular purpose a cattle-ranching layout also : place
c : a set or outfit especially of tools

lay out

verb

Definition of lay out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

2 : spend
3a : to prepare (a corpse) for viewing
b : to knock flat or unconscious
4 : to plan in detail lay out a campaign
6 : to mark (work) for drilling, machining, or filing

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Examples of layout in a Sentence

Noun

The layout of the apartment was good, but the kitchen was too small. She designed the page layout for the new magazine.

Verb

he laid out big bucks for a new lawnmower that runs by itself the transatlantic balloonists laid out a backup plan in case of an emergency
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Table your traditional layout, and try one of these easy and beautiful settings instead. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "45+ Elegant and Easy Thanksgiving Table Settings," 4 Oct. 2018 In addition, the Super Guppy control layout does not allow the pilot to see all the controls, so engineers are mandatory. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "Why the Super Guppy Is Such a Badass Plane," 17 Dec. 2018 Metro insists this layout won’t delay buses, but experience suggests otherwise at the upper West Seattle Bridge, where buses crawl with cars in the spiral ramp to Sodo. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "What will the Highway 99 tunnel opening mean for bus routes, detours and tsunamis? We answer those questions and more," 12 Dec. 2018 From about $900 per person for three nights, adler-lodge.com Finnish Lapland As in neighboring Sweden and Norway, skiing is such an integral pastime in Finland that even the capital cities have ski trails built into the urban layout. Brigid Mander, WSJ, "5 Flat-Out Ideal Cross-Country Ski Getaways," 5 Dec. 2018 The whole space has an open, flowing layout, to encourage seamless wandering. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "A First Look at the Faena Bazaar, Miami Beach’s New Design Destination," 3 Dec. 2018 While many pages opt to keep standard layouts, others experiment with color schemes, fonts, specialized backgrounds, and themes. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "The game store that outshines Steam by staying small and weird," 29 Nov. 2018 Club members built an extensive layout, which spans two connected rooms, to run their trains. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Model railroad club still operates in a historic train station hiding in plain sight in the Harbor District," 13 July 2018 Measured on a scale from zero to 100, both categories scored restaurants on food accuracy; waitstaff behavior; food quality; beverage quality; restaurant cleanliness and layout; food variety; beverage variety; and website satisfaction. Dixita Limbachia, USA TODAY, "This fast-food chain has diners clucking in new quality survey," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of layout

Noun

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of layout was in the 15th century

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layout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of layout

: the design or arrangement of something : the way something is laid out

layout

noun
lay·​out | \ ˈlā-ˌau̇t \

Kids Definition of layout

: the design or arrangement of something the layout of the park

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