layout

noun
lay·​out | \ ˈlā-ˌau̇t How to pronounce layout (audio) \

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
laid out; laying out; lays out

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

Since telephoto cameras are thick, Oppo is using a periscopic module with a horizontal layout in order to trim the thickness to less than 7mm. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Oppo's phone tech goes futuristic with 5G and a 10X lossless zoom camera," 23 Feb. 2019 During the solstices, the sun either rises or sets in line with the layout of the 5,000-year-old-monument. Brian Resnick, Vox, "A brief scientific guide to the first day of spring.," 20 Sep. 2018 The company was still tinkering with the layout and usability of Google+ as of 2017, but today, most user profiles sit as empty pages that come with your standard Google account for the company’s other services. Verge Staff, The Verge, "Google turns 20: how an internet search engine reshaped the world," 5 Sep. 2018 As for the interior, Arcano wanted an easygoing vibe with an open layout and lots of light. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "After renting for years on Martha’s Vineyard, building a getaway all their own," 15 June 2018 This information should be presented in a standardized way and shown simultaneously with the request for permission so users become familiar with the layout and easily take the permission trade-off decision. Mark Dixon, Fortune, "GDPR Should Have Made Cookies Toast," 24 May 2018 That, coupled with a Sawgrass layout that is a mental test, combines to form a very tiring week. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "AT&T Byron Nelson Preview: History, FIeld, Odds, Predictions," 16 May 2018 Carolyn Pratt talks about her mother's death Haugen was familiar with the layout of the house. Special To The Oregonian, OregonLive.com, "In the crosshairs of conscience: John Kitzhaber's death penalty reckoning," 5 May 2018 Inside Toys R Us, a little boy played with a toy car layout. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Toys R Us kids' saying goodbye to beloved store, including one in Greendale's Southridge," 21 Mar. 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 How to pronounce layout (audio) \

Kids Definition of layout

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

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