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

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

The door can be mounted on either side, depending on the layout of your kitchen. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Refrigerators," 11 Feb. 2019 Returning guests, however, may notice a big change to the layout: Architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, who also did the Mandarin Oriental across the Seine, scaled back the original 233 room count to 184, with 47 suites among them. Chantel Tattoli, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hotel Lutetia: The Newest Grand Dame in Paris Is Now Open," 12 July 2018 McMichael's recommendation could solve issues with the district's current layout by adding a building to the city's west side, where there is more growth and newer neighborhoods. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Why Carmel's interim superintendent wants to rebuild Orchard Park, Carmel Elementary," 21 May 2018 Some of the speed limits, which have been in place for decades, were designed for older trains and track layout, MTA officials have said. Paul Berger, WSJ, "New York City Subway Trains to Double Speed on Some Stretches," 10 Dec. 2018 By training staff in an immersive environment, companies can track every single movement and use this information to study efficiency, improve processes, and even alter the layout of stores and facilities. Patrick Sisson, Vox, "In Walmart’s virtual reality simulation, Black Friday never ends," 15 Nov. 2018 The two companies worked closely together to optimize the layout of Intel’s Amber Lake 8th-gen Y-series Core processors, the associated memory, and other components to minimize the space the motherboard required. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "A dream team of Intel engineers helped create HP's tiny Spectre Folio motherboard," 1 Oct. 2018 The layout of the piece itself mimics the tripartite nature of the DMZ. Sharon Mizota, latimes.com, "Review: At the Korean DMZ, reunification through one artist's strange lens," 7 July 2018 Although done with flair, these were strictly jobs, with his main energy in problem solving the layout of a page. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, is dead.," 7 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 How to pronounce layout (audio) \

Kids Definition of layout

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

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