layout

noun lay·out \ ˈlā-ˌau̇t \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018
1 : the plan or design or arrangement of something laid out: such as
a : dummy 5b
b : final arrangement of matter to be reproduced especially by printing
2 : the act or process of planning or laying out in detail
3 a : 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

Examples of layout in a Sentence

  1. The layout of the apartment was good, but the kitchen was too small.

  2. She designed the page layout for the new magazine.

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First Known Use of layout

1852

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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lay out

verb
2 : spend
3 a : 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

Examples of lay out in a Sentence

  1. he laid out big bucks for a new lawnmower that runs by itself

  2. the transatlantic balloonists laid out a backup plan in case of an emergency

First Known Use of lay out

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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LAYOUT Defined for English Language Learners

layout

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


LAYOUT Defined for Kids

layout

noun lay·out \ ˈlā-ˌau̇t \
: the design or arrangement of something
  • the layout of the park


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