layout

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noun

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

lay out

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verb

laid out; laying out; lays out

transitive verb

1
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
5
6
: to mark (work) for drilling, machining, or filing

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Here's a look at Fairlane Town Center's layout in 1977. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 12 July 2024 As mentioned, the interior layout is split over three levels. Adam Williams, New Atlas, 9 July 2024
Verb
Related article Ex-Israeli military spokesman blames Netanyahu for ‘loss of international trust’ during war Israeli media previously reported that a draft Israeli plan laid out terms for a similar agreement. Ibrahim Dahman, Eugenia Yosef and Tim Lister, CNN, 6 July 2024 Smotrich laid out his plans for the West Bank at a conference for his ultranationalist Religious Zionism Party last month, a recording of which was obtained by Peace Now. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 4 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for layout 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Layout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/layout. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

layout

1 of 2 noun
lay·​out ˈlā-ˌau̇t How to pronounce layout (audio)
1
2
: something laid out
3
: a set or outfit especially of tools

lay out

2 of 2 verb
(ˈ)lā-ˈau̇t
1
: plan entry 2 sense 1
lay out a campaign
2
: to arrange for display or for working on
lay out an exhibit
3

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