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outlay

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verb out·lay \ ˈau̇t-ˌlā , ˌau̇t-ˈlā \

Definition of outlay

outlaid play \ˈau̇t-ˌlād, ˌau̇t-ˈlād\; outlaying
transitive verb
:to lay out (money) :expend

Examples of outlay in a Sentence

  1. the nation had outlaid nearly 20 billion dollars on social programs at that point

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First Known Use of outlay

1802

outlay Synonyms


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outlay

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noun out·lay \ ˈau̇t-ˌlā \

Definition of outlay

1 :the act of expending
2 :expenditure, payment
  • outlays for national defense

Examples of outlay in a Sentence

  1. The initial outlay for the program will be 2.4 million dollars.

  2. Maintaining a horse requires considerable outlay.

Recent Examples of outlay from the Web

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First Known Use of outlay

1798


OUTLAY Defined for English Language Learners

outlay

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Definition of outlay for English Language Learners

  • : an amount of money that is spent


OUTLAY Defined for Kids

outlay

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noun out·lay \ ˈau̇t-ˌlā \

Definition of outlay for Students

:an amount of money spent


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