• WordNet 3.6
    • n outlay the act of spending or disbursing money
    • n outlay money paid out; an amount spent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Outlay A laying out or expending.
    • Outlay An outlying haunt.
    • Outlay That which is expended; expenditure.
    • v. t Outlay To lay out; to spread out; to display.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outlay To lay or spread out; expose; display.
    • n outlay A laying out or expending; that which is laid out or expended; expenditure: as, that mansion has been built at a great outlay.
    • n outlay A remote haunt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outlay owt′lā that which is laid out: expenditure
    • v.t Outlay to lay out to view
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  • E. M. Bounds
    E. M. Bounds
    “Few persons are made of such strong fiber that they will make a costly outlay when surface work will pass as well in the market.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Don't dissipate your powers; strive to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it will surely repent of every ill-judged outlay.”


In literature:

No, the outlay will be slight.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
What was the result of all his outlay and work?
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
He would be glad to assist if any outlay were needed.
"The Carbonels" by Charlotte M. Yonge
But I'm not mean, doctor, when there is a proper need for outlay.
"A Life's Eclipse" by George Manville Fenn
Thomson himself was by no means rich, and his work brought him nothing but outlay as long as Burns lived.
"Robert Burns" by Principal Shairp
We have now a full cargo, and Golding rejoicingly calculates that he will make several hundreds per cent, on the original outlay.
"The Cruise of the Mary Rose" by William H. G. Kingston
This unusual outlay was made necessary by the great efforts of the Government to defeat the General.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
The outlay is made in consideration of an equivalent in service.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
There was very little outlay, no fuss, and no display.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
There are few countries in which so much can be done with a comparatively small outlay as in Persia.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor

In news:

As sponsorship spending goes under heavy scrutiny, corporations are looking to squeeze more value form their Olympic-related outlays.
Apple Annual Report Shows Uptick in Employees, R&D Spend, Another Big Outlay on Capital.
Industrial companies prioritize R&D outlay .
Baldwin USD 348 board gets early review of capital outlay budget.
We bought a '68 Plymouth Valiant and made it car-show ready for a total outlay of $4,300.
The capital outlay bill introduced earlier this week by Gov Bobby Jindal contains some potentially good news for East Jefferson residents in the form of a pair of important drainage projects, officials said.
Personal ties faulted in outlays.
China's rail outlays dwarf spending in the US A fifth of China's $586 billion stimulus package is earmarked for the railway sector, according to a GE report.
Auburn University is paying nearly $12 million in buyouts between outlays for former coach Gene Chizik, shown, and staff and incoming coach Gus Malzahn.
JOEL HAMMOND Lerner 's hefty outlay to fired coaches spreads across the pond, too.
Placer supes dial down non-profit donation outlay.
Romney vowed not to reduce the Pentagon 's budget if elected, and warned that automatic cuts to military outlays scheduled for Jan 1 would devastate the.
Legislators in Santa Fe call it capital outlay, though it's better known in layman's terms as " pork barrel" projects.
Plans downsize, attire tops outlay.
Last Saturday morning I was racing around in the woods of the Tusquitee Ranger District on the other side of Murphy, surveying some of the outlaying bird points, trying to finish up that district.

In science:

We will give a precise outlay of this general setting in the next section.
Hopfield models as generalized random mean field models
The outlay of the paper is as follows: we first derive in Sec.
Noise-induced quantum transport