lay out


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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lay out get ready for a particular purpose or event "set up an experiment","set the table","lay out the tools for the surgery"
    • v lay out provide a detailed plan or design "She laid out her plans for the new house"
    • v lay out bring forward and present to the mind "We presented the arguments to him","We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
    • v lay out lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line "lay out the clothes","lay out the arguments"
    • v lay out spend or invest "lay out thousands on gold","he laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Laying out a Dowel Joint Laying out a Dowel Joint
Laying Out a Dovetail Joint Laying Out a Dovetail Joint
How to lay out a baseball field How to lay out a baseball field

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If one pound of spaghetti was layed out in one noodle it would be 300 feet long.
    • Lay out to expand, to display: to expend, to plan, to exert: to dress in grave-clothes: to take measures, seek
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out.”
  • John Pierpont Morgan
    John Pierpont Morgan
    “The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go.”
  • George L. Morrisey
    George L. Morrisey
    “Developing the plan is actually laying out the sequence of events that have to occur for you to achieve your goal.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance.”
  • John Adams
    “If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Lay is the causal to lie, from A.S. lecgan; Ice. leggja, Ger. legen.


In literature:

Ned lay back again and watched the darkness thin as the moon and stars came out.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It was bare of craft, save that upon the beach two or three rowboats lay hauled out.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Then, as we neared the hills, Buck began to lay out his plan.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
When we came out at last on the cliffs the sea lay below us as smooth as a clouded mirror.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
Then the seals came out of the sea and lay all around us.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
You start to explain to a friend the general lay-out of New York, or Chicago, or San Francisco.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
I'll lay out his clothes on the bed for him.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I didn't lay out to, for my mouth wuz full, and I wuz in a hurry for my comforter.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
Pat out and lay on one-quarter cup of cold butter rolled out in a sheet.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
He constructs the committees and selects their chairmen and lays out their work.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis

In poetry:

Out of the moonlight and the air
I wrought the glory of her hair,
That o'er her eyes' blue heaven lay
Like some gold cloud o'er dawn of day.
"Remembered" by Madison Julius Cawein
Does some sad spirit out beyond the day,
Far looking to the hours forever dead,
Send you a tender offering to lay
Upon the grave of us, the living dead?
"To A Violet Found On All Saint's Day" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Alas! how changed from the fair scene,
When birds sang out their mellow lay,
And winds were soft, and woods were green,
And the song ceased not with the day!
"Earlier Poems : Woods In Winter" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Wind blew hard, and out went the Moon.
So, deep
On a heap
Of clouds, to sleep
Down lay the Wind, and slumbered soon,
Muttering low, "I've done for that Moon!"
"The Wind And The Moon" by George MacDonald
I still wore a little child's clothes, and I lay
Stretched out with my mother in the warm heather,
The clouds floated by above us
And my mother asked me what I saw in them.
"The Clouds" by Martinus Nijhoff
"Aginst her Pleacemen all
We said we'd try our strenth;
Her scarlick soldiers tall
We vow'd we'd lay full lenth;
And out we came, in Freedom's name,
Last Aypril was the tenth.
"The Three Christmas Waits" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

0USADA lays out Armstrong evidence with more than 200 pages, 26 witnesses.
In first post-election news conference, Obama lays out second term.
With a vote, the State Board of Education sealed a plan, laying out expectations for students based on their race.
With respect to compliance programs, one of the authors' key points is that they lay out standards of conduct that set a ceiling for effective remedial action when they should set a floor.
0Speaking for the first time since the ouster of Mark Hendrickson, WIU Athletic Boss Dr Tim Van Alstine lays out his vision for the next Leatherneck Leader.
Here is what the plan lays out and some initial reactions via social media.
Doug Beghtel/The Oregonian Wim Wiewel, president of Portland State University, lays out a plan to close a $29.2 million budget hole at the university's student center.
Here, he lays out how the IT department and the CIO 's value proposition stand to change with this shift in IT spending.
A study commissioned by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) lays out the details.
Oracle CEO to lay out 'cloud computing ' strategy.
Lay out your tie out flat and then start folding and pining in a manner that's pleasing to you.
Declaring that this time he won't negotiate with himself, he has refused to lay out a proposal reflecting what he thinks Republicans want.
Palin used her nearly 40-minute speech not only to denounce those in power but also to lay out her own prescription for reviving the US economy.
Noted economist Robert Gordon lays out a long-term future with very little US economic growth.
Party chairs assess the past and lay out plans for the future.

In science:

The algebra is a bit messy, so we only lay it out symbolically.
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
Here’s a description of the random walk: lay n cards out in a row, and pick one card uniformly with your right hand, and another card independently uniformly with your left hand (note that you may have picked the same card.) Then, swap the cards – this is an extremely simple shuffling scheme for n cards.
A Coupling Argument for the Random Transposition Walk
Section 5 lays out the technical tools necessary to prove our main theorems.
Obstructions to Lagrangian Cobordisms between Legendrians via Generating Families
Laying out spare cables together with the aggregates between containers is helpful in scenarios where a container is expanded.
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly
The second aim of this paper is to correct this inaccurate formulation and therefore lay out a precise theoretical framework for practical device-independent randomness generation.
Security of practical private randomness generation