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out·lay

 (out′lā′)
n.
1. The spending or disbursement of money: the weekly outlay on groceries.
2. An amount spent; an expenditure: "huge new outlays for the military" (New York Times).
tr.v. (out-lā′) out·laid (-lād′), out·lay·ing, out·lays
To spend or disburse (money).

outlay

n
an expenditure of money, effort, etc
vb, -lays, -laying or -laid
(tr) to spend (money)

out•lay

(n. ˈaʊtˌleɪ; v. ˌaʊtˈleɪ)

n., v. -laid, -lay•ing. n.
1. an expending or spending, as of money.
2. an amount expended; expenditure.
v.t.
3. to expend, as money.
[1545–55]

outlay


Past participle: outlaid
Gerund: outlaying

Imperative
outlay
outlay
Present
I outlay
you outlay
he/she/it outlays
we outlay
you outlay
they outlay
Preterite
I outlaid
you outlaid
he/she/it outlaid
we outlaid
you outlaid
they outlaid
Present Continuous
I am outlaying
you are outlaying
he/she/it is outlaying
we are outlaying
you are outlaying
they are outlaying
Present Perfect
I have outlaid
you have outlaid
he/she/it has outlaid
we have outlaid
you have outlaid
they have outlaid
Past Continuous
I was outlaying
you were outlaying
he/she/it was outlaying
we were outlaying
you were outlaying
they were outlaying
Past Perfect
I had outlaid
you had outlaid
he/she/it had outlaid
we had outlaid
you had outlaid
they had outlaid
Future
I will outlay
you will outlay
he/she/it will outlay
we will outlay
you will outlay
they will outlay
Future Perfect
I will have outlaid
you will have outlaid
he/she/it will have outlaid
we will have outlaid
you will have outlaid
they will have outlaid
Future Continuous
I will be outlaying
you will be outlaying
he/she/it will be outlaying
we will be outlaying
you will be outlaying
they will be outlaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outlaying
you have been outlaying
he/she/it has been outlaying
we have been outlaying
you have been outlaying
they have been outlaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outlaying
you will have been outlaying
he/she/it will have been outlaying
we will have been outlaying
you will have been outlaying
they will have been outlaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outlaying
you had been outlaying
he/she/it had been outlaying
we had been outlaying
you had been outlaying
they had been outlaying
Conditional
I would outlay
you would outlay
he/she/it would outlay
we would outlay
you would outlay
they would outlay
Past Conditional
I would have outlaid
you would have outlaid
he/she/it would have outlaid
we would have outlaid
you would have outlaid
they would have outlaid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outlay - the act of spending or disbursing moneyoutlay - the act of spending or disbursing money
defrayal, defrayment, payment - the act of paying money
expending, expenditure - the act of spending money for goods or services
compensatory spending, deficit spending, pump priming - spending money raised by borrowing; used by governments to stimulate their economy
2.outlay - money paid outoutlay - money paid out; an amount spent  
transferred possession, transferred property - a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
expense - money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer; "he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"
transfer payment - a public expenditure (as for unemployment compensation or veteran's benefits) that is not for goods and services

outlay

noun expenditure, cost, spending, charge, investment, payment, expense(s), outgoings, disbursement Apart from the initial outlay, dishwashers can actually save you money.

outlay

noun
Something expended to obtain a benefit or desired result:
verb
To distribute (money) as payment:
Informal: fork out (or over) (or up), shell out.
Translations
يُنْفِقُ المال
udgift
kiadás
útgjöld
izdevumi
výdavok

outlay

[ˈaʊtleɪ] Ndesembolso m, gastos mpl

outlay

[ˈaʊtleɪ] n (on project, purchase)mise f de fonds
an initial outlay of → une mise de fonds initiale de

outlay

n(Kosten)aufwand m; (recurring, continuous) → Kosten pl; the initial outlaydie anfänglichen Aufwendungen; capital outlayKapitalaufwand m; to recoup one’s outlayseine Auslagen wieder hereinholen or -bekommen; (business) → die Unkosten hereinwirtschaften

outlay

[ˈaʊtˌleɪ] nspesa

outlay

(ˈautlei) noun
money spent. an outlay of $500 on furniture.
References in classic literature ?
In buying spectacles the needless outlay for the right lens soon reduced him to poverty, and the Man to Whom Time Was Money had to sustain life by fishing from the end of a wharf.
Apart from such exceptions, he resolved upon an increased outlay only where there was a surplus, and in making such an outlay he went into the minutest details, and insisted on getting the very best for his money; so that by the method on which he managed his affairs, it was clear that he was not wasting, but increasing his substance.
This being so, to remain in ignorance of the enemy's condition simply because one grudges the outlay of a hundred ounces of silver in honors and emoluments, is the height of inhumanity.
In any case, if the sums I laid out in literature could not have been comparatively great, the excitement attending the outlay was prodigious.
And since your window happens to be just opposite to mine, and since the courtyard between us is narrow and I can see you as you pass,--why, the result is that this miserable wretch will be able to live at once more happily and with less outlay.
My wife kept a cent-shop three months, and lost five dollars on her outlay.
Gradually the guineas, the crowns, and the half-crowns grew to a heap, and Marner drew less and less for his own wants, trying to solve the problem of keeping himself strong enough to work sixteen hours a-day on as small an outlay as possible.
Hunt groaned in spirit at the incessant and unreasonable demands of these worthies upon his purse; yet with all this outlay of funds, the number recruited was but scanty, and many of the most desirable still held themselves aloof, and were not to be caught by a golden bait.
Few Moors can ever build up their fortunes again in one short lifetime after so reckless an outlay.
It is certain that the gulch was at one time pretty thoroughly prospected by miners, who must have had some means of getting in with at least pack animals carrying tools and supplies; their profits, apparently, were not such as would have justified any considerable outlay to connect Macarger's Gulch with any center of civilization enjoying the distinction of a sawmill.
I wouldn't make a downright lawyer o' the lad,--I should be sorry for him to be a raskill,--but a sort o' engineer, or a surveyor, or an auctioneer and vallyer, like Riley, or one o' them smartish businesses as are all profits and no outlay, only for a big watch-chain and a high stool.
Being still too young to go often to the theater, and not rich enough to afford any great outlay for private performances, the girls put their wits to work, and necessity being the mother of invention, made whatever they needed.