• (noun) IPA: /ˈaʊtleɪ/
  • (verb) IPA: /aʊtˈleɪ/


  1. A laying out or expending; that which is laid out or expended.
  2. The spending of money, or an expenditure.
    Without too much outlay, you could buy a second-hand car.
  3. (archaic) A remote haunt or habitation.
    • I know her and her haunts, Her lays, leaps, and outlays, and will discover all.
Translations Verb

outlay (outlays, present participle outlaying; past outlaid, past participle outlaid)

  1. (transitive) To lay or spread out; expose; display.
  2. (transitive) To spend, or distribute money.

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