(noun, verb)


1. the act of spending or disbursing money

Similar word(s): disbursal, disbursement, spending

Definition categories: act, defrayal, defrayment, payment

2. money paid out; an amount spent

Similar word(s): expenditure, outgo, spending

Definition categories: possession

Sentences with outlay as a noun:

- Without too much outlay you could buy a dictionary.

- I know her and her haunts, Her lays, leaps, and outlays, and will discover all. ― Francis Beaumont.


1. (transitive) To lay or spread out; expose; display.

2. (transitive) To spend, or distribute money.