outlay

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From out- +‎ lay.

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outlay (uncountable)

  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 dictionary.
  3. (archaic) A remote haunt or habitation.
    I know her and her haunts, Her lays, leaps, and outlays, and will discover all. ― Francis Beaumont.

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outlay (third-person singular simple present outlays, present participle outlaying, simple past and past participle outlaid)

  1. (transitive) To lay or spread out; expose; display.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Drayton to this entry?)
  2. (transitive) To spend, or distribute money.

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