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OUTLAY (outlaid)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does outlay mean? 

OUTLAY (noun)
  The noun OUTLAY has 2 senses:

1. the act of spending or disbursing money
2. money paid out

  Familiarity information: OUTLAY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OUTLAY (noun)

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The act of spending or disbursing money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


outlay; spending; disbursal; disbursement

Hypernyms ("outlay" is a kind of...):

defrayal; defrayment; payment (the act of paying money)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "outlay"):

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)

Sense 2outlay [BACK TO TOP]


Money paid out

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession


expenditure; outgo; outlay

Hypernyms ("outlay" is a kind of...):

financial loss (loss of money or decrease in financial value)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "outlay"):

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)

transfer payment (a public expenditure (as for unemployment compensation or veteran's benefits) that is not for goods and services)

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