[ US /ˈaʊtˌɫeɪ/ ]
[ UK /ˈa‍ʊtle‍ɪ/ ]
  1. the act of spending or disbursing money
  2. money paid out; an amount spent
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How To Use outlay In A Sentence

  • The railway had made a considerable capital outlay on new rolling stock.
  • The effective level of tax then is dictated by government outlays.
  • They must not demand a very high cash outlay or demand a very high degree of risk thereby endangering subsistence.
  • The outlay to make forged clay bullae -- clay lumps used to seal papyri and packages -- and add a biblical name to them is virtually nothing, and these things go for anywhere from $100,000 on up depending on what is on the bulla. Conversations: Forgery Fallout
  • The business quickly repaid the initial outlay on advertising.
  • Thus, each outlay of dutiful public "support" was eventually marred by some tactless remark or hint of encouragement to an outraged bitter-ender that, if only they kept faith, there might still be a way. Hillary Goes Out With a Whimper
  • My biggest outlay has been on property. Times, Sunday Times
  • Her response was immediate, she said: “I would like to train volunteer workers to go as outreach workers to help the needy - rough sleepers who are in the outlaying areas and who are too frightened to come into town to the soup kitchens for help”. Archive 2009-09-01
  • These braces are costly but well worth the outlay if the alternative is to stop skiing altogether.
  • If he decides to go into livestock, then large capital outlay is required and, depending on his operation, a one-to-three-to-five year cycle. There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
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