- an expending or spending, as of money.
- an amount expended; expenditure.
verb (used with object), out·laid, out·lay·ing.
- to expend, as money.
- an expenditure of money, effort, etc
verb (ˌaʊtˈleɪ) -lays, -laying or -laid
- (tr) to spend (money)
n.“act or fact of laying out (especially money) or expending,” 1798, originally Scottish, from out (adv.) + lay (v.).