- nounADJECTIVE▪ considerable, huge, large, massive▪ modest (esp. BrE), small▪ initial▪
The revenue from the farm could repay the initial outlay within three years.▪ total▪ capital, cash, financial, investmentVERB + OUTLAY▪ make▪ require▪
The project would require little financial outlay.▪ recoup, recover (both esp. BrE)PREPOSITION▪ outlay on▪
The company had made a considerable capital outlay on property.
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outlay — out‧lay [ˈaʊtleɪ] noun [countable, uncountable] FINANCE an amount of money that has to be spent, especially at the start of a new business, project etc: • The company s initial outlay would be about $56m. ˌcapital ˈoutlay FINANCE money spent on… … Financial and business terms
Outlay — Out*lay , v. t. To lay out; to spread out; to display. [R.] Drayton. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Outlay — Out lay , n. 1. A laying out or expending. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is expended; expenditure. [1913 Webster] 3. An outlying haunt. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
outlay — I noun amount expended, budgeted items, charge, cost, disbursement, expenditure, expense, impensa, outgo, payment, spending, sumptus II index bear the expense, charge (cost) … Law dictionary
outlay — (n.) act or fact of laying out (especially money) or expending, 1798, originally Scottish, from OUT (Cf. out) + LAY (Cf. lay) (v.) … Etymology dictionary
outlay — [n] expenses bite*, bottom line*, charge, cost, damage, disbursement, expenditure, expense, highway robbery*, investment, price tag, score*, setback*, spending, tab*, throw*, tune*; concept 344 Ant. income, pay … New thesaurus
outlay — ► NOUN ▪ an amount of money spent … English terms dictionary
outlay — [out′lā΄; ] for v. [ out lā′, out′lā΄] n. 1. a spending (of money, energy, etc.) 2. money, etc. spent vt. outlaid, outlaying to spend (money) … English World dictionary
outlay — out|lay [ˈautleı] n [U and C] the amount of money that you have to spend in order to start a new business, activity etc →↑expense, cost ↑cost small/modest/considerable/large etc outlay ▪ For a relatively small outlay, you can start a home… … Dictionary of contemporary English
outlay — [[t]a͟ʊtleɪ[/t]] outlays N VAR: usu with supp Outlay is the amount of money that you have to spend in order to buy something or start a project. Apart from the capital outlay of buying the machine, dishwashers can actually save you money... A… … English dictionary