outlay outlay  /ˈaʊt ˌleɪ/


  1. (n) the act of spending or disbursing money
  2. (n) money paid out; an amount spent


  1. At the average gain of 55%, that's an $82,500 gain on a $30,000 outlay, or a 275% return.
  2. That amounts to a capital outlay of $4.
  3. Shortly after the war began, Shafik estimated that the capital outlay required for Iraq to pump an extra 500,000 barrels a day would be between $15 billion and $20 billion.


  1. Q1 BYOD Smartphone Sales Surge in North America and Asia but Western Europe Fights Growing Trend

    BOSTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of BYOD smartphones entering enterprises through the outlay of employees aiming to boost their own productivity was more than double the volume purchased ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Sangre Chronicle > Cimarron > Cimarron pledges capital outlay money to water system

    Cimarron officials have decided to clean and replace sand filters in the village’s drinking water system with the $50,000 in 2013 legislative capital outlay funding awarded to the municipality for infrastructure improvements.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sangre de Christo Chronicle

  3. CharityComms and PR Newswire Join Forces to Help Charities Make Their Voice Heard

    LONDON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Charities will be able to share their key messages with the media for less outlay thanks to a new partnership between CharityComms and PR Newswire. CharityComms, the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Ultimately, the cost to taxpayers will be far less than the initial outlay," Bush said.
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. "We have increased the outlay on education from 7.7per cent of the total Central Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) in the 10th Plan to over 19 per cent in the 11th Plan. The actual outlays have been raised five-fold. This is an unprecedented increase in...
    on Dec 28, 2007 By: Manmohan Singh Source: DailyIndia.com

  3. "It's bigger than 'Lord of the Rings' in terms of its outlay," Weitz said in an interview. "And so 'The Golden Compass' becomes central to the future of the company."
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Chris Weitz Source: Reuters

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