What is the meaning of lay out?


  • Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line.
    • usage: "lay out the clothes"; "lay out the arguments"
  • Get ready for a particular purpose or event.
    • usage: "set up an experiment"; "set the table"; "lay out the tools for the surgery"
  • Spend or invest.
    • usage: "lay out thousands on gold"; "he laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit"
  • Bring forward and present to the mind.
    • usage: "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
  • Provide a detailed plan or design.
    • usage: "She laid out her plans for the new house"
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APAWordNet. (2010). lay out. Retrieved March 30, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/lay_out/definitions/1328640
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "lay out" http://smartdefine.org/lay_out/definitions/1328640 (accessed March 30, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, lay out, Smart Define, viewed 30 March, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/lay_out/definitions/1328640>.
MLAWordNet. "lay out" 23 October 2010. Web. 30 March 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/lay_out/definitions/1328640>