lay out

Primary Meanings of lay out

1.
v
lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
2.
v
bring forward and present to the mind
3.
v
spend or invest
Full Definitions of lay out
1

v lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line

lay out the clothes”
lay out the arguments”
Synonyms:
array, range, set out
Types:
compart
lay out in parts according to a plan
Type of:
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order

v get ready for a particular purpose or event

lay out the tools for the surgery”
Synonyms:
set, set up
Type of:
fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

v provide a detailed plan or design

“She laid out her plans for the new house”
Types:
block out
plan where and when songs should be inserted into a theatrical production, or plan a theatrical production in general
loft
lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull
Type of:
plan
make plans for something
2

v bring forward and present to the mind

Synonyms:
present, represent
Types:
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argue, reason
present reasons and arguments
argue, indicate
give evidence of
spin
twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
re-argue
argue again
expostulate
reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion
defend, fend for, support
argue or speak in defense of
sugarcoat
cause to appear more pleasant or appealing
Type of:
say, state, tell
express in words
3

v spend or invest

lay out thousands on gold”
“he laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit”
Type of:
drop, expend, spend
pay out

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