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layout

[ley-out] /ˈleɪˌaʊt/
noun
1.
an arrangement or plan:
We objected to the layout of the house.
2.
the act of laying or spreading out.
3.
a plan or sketch, as of an advertisement or a page of a newspaper or magazine, indicating the arrangement and relationship of the parts, as of type and artwork.
4.
(in advertising, publishing, etc.) the technique, process, or occupation of making layouts.
5.
Journalism. spread (def 33).
6.
Informal. a place, as of residence or business, and the features that go with it; a setup:
a fancy layout with a swimming pool and a tennis court.
7.
Informal. a display or spread, as of dishes at a meal.
8.
a collection or set of tools, implements, or the like.
9.
Cards. an arrangement of cards dealt according to a given pattern, as in solitaire.
10.
Diving, Gymnastics. a body position in which one is fully extended and arched backward, with the legs together and straight, the head thrown back, and the arms extended sideways.
Compare pike7 , tuck1 (def 13).
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase lay out
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Examples for layout
  • Think ahead about the physical layout you want for the picture.
  • He also changed the traditional physical layout of the plant so that machine tools were grouped along the flow of production.
  • Meier, but he said he did not design the show's layout.
  • Interns are included in story-planning sessions and photo and layout reviews.
  • The layout is sleeker, more user-friendly and takes better advantage of the web medium, however.
  • Well-adapted to the slopes of the hill site, its streets still follow the original layout.
  • The layout is well-organized and the merchandising is simple and modern.
  • Once you have your page layout selected, the fun really begins.
  • He then pasted his text onto my slide design and layout.
  • Calif, which was built to resemble an urban layout.
British Dictionary definitions for layout

lay out

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to arrange or spread out
2.
to prepare (a corpse) for burial or cremation
3.
to plan or contrive
4.
(informal) to spend (money), esp lavishly
5.
(informal) to knock unconscious
6.
(informal) to exert (oneself) or put (oneself) to an effort he laid himself out to please us
noun
7.
the arrangement or plan of something, such as a building
8.
the arrangement of written material, photographs, or other artwork on an advertisement or page in a book, newspaper, etc
9.
a preliminary plan indicating this
10.
a drawing showing the relative disposition of parts in a machine, etc
11.
the act of laying out
12.
something laid out
13.
the formation of cards on the table in various games, esp in patience
14.
(informal, mainly US) a residence or establishment, esp a large one
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Word Origin and History for layout
layout
"configuration, arrangement," 1852, from lay (v.) + out. Meaning "rough design of a printing job" is from 1910.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for layout

layout

noun
  1. A place; house; living arrangements: Nice little layout you got here (1869+)
  2. Place, equipment, apparatus, etc, for a particular purpose: who may never have seen such a layout (1886+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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