HyperDic: lay_out

English > 5 senses of the expression lay out:
VERBcontactlay out, range, array, set outlay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
changelay out, set up, setget ready for a particular purpose or event
possessionlay outspend or invest
communicationlay out, present, representbring forward and present to the mind
cognitionlay outprovide a detailed plan / plan or design
English > lay out: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningLay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "lay out the clothes"
  • "lay out the arguments"
Synonymsrange, array, set out
NarrowercompartLay out in parts according to a plan
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
See alsolayput into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishdisponer
English > lay out: 5 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningGet ready for a particular purpose or event.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "lay out the tools for the surgery"
Synonymsset up, set
Broaderfix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Spanisharmar, montar
Catalanarmar, muntar
English > lay out: 5 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningSpend or invest.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"lay out thousands on gold"
Broaderspend, expend, droppay out
English > lay out: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningbring forward and present to the mind.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymspresent, represent
Narrowerargue, indicateGive evidence of
argue, reasonPresent reasons and arguments
spinTwist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
Broaderstate, say, tellExpress in words / words
Spanishmostrar, obsequiar, presentar, representar
Catalanobsequiar, presentar-se, presentar
English > lay out: 5 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningProvide a detailed plan / plan or design.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Narrowerblock outplan where and when songs should be inserted into a theatrical production, or plan a theatrical production in general
loftLay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull
Broaderplanmake plans for something
Spanishdisponer
Nounslayoutthe act of laying out (as by making plans for something)

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