What does the word outlay mean?

Usage examples for outlay

  1. They said it was not possible for them to take barter, and sell their goods at the same rate, because there was so much risk and outlay. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  2. Sez I, " Who is it that you are willin' to make such a extraordinary outlay for?" – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  3. You will not forget, at the same time, Mr. Greifmann, that our very extraordinary undertaking will necessitate greater than ordinary outlay. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden