Definition of layout in English:

layout

noun

  • 1The way in which the parts of something are arranged or laid out.

    ‘the road layout’
    • ‘Over the years, the examination has been adapted to reflect advances in car design and changing road layouts, with hand signals removed from the test in 1975.’
    • ‘But much has changed in those 70 years and the test has been adapted to reflect advances in car design and changing road layouts.’
    • ‘Advances in car design and road layouts meant that the original test gradually became dated.’
    • ‘Abruptly, I found construction work had altered the road layout and I had no idea where pedestrians were supposed to go.’
    • ‘But the council's highways chief denied it had taken no action, saying three road layouts had been altered and two were awaiting change.’
    • ‘The layout is symmetrical and orderly, which contrasts with the cottagey jumble of perennials and bulbs within the four rectangular beds.’
    • ‘These systems affect the layout and design of modern libraries.’
    • ‘There are a number of items to consider, including layout, style, materials and products, safety issues, and building codes.’
    • ‘This kitchen exemplifies those tenets with its greet-the-day colors, friendly layout, and elemental materials.’
    • ‘Its strategy calls for plants to essentially be carbon copies of each other: same layout, same processes, same equipment.’
    • ‘When considering hazards, it is not enough to simply examine the components, materials and layout of the building.’
    • ‘The interior materials, control layout and appearance are simply prehistoric.’
    • ‘As a family kitchen, both layout and materials have been carefully considered.’
    • ‘Its worker-centered design process and interior layout display an unusual commitment to workplace openness.’
    • ‘The design will ‘provide partners with full schematics, layout, bill of materials, drivers and a design guide’, the chip maker said.’
    • ‘The duo are using the theme of Irish hospitality to create a sensual interior with a contemporary yet classical layout using Irish fabrics and materials.’
    • ‘While the building is the container for interpretive material, through its form and layout it also becomes part of the interpretive experience.’
    • ‘Rearranging the shop floor layout opened up thousands of square feet and streamlined the process.’
    • ‘The L-shaped counter and island layout are familiar but the materials are not.’
    • ‘The dashboard is modern, made from good materials, and with a very clear layout of all controls and instruments.’
    structure, arrangement, construction, framework, format, layout, design, organization, system, planning, order, orderliness, symmetry, proportion
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    1. 1.1The way in which text or pictures are set out on a page.
      ‘the layout is uncluttered and the illustrations are helpful’
      • ‘The typography and page layout is open and inviting.’
      • ‘Sterne was almost compulsively attentive to page layout and typography, going so far as to specify the length of each dash in printer's ems.’
      • ‘As part of her earlier experimentation, she started printing on newsprint and borrowed the format of newspaper layout for her work.’
      • ‘It is more than a matter of typography and layout.’
      • ‘In the late 1960s, as I recall from the magazines one read, typography and layout of poems became almost central to the poem.’
      • ‘The comforting, if deeply eccentric, typography and layout of the original are still there, along with a mix of photographs new and old.’
      • ‘The text takes on a life of its own, and the typography and layout respond.’
      • ‘It makes writing all about the words, not about the formatting, typography, layout, or anything else.’
      • ‘I could reproduce any layout, liquid or fixed width, with pixel-level precision.’
      • ‘It tells us something by way of typographical layout, a luxury that ancient Roman poetry didn't have.’
      • ‘I am working on a site right now that is a typical three column layout with a header and footer.’
      • ‘Oh, and I don't really care if you don't like the three column layout.’
      • ‘Despite this, few applicants have actually considered the need to change CV layout and content in line with the online recruitment process.’
      • ‘Indeed the style and layout of the original book is followed closely, and the translated version is as similar in appearance to the original as possible.’
      • ‘First, there's a high-quality cover, nice binding, and vastly improved typesetting and layout.’
      • ‘Also, although the wording remained the same, the typefaces and layout were changed slightly.’
      • ‘The typefaces and layout are part of the whole, with cartoons, photos and sketches essential to the whole feel of the project.’
      • ‘This book has an attractive look to it, with a legible typeface and good layout.’
      • ‘I have a theory, which I have mentioned from time to time, that readers are sensitive to fonts, layout, and page design, to a far greater extent than is generally recognised.’
      • ‘Over the years, I find major changes in the newspapers' content, delivery and layout.’
    2. 1.2mass noun The process of setting out material on a page.
      ‘doing layout for newspapers and magazines’
      • ‘In this we were limited only by the time and effort we wished to expend, rather than such logistical publishing considerations as page layout and total printing costs.’
      • ‘If desktop publishing, layout, and word processor magic are not your strengths, then by all means get the help of a friend who is good in these areas.’
      • ‘The new editions have benefitted from computer word processing and layout.’
      • ‘People had been doing layout and typography long before the Web came along.’
      • ‘Most people are familiar with the process of exploring the design space for page layout in what we call the inverted pyramid process.’
      • ‘We need money to pay for layout and printing and some basic administration.’
      • ‘Usually this is the job of someone who knows something about graphics, printing and layout - in short a graphics designer.’
      • ‘Print publishing remains a very slow process with a great deal of time dedicated to copyright transfers, layout, typesetting, and printing.’
      • ‘We regret the bad quality of the Weekender this week, which was not due to poor layout or proofing, but an error at the printing press.’
      • ‘I learned to string a few words together on a community tabloid and was drafted by a grand old broadsheet where I mastered sub-editing and page layout.’
      • ‘In some organizations, the copy editor does design and layout, edits the copy, and supervises the production process.’
      • ‘These include textile design, type design, page layout, interior design, fashion design and architecture.’
      • ‘Photographers now use digital cameras, reporters use mobile phones, and computers are used in story writing and page layout.’
      • ‘Various aspects are covered from sourcing stories, to good writing skills and interviewing skills along with media law and page layout.’
      • ‘If you'd like to automate page layout even more, pay attention here.’
      arrangement, geography, design, organization, make-up, shape
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    3. 1.3A thing arranged or set out in a particular way.
      ‘a model railway layout’
      • ‘It runs from 10 am to 5pm and celebrates Swindon's railway heritage with model railway layouts, displays and guided tours of the Swindon Works site.’
      • ‘The annual exhibition will be held in the White Horse Leisure Centre on Saturday and Sunday and will feature 18 working model railway layouts and 14 trade stands.’
      • ‘This year the show featured 18 working model railway layouts, spanning 100 years as well as 14 trade stands.’
      • ‘There will be guided talks and lectures and model railway layouts.’
      • ‘And this event promises to be the best yet containing no less than eight model railway layouts!’
      • ‘There was a layout of a Ugandan railway, designed and built by a former serviceman, that included tiny model animals ranging from aardvarks to zebra.’
      • ‘More than a dozen first-class layouts, depicting railway scenes from this country and abroad, had been set up by model railway enthusiasts from all parts of the south, each one a joy to study.’
      • ‘The designer decided he would like to present a second layout during the council meeting the next day.’
      • ‘A railway line cuts the layout diagonally which means that there is scope for a metro rail link.’
      • ‘Famous structures were incorporated into the layout including models of the Eiffel Tower and Sydney Harbour Bridge.’
      • ‘Develop mini model layouts with space for civic amenities.’
      • ‘Also on display will be a live steam model layout featuring famous Welsh railway scenes.’
      • ‘Railway buffs should steam along to Kendal Leisure Centre on Saturday and Sunday to marvel at the layouts on show at the Model Railway Exhibition.’
      • ‘So whether you have been interested in model railways for years or just starting on a new layout of your own (or you received a model train set for Christmas) why not come along for a great day out.’
      • ‘When in a paper space layout you can edit geometry created in the layout or in the model.’
      • ‘The theme extends to detailed scale model layouts of tanks and ships, and a war games group will re-enact the D-Day Landings in miniature.’
      • ‘During the layover, the Havre Railroad Museum ran trains on its model railroad layout.’
      design, arrangement, presentation, style, format
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Pronunciation

layout

/ˈleɪaʊt/