the way in which the parts of something such as the page of a book, a garden or a building are arranged the layout of streets the magazine’s attractive new page layout There is no single correct layout for business letters. Are you familiar with the general layout of the hospital? See related entries: How a building looksExtra examples page layout software Editing and layout is now usually done on computer. The existing layout of the city dates only from the 1960s. They used a very rough layout to begin with. They’ve come up with an eye-catching new layout. We liked the internal layout of the house. You’ll soon get used to the layout of the building.