I came across the phrase in this passage of an article on The Hollywood Walk of Fame:
Having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a huge honor. Specific requirements are laid out for those actors, musicians, directors, producers and others who earn a spot on the walk.
This is the definition of lay out from OALD :
3 to present a plan, an argument, etc. clearly and carefully
But what does present mean in this definition? Does it mean: to show or offer something for other people to look at or consider? or to show or describe something/somebody in a particular way?