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Definitions of pay

  1. cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. as in the expressions"give thought to"; "give priority to" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. be worth it; "It pays to go through the trouble" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; "You'll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You'll pay for this opinion later" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. bring in; as of investments; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. render; "pay a visit"; "pay a call" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. To cover, as bottom of a vessel, a seam, a spar, etc., with tar or pitch, or waterproof composition of tallow, resin, etc.; to smear. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To satisfy, or content; specifically, to satisfy (another person) for service rendered, property delivered, etc.; to discharge one's obligation to; to make due return to; to compensate; to remunerate; to recompense; to requite; as, to pay workmen or servants. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Hence, figuratively: To compensate justly; to requite according to merit; to reward; to punish; to retort or retaliate upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To discharge, as a debt, demand, or obligation, by giving or doing what is due or required; to deliver the amount or value of to the person to whom it is owing; to discharge a debt by delivering (money owed). Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To discharge or fulfill, as a duy; to perform or render duty, as that which has been promised. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To give or offer, without an implied obligation; as, to pay attention; to pay a visit. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To give a recompense; to make payment, requital, or satisfaction; to discharge a debt. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Hence, to make or secure suitable return for expense or trouble; to be remunerative or profitable; to be worth the effort or pains required; as, it will pay to ride; it will pay to wait; politeness always pays. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Satisfaction; content. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a clerk; the pay of a soldier. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To satisfy the claims of; recompense; discharge, as a debt; to be profitable to; give. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To make recompense; to discharge a debt; be worth while. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Paid. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Paying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Money given for service done, for goods, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To discharge a debt: to requite with what is deserved: to reward: to punish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. To recompense:-pa.t. and pa.p. paid. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. That which satisfies: money given for service: salary, wages. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. PAYER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. (naut., and in the proverb "the devil to pay") To smear with tar, pitch, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. Payment; recompense; wages. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. To discharge a debt; requite. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. To render an equivalent to, as for property or service. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. To satisfy, as a claim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. To expend, as money; deliver; hand over. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. To render compensation; yield adequate return. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Something rendered as an equivalent for property, labor, or loss; requital; reward; compensation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Compensation; recempense; salary or wages. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. To discharge a debt; to fulfil; to render what is due; to recompense. To pay for, to make amends; to give an equivalent. To pay out, to let run out. To pay off, to compensate and discharge. To pay the piper, to pay the cost. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To ceat with pitch. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To recompense. To pay off, to fall to leeward. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. Wages given for duty or service performed; salary; allowance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. To discharge a debt; to make amends by suffering; to compensate; to reward; to recompense. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. To smear with tar, pitch, &c., as a vessel. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. To pay is to deliver to a creditor the value of a debt, either in money or in goods, for his acceptance, by which the debt Is discharged. Beals v. Home Ins. Co., 36 N. Y. 522. thelawdictionary.org
  50. p[=a], v.t. to satisfy or set at rest: to discharge, as a debt or a duty: to requite with what is deserved: to reward: to punish: to give, render.--v.i. to recompense: to be worth one's trouble: to be profitable:--pa.t. and pa.p. paid.--n. that which satisfies: money given for service: salary, wages.--adj. PAY'ABLE, that may be paid: that ought to be paid: due.--ns. PAY'-BILL, a statement of moneys to be paid, to workmen, soldiers, &c.; PAY'-CLERK, a clerk who pays wages; PAY'-DAY, a regular day for payment, as of wages; PAY'-DIRT, -GRAV'EL, gravel or sand containing enough gold to be worth working; PAYEE', one to whom money is paid; PAY'ER; PAY'-LIST, -ROLL, a list of persons entitled to pay, with the amounts due to each; PAY'MASTER, the master who pays: an officer in the army or navy whose duty it is to pay soldiers, &c.; PAY'MENT, the act of paying: the discharge of a debt by money or its equivalent in value: that which is paid: recompense: reward: punishment; PAY'-OFF'ICE, the place where payments are made; FULL'-PAY, the whole amount of wages, &c., without deductions; HALF'-PAY (see HALF).--PAY DOWN, to pay in cash on the spot; PAY FOR, to make amends for: to bear the expense of; PAY OFF, to discharge: to take revenge upon: to requite: (naut.) to fall away to leeward; PAY OUT, to cause to run out, as rope; PAY ROUND, to turn the ship's head; PAY THE PIPER, to have all expenses to pay.--IN THE PAY OF, hired by. [Fr. payer--L. pac[=a]re, to appease; cf. pax, peace.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  51. p[=a], v.t. (naut., and in the proverb 'the devil to pay') to smear with tar, pitch, &c. [Perh. through O. Fr. peier (Sp. empegar) from L. pic[=a]re, to pitch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  52. Payment; in the p. (employment) of; wages; p.-day, day on which payment is (to be) made, (Stock Exch.) day on which transfer of stock has to be paid for; paymaster, official who pays troops, workmen, &c. (often fig.), paymaster-general, officer at head of a department of Treasury. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. (paid). Give (person) what is due in discharge of debt or for services done or goods received; p. off, p. in full& discharge (ship\'s crew &c.); (fig.) reward, recompense; p. (person) out, punish him; p. him in his own COIN; recompense (work); hand over (money owed to person, or w. double object); hand over the amount of (debt, wages, ransom, tithes); p. one\'s way, not get into debt; p. through the NOSE, p. the PIPER; p. up, p. full amount of (arrears, or abs.); render, bestow, (attention, respect, court, compliment, to; (of business &c.) yield adequate return, yield adequate return to (person); p. for, hand over the price of, bear the cost of, (fig.) be punished for (fault &c.); (Naut.) p. out, away, let out (rope) by slackening it. Hence payee, payer, nn. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. (naut.). Smear with pitch, tar, &c., as defence against wet. [old Northern French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  55. (esp.) p. to one\'s own or another\'s banking account. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  56. n. An equivalent given for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; compensation; recompense; hire; wages; salary;—stipend paid to military or naval officers, called full pay to such as are in active service, and half pay to those who have retired or are unemployed. Cabinet Dictionary

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