Definitions for PAYpeɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary(verb)

    something that remunerates

    "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"

  2. pay(verb)

    give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

    "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"

  3. give, pay(verb)

    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"

  4. pay up, ante up, pay(verb)

    cancel or discharge a debt

    "pay up, please!"

  5. yield, pay, bear(verb)

    bring in

    "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

  6. pay, pay off, make up, compensate(verb)

    do or give something to somebody in return

    "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

  7. give, pay, devote(verb)

    dedicate

    "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"

  8. pay(verb)

    be worth it

    "It pays to go through the trouble"

  9. pay(verb)

    render

    "pay a visit"; "pay a call"

  10. pay(verb)

    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"

  11. pay(verb)

    make a compensation for

    "a favor that cannot be paid back"

  12. pay(verb)

    discharge or settle

    "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"

Wiktionary

  1. pay(Noun)

    Money given in return for work; salary or wages.

    Many employers have rules designed to keep employees from comparing their pays.

  2. pay(Verb)

    To give money in exchange for goods or services.

    He paid him to clean the place up.

  3. pay(Verb)

    To be profitable.

    Crime doesnu2019t pay.

  4. pay(Verb)

    To be profitable for.

    It didn't pay him to keep the store open any more.

  5. pay(Verb)

    To give (something else than money).

    To pay attention

  6. pay(Verb)

    To discharge an obligation or debt.

    He was allowed to go as soon as he paid.

  7. pay(Verb)

    To suffer consequences.

    He paid for his fun in the sun with a terrible sunburn.

  8. Origin: From payen, from paier, from pācāre "to settle, satisfy" from paco. Displaced native yelden (from gieldan), scotten (from gescot).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pay(verb)

    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

  2. Pay(verb)

    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

  3. Pay(verb)

    hence, figuratively: To compensate justly; to requite according to merit; to reward; to punish; to retort or retaliate upon

  4. Pay(verb)

    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)

  5. Pay(verb)

    to discharge or fulfill, as a duy; to perform or render duty, as that which has been promised

  6. Pay(verb)

    to give or offer, without an implied obligation; as, to pay attention; to pay a visit

  7. Pay(verb)

    to give a recompense; to make payment, requital, or satisfaction; to discharge a debt

  8. Pay(verb)

    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

  9. Pay(noun)

    satisfaction; content

  10. Pay(noun)

    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

  11. Origin: [OF. peier, fr. L. picare to pitch, pix pitch: cf. OF. peiz pitch, F. poix. See Pitch a black substance.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PAY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #627

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PAY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #316

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PAY' in Nouns Frequency: #1022

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PAY' in Verbs Frequency: #55

Anagrams of PAY »

  1. APY

  2. Pya

  3. Yap


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