What does defray mean?

Definitions for defraydɪˈfreɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defray(verb)

    bear the expenses of


  1. defray(Verb)

    To spend (money).

  2. defray(Verb)

    To pay or discharge (a debt, expense etc.); to meet (the cost of something).

  3. defray(Verb)

    To pay for (something).

  4. Origin: From desfrayer, défrayer, from dé- + fraier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defray(verb)

    to pay or discharge; to serve in payment of; to provide for, as a charge, debt, expenses, costs, etc

  2. Defray(verb)

    to avert or appease, as by paying off; to satisfy; as, to defray wrath

  3. Origin: [F. dfrayer; pref. d- (L. de or dis-) + frais expense, fr. LL. fredum, fridum, expense, fine by which an offender obtained peace from his sovereign, or more likely, atoned for an offense against the public peace, fr. OHG. fridu peace, G. friede. See Affray.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Defray

    de-frā′, v.t. to discharge the expenses of anything: to pay: (Spens.) to appease:—pr.p. defray′ing; pa.p. defrayed′.—ns. Defray′ment, Defray′al. [O. Fr. defrayerde, and frais, expense—Low L. fractum, breakage, damage, expense.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defray in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defray in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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