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Definitions for defray
dɪˈfreɪde·fray

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defrayverb

    bear the expenses of

Wiktionary

  1. defrayverb

    To spend (money).

    Etymology: From desfrayer, défrayer, from dé- + fraier.

  2. defrayverb

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

    Etymology: From desfrayer, défrayer, from dé- + fraier.

  3. defrayverb

    To pay for (something).

    Etymology: From desfrayer, défrayer, from dé- + fraier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defrayverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Defrayverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of defray in a Sentence

  1. Miriam Pappo:

    Saving on non-food items, often on sale or with coupons, may help defray, off-set, or reduce the cost of healthy food items in the total grocery bill for a household.

  2. Ude Adigwe:

    It would seem that companies are trying to defray or offset the impact on their finances by putting the burden on the ordinary worker.

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