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ˈpeɪˌbækpay·back

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paybacknoun

    financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)

  2. vengeance, retribution, paybacknoun

    the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

    "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution"

Wiktionary

  1. paybacknoun

    An act of revenge.

    They beat us last year, so this year's win was payback.

  2. paybacknoun

    A form of recompense.

Freebase

  1. Payback

    Payback is a 1999 American crime thriller directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Mel Gibson. The film shares the same source material as the 1967 noir-classic Point Blank, directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin; both are based on the book The Hunter, written by Donald E. Westlake under the pseudonym of Richard Stark. The film was Helgeland's directorial debut after a career as a screenwriter. Helgeland in 2006 issued a director's cut that differs substantially from the version released by the studio.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of payback in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of payback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of payback in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Dominic Taylor:

    It is harder to make a return, payback is delayed... therefore we believe our businesses in parking and online payment are better placed in the hand of another investor of that type that is able to take them forward.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    Clearly, there's an expectation there on the Russian side that they may now have success with the Magnitsky Act, given that the prior meeting and communications dealt with the offer of help, it certainly seems like the Russians were ready for payback.

  3. Blerina Uruci:

    We would interpret the June weakness as payback after housing activity made a strong start to 2015 and expect the housing market to remain in recovery mode.

  4. United States:

    Given an unprecedented decline in driving, customers will receive a Shelter-in-Place Payback.

  5. Lois Zabrocky:

    With the narrow price differential, it doubles the length of time for scrubber payback. Seaways installed scrubbers on our highest-consuming ships and the payback period is likely within 2-3 years.

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