What does payment mean?

Definitions for payment
ˈpeɪ məntpay·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word payment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. payment(noun)

    a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

  2. payment, defrayal, defrayment(noun)

    the act of paying money

  3. requital, payment(noun)

    an act of requiting; returning in kind

Wiktionary

  1. payment(Noun)

    The act of paying.

  2. payment(Noun)

    A sum of money paid in exchange for goods or services.

Wikipedia

  1. Payment

    A payment is the voluntary tender of money or its equivalent or of things of value by one party (such as a person or company) to another in exchange for goods, or services provided by them, or to fulfill a legal obligation. The party making a payment is commonly called the payer, while the payee is the party receiving the payment. Payments can be effected in a number of ways, for example: the use of money, cheque, or debit, credit or bank transfers. the transfer of anything of value, such as stock, or using barter, the exchange of one good or service for another.In general, the payee is at liberty to determine what method of payment he or she will accept; though normally laws require the payer to accept the country's legal tender up to a prescribed limit. Payment is most commonly effected in the local currency of the payee, unless if the parties agree otherwise. Payment in another currency involves an additional foreign exchange transaction. The payee may compromise on a debt, i.e., accept a part payment in full settlement of a debtor's obligation, or may offer a discount, E.G: For payment in cash, or for prompt payment, etc. On the other hand, the payee may impose a surcharge, for example, as a late payment fee, or for use of a certain credit card, etc. Payments are frequently preceded by an invoice or bill, which follow the supply of goods or services, but in some industries (such as travel and hotels) it is becoming common for pre-payments to be required before the service is performed or provided. In some industries, a deposit may be required before services are performed, which acts as a part pre-payment or as security to the service provider. In some cases, progress payments are made in advance, and in some cases part payments are accepted, which do not extinguish the payer’s legal obligations. The acceptance of a payment by the payee extinguishes a debt or other obligation. A creditor cannot unreasonably refuse to accept a payment, but payment can be refused in some circumstances, for example, on a Sunday or outside banking hours. A payee is usually obligated to acknowledge payment by producing a receipt to the payer. A receipt may be an endorsement on an account as "paid in full". The giving of a guarantee or other security for a debt does not constitute a payment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Payment(noun)

    the act of paying, or giving compensation; the discharge of a debt or an obligation

    Etymology: [F. payment, paiement. See Pay to requite.]

  2. Payment(noun)

    that which is paid; the thing given in discharge of a debt, or an obligation, or in fulfillment of a promise; reward; recompense; requital; return

    Etymology: [F. payment, paiement. See Pay to requite.]

  3. Payment(noun)

    punishment; chastisement

    Etymology: [F. payment, paiement. See Pay to requite.]

Freebase

  1. Payment

    A payment is the transfer of money from one party to another. A payment is usually made in exchange for the provision of goods, services or both, or to fulfill a legal obligation. The simplest and oldest form of payment is barter, the exchange of one good or service for another. In the modern world, common means of payment by an individual include money, cheque, debit, credit, or bank transfer, and in trade such payments are frequently preceded by an invoice or result in a receipt. However, there are no arbitrary limits on the form a payment can take and thus in complex transactions between businesses, payments may take the form of stock or other more complicated arrangements. In law, the payer is the party making a payment while the payee is the party receiving the payment.

Editors Contribution

  1. payment

    To pay money or form of currency.

    The payments processed efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'payment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1921

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'payment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2628

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'payment' in Nouns Frequency: #455

How to pronounce payment?

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How to say payment in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of payment in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of payment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of payment in a Sentence

  1. Reshma Jagsi:

    It was provided without requiring payment for it, and it was incredibly popular.

  2. Interim CPS CEO Jesse Ruiz:

    As we have said, CPS could not make the payment and keep cuts away from the classroom.

  3. Reshmi Bennett:

    Our entire summers order book was wiped overnight. We had cancellations pouring in and issued so many refunds that we werent even sure if we had a business anymore, so imagine my ire in getting freebie cake requests from nobodies with an Instagram account, offering a postas payment.

  4. Bernie Sanders of Vermont:

    As a result of this horrific pandemic, tens of millions of Americans are living in economic desperation not knowing where their next meal or paycheck will come from, the one-time $ 1,200 check that many Americans recently received is not nearly enough to pay the rent, put food on the table and make ends meet. During this unprecedented crisis, Congress has a responsibility to make sure that every working-class household in America receives a $ 2,000 emergency payment a month for each family member.

  5. Peter Levine:

    If the service members fulfilled their service commitment and there’s no obvious reason to believe that they knew or should have known that it was an erroneous payment, then we don’t need further review to get rid of that case.

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