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Princeton's WordNet

  1. payroll, paysheet(noun)

    a list of employees and their salaries

    "the company had a long payroll"

  2. payroll, paysheet(noun)

    the total amount of money paid in wages

    "the company had a large payroll"

  3. payroll, payroll department(noun)

    the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee


  1. payroll(Noun)

    A list of employees who receive salary or wages, together with the amounts due to each.

  2. payroll(Noun)

    The total sum of money paid to employees.

  3. payroll(Noun)

    The series of accounting transactions that ensure that employees are paid correctly, and that all taxes etc are properly deducted; the department in a company responsible for it.


  1. Payroll

    In a company, payroll is the sum of all financial records of salaries for an employee, wages, bonuses and deductions. In accounting, payroll refers to the amount paid to employees for services they provided during a certain period of time. Payroll plays a major role in a company for several reasons. From an accounting perspective, payroll is crucial because payroll and payroll taxes considerably affect the net income of most companies and they are subject to laws and regulations. From an ethics in business viewpoint payroll is a critical department as employees are responsive to payroll errors and irregularities: good employee morale requires payroll to be paid timely and accurately. The primary mission of the payroll department is to ensure that all employees are paid accurately and timely with the correct withholdings and deductions, and to ensure the withholdings and deductions are remitted in a timely manner. This includes salary payments, tax withholdings, and deductions from a paycheck.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of payroll in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of payroll in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of payroll in a Sentence

  1. Candice Parscale:

    I do payroll and invoicing.

  2. Mayor Don Guardian:

    I wanted to make sure I didn't put the bonds before payroll, before schools, before anyone else.

  3. Scott Gottlieb:

    We're shifting operating dollars to payroll dollars in order to maximize our runway and preserve program functions.

  4. Wilmer Stith:

    It is a slightly disappointing payroll number. If anything, it buys the Fed a little more time before the first rate hike.

  5. Jose Carlos Martins:

    The government's focus is completely wrong. It should be cutting its own payroll instead of investments that boost the economy.

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