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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
pay (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to make due return to for services rendered or property delivered
b) to engage for money - hire you couldn't pay me to do that
2.
a) to give in return for goods or service - pay wages
b) to discharge indebtedness for - settle pay a bill
c) to make a disposal or transfer of (money)
3.
to give or forfeit in expiation or retribution - pay the penalty
4.
a) to make compensation for
b) to requite according to what is deserved - pay them back
5.
to give, offer, or make freely or as fitting - pay attention pay your respects
6.
a) to return value or profit to - it pays you to stay open
b) to bring in as a return - an investment paying five percent
7.
intransitive verb
to slacken (as a rope) and allow to run out - used with out
1.
to discharge a debt or obligation
2.
to be worth the expense or effort - crime doesn't pay
3.
to suffer the consequences of an act
pay (noun)
1.
something paid for a purpose and especially as a salary or wage - remuneration
2.
a) the act or fact of paying or being paid
b) the status of being paid by an employer - employ
3.
a person viewed with respect to reliability or promptness in paying debts or bills
4.
a) ore or a natural deposit that yields metal and especially gold in profitable amounts
b) an oil-yielding stratum or zone
pay (adjective)
1.
containing or leading to something precious or valuable
2.
equipped with a coin slot for receiving a fee for use - a pay telephone
3.
requiring payment
pay (verb)
transitive verb
to coat with a waterproof composition
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
pay (noun)
1.
the money paid regularly to a person for labor or services
SYNONYMS:
emolument, hire, packet, pay, paycheck, pay envelope, payment, salary, stipend
RELATED WORDS:
living wage, minimum wage, nominal wages, take-home pay; double time, overtime, time and a half; compensation, recompense, remittance, remuneration, requital, return; recoupment, redress, reparation, restitution; reimbursement, repayment; earnings, profit, takings, yield
pay (noun)
2.
something (as money) that is given or received in return for goods or services
SYNONYMS:
compensation, consideration, pay, recompense, remittance, remuneration, requital
RELATED WORDS:
salary, stipend, wage(s); disbursement, expenditure, outlay; rebate, refund; indemnity, recoupment, redress, reparation, restitution; adjustment, settlement; deposit; reimbursement, repayment; prepayment; overpayment; rent, rental
pay (verb)
1.
to give (someone) the sum of money owed for goods or services received
SYNONYMS:
compensate, recompense, remunerate
RELATED WORDS:
refund, reimburse, repay, requite; remit; pay off, pay up, prepay
NEAR ANTONYMS:
stiff
pay (verb)
2.
to give what is owed for
SYNONYMS:
ante up, balance, clear, discharge, foot, liquidate, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), stand
repudiate
pay (verb)
3.
to hand over or use up in payment
SYNONYMS:
disburse, drop, expend, fork (over, out, up), give, lay out, outlay, pay, shell out
RELATED WORDS:
lavish, rain; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), run through, squander, throw away, waste
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cache, hoard, lay up, save; acquire, earn, gain, garner, make, procure, realize, secure, win
pay (verb)
4.
to produce as revenue
SYNONYMS:
bear, give, pay, return
RELATED WORDS:
bring in, net; afford, furnish, provide, supply; pay off
pay (verb)
5.
to provide with a paying job
SYNONYMS:
assume, engage, fee, hire, lay on, pay, place, recruit, retain, sign (up on), take on
RELATED WORDS:
reemploy, reengage, rehire; apprentice, contract, job, partner, subcontract; enlist; advance, promote, upgrade; keep (on); headhunt, scout
NEAR ANTONYMS:
furlough, lay off, lock out
ax ( axe), can, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack
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