Definitions of pay

  1. To recompense. To pay off, to fall to leeward.
  2. To cover, as bottom of a vessel, a seam, a spar, etc., with tar or pitch, or waterproof composition of tallow, resin, etc.; to smear.
  3. Hence, figuratively: To compensate justly; to requite according to merit; to reward; to punish; to retort or retaliate upon.
  4. To discharge, as a debt, demand, or obligation, by giving or doing what is due or required; to deliver the amount or value of to the person to whom it is owing; to discharge a debt by delivering ( money owed).
  5. To discharge or fulfill, as a duy; to perform or render duty, as that which has been promised.
  6. To give or offer, without an implied obligation; as, to pay attention; to pay a visit.
  7. To satisfy the claims of; recompense; discharge, as a debt; to be profitable to; give.
  8. To discharge a debt: to requite with what is deserved: to reward: to punish.
  9. ( naut., and in the proverb " the devil to pay") To smear with tar, pitch, etc.
  10. To render an equivalent to, as for property or service.
  11. To satisfy, as a claim.
  12. To expend, as money; deliver; hand over.
  13. To give a recompense; to make payment, requital, or satisfaction; to discharge a debt.
  14. Hence, to make or secure suitable return for expense or trouble; to be remunerative or profitable; to be worth the effort or pains required; as, it will pay to ride; it will pay to wait; politeness always pays.
  15. To recompense:- pa. t. and pa. p. paid.
  16. To discharge a debt; requite.
  17. be worth it; " It pays to go through the trouble"
  18. bear ( a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; " You'll pay for this!"; " She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; " You'll pay for this opinion later"
  19. convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; " Don't pay him any mind"; " give the orders"; " Give him my best regards"; " pay attention"
  20. give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; " I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; " Pay the waitress, please"
  21. discharge or settle; " pay a debt"; " pay an obligation"
  22. bring in; as of investments; " interest- bearing accounts"; " How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
  23. render; " pay a visit"; " pay a call"
  24. To render compensation; yield adequate return.
  25. To discharge a debt; to fulfil; to render what is due; to recompense. To pay for, to make amends; to give an equivalent. To pay out, to let run out. To pay off, to compensate and discharge. To pay the piper, to pay the cost.
  26. To ceat with pitch.
  27. To discharge a debt; to make amends by suffering; to compensate; to reward; to recompense.
  28. To smear with tar, pitch, & c., as a vessel.
  29. Paying.
  30. dedicate; " give thought to"; " give priority to"; " pay attention to"
  31. bring in; " interest- bearing accounts"; " How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
  32. make a compensation for; " a favor that cannot be paid back"
  33. To satisfy, or content; specifically, to satisfy ( another person) for service rendered, property delivered, etc.; to discharge one's obligation to; to make due return to; to compensate; to remunerate; to recompense; to requite; as, to pay workmen or servants.
  34. Satisfaction; content.
  35. An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a clerk; the pay of a soldier.
  36. Money given for service done, for goods, etc.
  37. That which satisfies: money given for service: salary, wages.
  38. PAYER.
  39. Payment; recompense; wages.
  40. Something rendered as an equivalent for property, labor, or loss; requital; reward; compensation.
  41. Compensation; recempense; salary or wages.
  42. Wages given for duty or service performed; salary; allowance.
  43. Paid.