Definition of Pay


  • something that remunerates
    "wages were paid by check"
    "he wasted his pay on drink"
    "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"


  • discharge or settle
    "pay a debt"
    "pay an obligation"
  • make a compensation for
    "a favor that cannot be paid back"
  • 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"
  • render
    "pay a visit"
    "pay a call"
  • be worth it
    "It pays to go through the trouble"
  • dedicate
    "give thought to"
    "give priority to"
    "pay attention to"
  • do or give something to somebody in return
    "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
    - pay off - make up
  • bring in
    "interest-bearing accounts"
    "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
  • cancel or discharge a debt
    "pay up, please!"
    - pay up - ante up
  • convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.
    "Don't pay him any mind"
    "give the orders"
    "Give him my best regards"
    "pay attention"
  • give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"
    "Pay the waitress, please"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble pay

6 unscramble word found using the letters pay.

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