|1.||[ verb ] give money, usually in exchange for goods or services|
"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"
|Related terms:||give spend finance bribe refund put_up disburse defray redeem compensate remit kick_back foot pay_cash charge tithe subsidise prefer overpay underpay compensate go_dutch prepay disburse redeem liquidate fund buy_off wage payer payee|
|2.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||communicate offer|
|3.||[ verb ] cancel or discharge a debt|
"pay up, please!"
|Related terms:||default liquidate wage|
|4.||[ verb ] do or give something to somebody in return|
|Synonyms:||make_up pay_off compensate|
"Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
|Related terms:||settle pay_back pay_back compensation payer payee|
|5.||[ noun ] (business) something that remunerates|
|Synonyms:||wage salary earnings remuneration|
"wages were paid by check" "he wasted his pay on drink" "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
|Related terms:||regular_payment sick_pay found half-pay living_wage double_time pay_envelope merit_pay take-home_pay strike_pay minimum_wage combat_pay payroll pay_up yield|
|6.||[ verb ] render|
"pay a visit" "pay a call"
|7.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||endure get_one's_lumps payer|
|8.||[ verb ] (business) bring in; as of investments|
"interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
|Related terms:||gain pay_off net investment output output|
|9.||[ verb ] be worth it|
"It pays to go through the trouble"
|10.||[ verb ] as in the expressions "give thought to"|
"give priority to", etc.
|Related terms:||think sacrifice|
|11.||[ verb ] discharge or settle|
"pay a debt" "pay an obligation"
|Related terms:||settle pay_up payment|
|12.||[ verb ] (business) make a compensation for|
"a favor that cannot be paid back"
|Related terms:||requite pay_back|
|13.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 27282|