Definitions for pay

Definitions for (noun) pay

Main entry: pay, remuneration, earnings, salary, wage

Definition: something that remunerates

Usage: wages were paid by check; he wasted his pay on drink; they saved a quarter of all their earnings

Definitions for (verb) pay

Main entry: devote, pay, give

Definition: dedicate

Usage: give thought to; give priority to; pay attention to

Main entry: pay

Definition: bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action

Usage: You'll pay for this!; She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly; You'll pay for this opinion later

Main entry: pay, give

Definition: convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow

Usage: Don't pay him any mind; give the orders; Give him my best regards; pay attention

Main entry: pay

Definition: give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

Usage: I paid four dollars for this sandwich; Pay the waitress, please

Main entry: ante up, pay, pay up

Definition: cancel or discharge a debt

Usage: pay up, please!

Main entry: pay

Definition: discharge or settle

Usage: pay a debt; pay an obligation

Main entry: pay, pay off, make up, compensate

Definition: do or give something to somebody in return

Usage: Does she pay you for the work you are doing?

Main entry: pay, yield, bear

Definition: bring in

Usage: interest-bearing accounts; How much does this savings certificate pay annually?

Main entry: pay

Definition: make a compensation for

Usage: a favor that cannot be paid back

Main entry: pay

Definition: render

Usage: pay a visit; pay a call

Main entry: pay

Definition: be worth it

Usage: It pays to go through the trouble

Visual thesaurus for pay