pay meaning

EN[peɪ] [-eɪ]
  • Pay may refer to:
  • A wage or salary earned for work
  • The process of payment for providing a service or trading goods
  • Waterproofing the seams of a wooden ship
  • Puffy AmiYumi, a Japanese pop/rock band
  • pay (geology), portion of a reservoir that contains economically recoverable hydrocarbons
  • Pay-e Borj, a village in Lorestan Province, Iran
  • Pay-e Kal-e Garab, a village in Ilam Province, Iran
  • Pay-e Rah, a village in Khuzestan Province, Iran
  • PAY can refer to:
  • Partido Alianza por Yucatán, a political party in Mexico
  • Puffy AmiYumi, a band in Japan

    Definition of pay in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpays
    1. Money given in return for work; salary or wages.
      1. Many employers have rules designed to keep employees from comparing their pays. ‎
  • VerbSGpaysPRpayingPT, PPpaidPT, PPpayed
    1. VT To give money or other compensation to in exchange for goods or services.
      1. he paid him to clean the place up;  he paid her off the books and in kind where possible ‎
    2. VT VI To discharge, as a debt or other obligation, by giving or doing what is due or required.
      1. she offered to pay the bill;  he has paid his debt to society ‎
    3. VT To be profitable for.
      1. It didn't pay him to keep the store open any more. ‎
    4. VT To give (something else than money).
      1. to pay attention ‎
    5. VI To be profitable or worth the effort.
      1. crime doesn’t pay;   it will pay to wait ‎
    6. VI To discharge an obligation or debt.
      1. He was allowed to go as soon as he paid. ‎
    7. VI To suffer consequences.
      1. He paid for his fun in the sun with a terrible sunburn. ‎
    8. (nautical) VT To cover (the bottom of a vessel, a seam, a spar, etc.) with tar or pitch, or a waterproof composition of tallow, resin, etc.; to smear.
    9. Adjective
      1. Operable or accessible on deposit of coins.
        1. pay toilet ‎
      2. Pertaining to or requiring payment.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • In fifty cases out of a hundred, booksellers who make grangerizing a speciality find it pays far better to break up an illustrated book than to sell it intact.
          • He sat up when we mentioned the increased pay package.
          • In part two the attention being paid to the personal characteristics of healthcare workers is problematised in light of critiques of the ‘values’ agenda.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Paying too much for car insurance is not justified.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • It always amuses me to hear the funny stories why people haven't got a ticket, but I never let them get in without paying.
          • There is practically no level-handed work at present, and therefore level-handed money is not paid.
          • John Conley attested, That in the Lords Faulkland, Grandison and Chichester's times[1], the King's Rents werde collected by Horse-men, who laid upon them till they were paid.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Uncomparable adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Intransitive verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of pay for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "pay" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
              Difficultness: Level 1
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              Definiteness: Level 9
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