[peɪ] or [pe]
(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'.
(verb.) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; 'I paid four dollars for this sandwich'; 'Pay the waitress, please'.
(verb.) do or give something to somebody in return; 'Does she pay you for the work you are doing?'.
(verb.) render; 'pay a visit'; 'pay a call'.
(verb.) be worth it; 'It pays to go through the trouble'.
(verb.) make a compensation for; 'a favor that cannot be paid back'.
(verb.) discharge or settle; 'pay a debt'; 'pay an obligation'.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) Hence, figuratively: To compensate justly; to requite according to merit; to reward; to punish; to retort or retaliate upon.
(v. t.) 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).
(v. t.) To discharge or fulfill, as a duy; to perform or render duty, as that which has been promised.
(v. t.) To give or offer, without an implied obligation; as, to pay attention; to pay a visit.
(v. i.) To give a recompense; to make payment, requital, or satisfaction; to discharge a debt.
(v. i.) 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.
(n.) Satisfaction; content.
(n.) 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.
v. a. . Discharge, settle, liquidate, cash.. Compensate, recompense, requite, remunerate, reward, make payment to.. Punish, take revenge upon, retort upon.. (Naut.) Smear (with tar or pitch).
v. n. . Make compensation.. Be profitable, be remunerative, make a good return, be a good investment, give a good interest.
n. Compensation, recompense, remuneration, reward, requital, wages, salary, stipend, hire, allowance.
SYN:Compensate, remunerate, satisfy, discharge, expend, disburse, requite,liquidate
ANT:Deprive, defraud, exact, dissatisfy, hoard, retain, invest, fund
SYN:Wages, salary, stipend, recompense, payment,[See SPUR_and_UBOE]
v.t. to satisfy or set at rest: to discharge as a debt or a duty: to requite with what is deserved: to reward: to punish: to give render.—v.i. to recompense: to be worth one's trouble: to be profitable:—pa.t. and pa.p. paid.—n. that which satisfies: money given for service: salary wages.—adj. Pay′able that may be paid: that ought to be paid: due.—ns. Pay′-bill a statement of moneys to be paid to workmen soldiers &c.; Pay′-clerk a clerk who pays wages; Pay′-day a regular day for payment as of wages; Pay′-dirt -grav′el gravel or sand containing enough gold to be worth working; Payee′ one to whom money is paid; Pay′er; Pay′-list -roll a list of persons entitled to pay with the amounts due to each; Pay′master the master who pays: an officer in the army or navy whose duty it is to pay soldiers &c.; Pay′ment the act of paying: the discharge of a debt by money or its equivalent in value: that which is paid: recompense: reward: punishment; Pay′-off′ice the place where payments are made; Full′-pay the whole amount of wages &c. without deductions; Half′-pay (see Half).—Pay down to pay in cash on the spot; Pay for to make amends for: to bear the expense of; Pay off to discharge: to take revenge upon: to requite: (naut.) to fall away to leeward; Pay out to cause to run out as rope; Pay round to turn the ship's head; Pay the piper to have all expenses to pay.—In the pay of hired by.
v.t. (naut. and in the proverb 'the devil to pay') to smear with tar pitch &c.
- I had never before seen Mr. Bruff pay her such devoted attention, and look at her with such marked respect. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- People will pay as freely to gratify one passion as another, their resentment as their pride. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- The quarter is not due till Christmas, but you may pay it, and have done with it. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- The same theory accounts for the esteem and regard we pay to men of extraordinary parts and abilities. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- Since that, we have quarrelled, and I have vainly asked him to return me my farce or pay me for it. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- I have thought that if Mr. Yeobright would like to pay me a visit sometimes he shouldn't stay away for want of asking. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- You would not pay. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- I happen to know that he paid seven hundred pounds to a footman for a note two lines in length, and that the ruin of a noble family was the result. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- The daughter had been found; but only one man besides Bulstrode knew it, and he was paid for keeping silence and carrying himself away. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Yes, he continued, after some turning over of pages, he was paid last on May 20th. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- I certainly did not see the proof of Mr. Skimpole's worldliness in his having his expenses paid by Richard, but I made no remark about that. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Sherman paid no attention at all to the overture, but pushed forward and took the town without making any conditions whatever with its citizens. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- But he called till he was hoarse; nobody paid the least attention to him. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- The priest paid no attention to him and I saw Pablo shake his head. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Might not that woman, by her labour, have made the reparation ordained by God in paying fourfold? 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- She rose, whilst Gerald was paying the bill, and walked over to Halliday's table. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Paying any price for both, I understand. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- He found that after paying his hotel bill he would have less than half a dollar in the world. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- He would then commence his purchases, paying for each article separately, as he got it. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Without paying the least attention to me, Mrs. Yolland took another dive into the rubbish, and came up out of it, this time, with a dog-chain. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- There could be no question of her not paying when she lost, since Trenor had assured her that she was certain not to lose. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- And still the unjust must appear just; that is 'the homage which vice pays to virtue. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- We have an acre of hot-houses, and pines as common as pays in the sayson. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Mr. Windibank draws my interest every quarter and pays it over to mother, and I find that I can do pretty well with what I earn at typewriting. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- Now you pays for it. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Somebody pays for this, is a thought that naturally occurs to us; who pays? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- They will flock to him, he said, of their own accord, if he pays them. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- The King took notice of her yesterday at the Tuileries, and we are all jealous of the attention which Monsieur pays her. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.