[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'.

埃德加整理--From WordNet


(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. [1]. Discharge, settle, liquidate, cash.[2]. Compensate, recompense, requite, remunerate, reward, make payment to.[3]. Punish, take revenge upon, retort upon.[4]. (Naut.) Smear (with tar or pitch).

v. n. [1]. Make compensation.[2]. 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.





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