Definitions of pay:
  • noun:   something that remunerates
    Example: "He wasted his pay on drink"
  • verb:   give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    Example: "Pay the waitress, please"
  • verb:   discharge or settle
    Example: "Pay a debt"
  • verb:   do or give something to somebody in return
    Example: "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
  • verb:   make a compensation for
  • verb:   render
    Example: "Pay a visit"
  • verb:   be worth it
    Example: "It pays to go through the trouble"
  • verb:   bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action
    Example: "You'll pay for this!"
  • verb:   bring in
    Example: "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
  • verb:   dedicate
    Example: "Pay attention to"
  • verb:   convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
    Example: "Don't pay him any mind"
  • verb:   cancel or discharge a debt
    Example: "Pay up, please!"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #27282)

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