Definition of pay :
1. 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.
2. Hence, figuratively: To compensate justly; to requite according to merit; to reward; to punish; to retort or retaliate upon.
3. 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.
4. Satisfaction; content.
5. 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.
6. To discharge or fulfill, as a duy; to perform or render duty, as that which has been promised.
7. 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).
8. To give a recompense; to make payment, requital, or satisfaction; to discharge a debt.
9. To give or offer, without an implied obligation; as, to pay attention; to pay a visit.
10. 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.
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reward (part of speech: verb)
pay (part of speech: verb)
- See you only that I get what I pay for. - "A Red Wallflower", Susan Warner.
- And I said: " Well, I spoze it will make her feel better to pay her way." - "Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition", Marietta Holley.
- We will pay it. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.