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Dictionary Definition

paid adj
1 marked by the reception of pay; "paid work"; "a paid official"; "a paid announcement"; "a paid check" [ant: unpaid]
2 involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby [syn: nonrecreational]
3 yielding a fair profit [syn: gainful, paying]pay n : something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings" [syn: wage, earnings, remuneration, salary]


1 give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
2 convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention" [syn: give]
3 do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?" [syn: pay off, make up, compensate]
4 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"
5 cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!" [syn: pay up, ante up] [ant: default]
6 bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?" [syn: yield, bear]
7 render; "pay a visit"; "pay a call"
8 be worth it; "It pays to go through the trouble"
9 dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to" [syn: give, devote]
10 discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"
11 make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back" [also: paid]paid See pay

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Alternative spellings


  • /'peɪd/, /'peId/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪd


  1. past of pay

Extensive Definition

Paid may refer to several films:
paid in French: Paid

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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