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Etymology

From Middle English payen, from Old French paier, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] pacō (to pacify)

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to pay

Third person singular
pays

Simple past
paid or payed

Past participle
-

Present participle
paying

to pay (third-person singular simple present pays, present participle paying, simple past and past participle paid or payed)
  1. (transitive) To give money in exchange for goods or services.
    He paid him to clean the place up.
  2. (intransitive) To be profitable.
    Crime doesn’t pay.
  3. (transitive) To be profitable for.
    It didn't pay him to keep the store open any more.
  4. (transitive) To give (something else than money).
    To pay attention
  5. (intransitive) To discharge an obligation or debt.
    He was allowed to go as soon as he paid.
  6. (intransitive) To suffer consequences.
    He paid for his fun in the sun with a terrible sunburn.

Translations

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Derived terms

Noun

Singular
pay

Plural
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  1. Money given in return for work; salary or wages.
    Many employers have rules designed to keep employees from comparing their pays.

Translations


Kurdish

Noun

pay

  1. share

Quechua

Pronoun

pay

  1. he; she

Turkish

Noun

pay

  1. portion

Synonyms

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