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]
Adjacent words: pawnshop | pawpaw | pax | Pax Romana | Paxil | Paxto | Paxton | pay | pay as you earn | pay back | pay cash | pay claim | pay cut | pay dirt | pay envelope | pay for