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Adjective: paying  pey-ing
  1. Yielding a fair profit
    "This country has been recently concerned with the increase in paying employment among women";
    - gainful, paid
  2. For which money is paid
    "a paying job";
    - compensable, remunerative, salaried, stipendiary
Verb: pay (paid)  pey
  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"; "pay attention";
    - give
  3. Cancel or discharge a debt
    "pay up, please!";
    - pay up, ante up
  4. (investment) bring in
    "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?";
    - yield, bear
  5. Do or give something to somebody in return
    "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?";
    - pay off, make up, compensate
  6. Dedicate
    "pay attention to";
    - give, devote
  7. Be worth it
    "It pays to go through the trouble"
  8. Render
    "pay a visit"; "pay a call"
  9. 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"
  10. Make a compensation for
    "a favour that cannot be paid back"
  11. Discharge or settle
    "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"

See also: buy off, disburse, fund, paid, pay off, profitable, redeem

Type of: abide, be, bear, bring in, brook, cerebrate, clear, cogitate, communicate, digest, earn, endure, gain, give, intercommunicate, make, pull in [informal], put up, realise [Brit], realize, repay, requite, settle, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, take in, think, tolerate

Antonym: default on

Encyclopedia: Pay