from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of pay1.
  • v. Nautical A past tense and a past participle of pay2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Receiving pay; compensated; hired.
  • Satisfied; contented.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Contented; satisfied; pleased. Also payd, payed.
  • n. Preterit and past participle of pay.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by the reception of pay
  • adj. involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby
  • adj. yielding a fair profit


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  • "Just think, Sara, to be paid, actually _paid_, for having the biggest kind of a picnic," he cried rapturously.

    Sara, a Princess

  • Save for the assistance of the hard-worked Tony whom she paid -- paid sparingly she confessed, but nevertheless _paid_ -- she attended to her own plowing, planting, and harvesting, and was beholden to nobody.

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  • Thus a _sestertius_, which was of silver, and was worth four _asses_, was paid with one _as_, which was of brass; or _the fourth part only of the debt was paid_.

    Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine War

  • I would not only have them paid, but _well paid_; but I would not have them sit in parliament while they received the pay.

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 3

  • I'll scrub and cook and haul wood for ye till I've paid ye back -- _paid ye_, "she repeated more softly,

    The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • Again, his title paid tribute to a significant figure in the civil-rights struggle: "Rosa Parks."

    Ten Years in Three Nights: A Decade's Triumph

  • That was a title paid for by the spilled blood of innocents.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • Then he'd sign the artist to a record company and pay him three or four percent out of the ten percent the label paid the middleman.


  • Mr. Richards had paid her school fees annually in advance, and as at the time of his demise several months of the term paid for were unexpired, Beatrice had a comfortable home secured for her at least during that period; for the future she would either have to perform menial services at the school, or go out in the cold world without a friend or protector.

    The Mysteries of Montreal Being Recollections of a Female Physician

  • Everyone at the beginning of the term paid twopence to the general account with which

    The Loom of Youth

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