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

  • transitive v. To pay or pay for beforehand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To pay in advance, or beforehand; as, to prepay postage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To pay in advance, or beforehand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pay beforehand, as for an article before getting possession of it, or for service before it has been rendered: as, to prepay a subscription; to prepay postage or freight.
  • To pay the charge upon in advance: as, to prepay a letter or a telegram; to prepay an express parcel.

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

  • v. pay for something before receiving it


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • This is a senior level managerial role looking at the development and implementation of the long term prepay and contract mobile phone category.


  • If you tap the wrong number of bags you wish to "prepay", there is no way to "delete" a bag if you choose not to take 2 bags on the plane.

    Spirit Airlines' Customer Service Number Leads To Phone Sex Line - The Consumerist

  • "Yes, we did" prepay "for the National Archives to do its job -- and we continue to do so every year when we pay our taxes (assuming you're American and pay taxes, that is). ..."

    Boing Boing

  • In those cases, health insurance is not so much protection from catastrophe as it is a mechanism to "prepay"

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • With roaming margins under attack from spreading regulation and the cost of addressing growth opportunities such as prepay and data roaming, the time has come to look afresh at international calling markets.

    Business Wire Travel News

  • Customers under contract pay a lot more than those who "prepay" for service, or buy service through a wholesaler like Tracfone.

    Top Tech News

  • When did it become a bad thing to try to "prepay" for something as opposed to never paying for it like the Republicans did under Bush?

    The Full Feed from

  • The FDIC will not be able to get banks to "prepay" fees again.

    24/7 Wall St.

  • The business appeared to rely on ads placed on websites or in magazines, directing prospective customers to untraceable "prepay" or "ready to go" numbers across all networks.

    The Register

  • Could SOMEONE PLEASE explain "prepay" to me and the few others who do not understand?

    The Pioneer Woman - Full RSS Feed


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.