- The definition of paid is a something that's been taken care of by payment or is included with salary.
- An example of paid is an invoice after the company who sent the company has been paid; a paid invoice.
- An example of paid is money on your paycheck you receive for time spent on vacation; a paid vacation.
paid definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb, intransitive verb
- discharged or settled by or as by payment: a paid bill
- with wages or salary included; with pay: a paid vacation
paid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Past tense and past participle of pay1.
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A past tense and a past participle of pay2.
paid - Phrases/Idioms
see under pay.
Variant of pay
transitive verb paid or Obsoletepayed, paying
- to give to (a person) what is due, as for goods received, services rendered, etc.; remunerate; recompense
- to give (what is due or owed) in return, as for goods or services
- to make a deposit or transfer of (money): paid $50 into the credit union
- to discharge or settle (a debt, obligation, expenses, etc.) by giving something in return
- to give or offer (a compliment, respects, attention, etc.)
- to make (a visit, call, etc.)
- to yield as a recompense or return: a job that pays $90
- to be worthwhile or profitable to: it will pay him to listen
Origin: Middle English paien, to pay, satisfy ; from Old French paier ; from Classical Latin pacare, to pacify ; from pax, peace
- to give due compensation; make payment
- to be profitable or worthwhile
- to yield return or compensation as specified: a stock that pays poorly
- a paying or being paid; payment
- money paid, esp. for work or services; wages or salary
- anything, good or bad, given or done in return
- Now Rare a person regarded as a credit risk
- rich enough in minerals, ore, etc. to make mining profitable: pay gravel
- operated or made available by depositing coins, submitting credit cards, etc.: a pay telephone, pay toilet
- designating a service, facility, etc. paid for by subscription, fees, etc.: pay TV