- Payed is the past tense of pay, which is defined as to give money for something.
An example of payed is to have bought a shirt for $20 yesterday.
Variant of pay
- 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
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