1. Money given in return for work; salary or wages.
    Many employers have rules designed to keep employees from comparing their pays.


  1. To give money or other compensation to in exchange for goods or services.
  2. To discharge, as a debt or other obligation, by giving or doing what is due or required.
  3. To be profitable for.
  4. To give (something else than money).
  5. To be profitable or worth the effort.
  6. To discharge an obligation or debt.
  7. To suffer consequences.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To cover (the bottom of a vessel, a seam, a spar, etc.) with tar or pitch, or a waterproof composition of tallow, resin, etc.; to smear.


  1. Operable or accessible on deposit of coins.
  2. Pertaining to or requiring payment.

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