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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pay  \Pay\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Paid};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Paying}.]  [OE.  paien,  F.  payer,  fr  L.  pacare  to  pacify, 
  appease,  fr  pax,  pacis,  peace.  See  {Peace}.] 
  1.  To  satisfy,  or  content;  specifically,  to  satisfy  (another 
  person)  for  service  rendered,  property  delivered,  etc.;  to 
  discharge  one's  obligation  to  to  make  due  return  to  to 
  compensate;  to  remunerate;  to  recompense;  to  requite;  as 
  to  pay  workmen  or  servants. 
  May  no  penny  ale  them  pay  [i.  e.,  satisfy].  --P. 
  [She]  pays  me  with  disdain.  --Dryden. 
  2.  Hence  figuratively:  To  compensate  justly;  to  requite 
  according  to  merit;  to  reward;  to  punish;  to  retort  or 
  retaliate  upon 
  For  which  or  pay  me  quickly,  or  I'll  pay  you  --B. 
  3.  To  discharge,  as  a  debt,  demand,  or  obligation,  by  giving 
  or  doing  what  is  due  or  required;  to  deliver  the  amount  or 
  value  of  to  the  person  to  whom  it  is  owing;  to  discharge  a 
  debt  by  delivering  (money  owed).  ``Pay  me  that  thou 
  owest.''  --Matt.  xviii.  28. 
  Have  patience  with  me  and  I  will  pay  thee  all 
  --Matt.  xviii. 
  If  they  pay  this  tax,  they  starve.  --Tennyson. 
  4.  To  discharge  or  fulfill,  as  a  duy;  to  perform  or  render 
  duty,  as  that  which  has  been  promised. 
  This  day  have  I  paid  my  vows.  --Prov.  vii. 
  5.  To  give  or  offer,  without  an  implied  obligation;  as  to 
  pay  attention;  to  pay  a  visit. 
  Not  paying  me  a  welcome.  --Shak. 
  {To  pay  off}. 
  a  To  make  compensation  to  and  discharge;  as  to  pay  off 
  the  crew  of  a  ship. 
  b  To  allow  (a  thread,  cord,  etc.)  to  run  off  to  unwind. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  yielding  a  fair  profit  [syn:  {gainful},  {paid}] 
  2:  for  which  money  is  paid;  "a  paying  job";  "remunerative 
  work";  "salaried  employment";  "stipendiary  services"  [syn: 
  {compensable},  {paying(a)},  {remunerative},  {salaried},  {stipendiary}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  paying  money  [syn:  {payment},  {defrayal},  {defrayment}] 

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