Definition of "pays" []

  • To discharge (a debt, obligation, etc) by giving or doing something (verb)
  • To give (money) to (a person) in return for goods or services (verb)
  • To give or afford (a person) a profit or benefit (verb)
  • To give or bestow (a compliment, regards, attention, etc) (verb)
  • To make (a visit or call) (verb)
  • To give compensation or make amends (verb)
  • To yield a return of (verb)
  • To give or do (something equivalent) in return; pay back (verb)
  • To allow (a vessel) to make leeway (verb)
  • To acknowledge or accept (something) as true, just, etc (verb)
  • Money given in return for work or services; a salary or wage (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Paid employment (esp in the phrase in the pay of) (noun)
  • Requiring the insertion of money or discs before or during use (noun)
  • Rich enough in minerals to be profitably mined or worked (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pay. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pays" in a sentence
  • "The name pays homage to Ponti's well-known design."
  • "Of course part of the money you spend on the title pays for insurance, in case some problem crops up down the line with the chain of ownership."
  • "After recouping its expenses, the label pays the artist royalties on sales, but keeps about 80% of the profits."