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Definition of "paid" []

  • Past tense and past participle of pay1. (verb)
  • Nautical A past tense and a past participle of pay2. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paid" in a sentence
  • ""Just think, Sara, to be paid, actually _paid_, for having the biggest kind of a picnic," he cried rapturously."
  • "Save for the assistance of the hard-worked Tony whom she paid -- paid sparingly she confessed, but nevertheless _paid_ -- she attended to her own plowing, planting, and harvesting, and was beholden to nobody."
  • "Thus a _sestertius_, which was of silver, and was worth four _asses_, was paid with one _as_, which was of brass; or _the fourth part only of the debt was paid_."