Definition for payer (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), paid or ( Obsolete except for def 12 ) payed, pay·ing.
verb (used without object), paid, pay·ing.
Verb Phrases past and past participle paid or ( Obsolete except for def 30c ) payed, present participle pay·ing.
- to pay (part of the total price) at the time of purchase, with the promise to pay the balance in installments: On this plan you pay only ten percent down.
- to pay off or back; amortize: The company's debt is being paid down rapidly.
- to pay (someone) everything that is due that person, especially to do so and discharge from one's employ.
- to pay (a debt) in full.
- Informal. to bribe.
- to retaliate upon or punish.
- Nautical. to fall off to leeward.
- to result in success or failure: The risk paid off handsomely.
- to distribute (money, wages, etc.); disburse.
- to get revenge upon for an injury; punish.
- to let out (a rope) by slackening.
- to pay fully.
- to pay on demand: The gangsters used threats of violence to force the shopkeepers to pay up.
Origin of pay1
SYNONYMS FOR pay
Examples from the Web for payer
No one else was allowed to let rooms till 1469, when the payment of a tax of three ducats a year entitled the payer to a license.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
The Depositor (Payer) is bound before leaving the office to examine the entries sufficiently so as to see that they are correct.
A notable feature of the practice is the principle that the bondsman becomes the payer.The Manbos of Mindano|John M. Garvan
In the administration of the finances, the bank acts simply as a payer and receiver.
The law of that year lowered the qualification of the payer of a direct tax to 10 fl.
British Dictionary definitions for payer (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for payer (2 of 3)
verb pays, paying or paid
- to contribute one's share of expenses
- to remain solvent without outside help
- money given in return for work or services; a salary or wage
- (as modifier)a pay slip; pay claim
Word Origin for pay
British Dictionary definitions for payer (3 of 3)
verb pays, paying or payed
Word Origin for pay
Idioms and Phrases with payer
In addition to the idioms beginning with pay
- pay a call
- pay a compliment
- pay as you go
- pay attention
- pay a visit
- pay back
- pay court to
- pay dirt, hit
- pay for
- pay off
- pay one's dues
- pay one's respects
- pay one's way
- pay out
- pay the piper
- pay through the nose
- pay up
- pay your money and take your choice
- (pay the piper) call the tune
- crime does not pay
- devil to pay
- hell to pay
- lip service, pay
- rob Peter to pay Paul
- you get what you pay for