payer

[ pey-er ]
/ ˈpeɪ ər /
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noun

a person who pays.
the person named in a bill or note who has to pay the holder.

Nearby words

  1. payday,
  2. payday lender,
  3. paydirt,
  4. paye,
  5. payee,
  6. paying guest,
  7. payload,
  8. payload assist module,
  9. payload bay,
  10. payload specialist

Origin of payer

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at pay1, -er1

Can be confusedpair pare payer pear

Origin of pay

1
1150–1200; Middle English payen < Old French paier < Medieval Latin pācāre to satisfy, settle (a debt), Latin: to pacify (by force of arms). See peace

SYNONYMS FOR pay
1. discharge, liquidate. 3. reward, reimburse, indemnify. 19. remuneration, emolument, fee, honorarium, income, allowance. Pay, wage or wages, salary, stipend are terms for amounts of money or equivalent benefits, usually given at a regular rate or at regular intervals, in return for services. Pay is the general term: His pay went up every year. Wage usually designates the pay given at an hourly, daily, or weekly rate, often for manual or semiskilled work; wages usually means the cumulative amount paid at regular intervals for such work: an hourly wage; weekly wages. Salary designates a fixed, periodic payment for regular work or services, usually computed on a monthly or yearly basis: an annual salary paid in twelve equal monthly installments. Stipend designates a periodic payment, either as a professional salary or, more commonly, as a salary in return for special services or as a grant in support of creative or scholarly work: an annual stipend for work as a consultant; a stipend to cover living expenses.

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British Dictionary definitions for payer

payer

/ (ˈpeɪə) /

noun

a person who pays
the person named in a commercial paper as responsible for its payment on redemption

pay

1
/ (peɪ) /

verb pays, paying or paid

noun


Word Origin for pay

C12: from Old French payer, from Latin pācāre to appease (a creditor), from pāx peace

pay

2
/ (peɪ) /

verb pays, paying or payed

(tr) nautical to caulk (the seams of a wooden vessel) with pitch or tar

Word Origin for pay

C17: from Old French peier, from Latin picāre, from pix pitch

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Word Origin and History for payer
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with payer

pay

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

also see:

  • (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
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