Pay roll
Pay Pay, n. 1. Satisfaction; content. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a clerk; the pay of a soldier. [1913 Webster]

Where only merit constant pay receives. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

There is neither pay nor plunder to be got. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

{Full pay}, the whole amount of wages or salary; maximum pay; especially, the highest pay or allowance to civil or military officers of a certain rank, without deductions.

{Half pay}. See under {Half}.

{Pay day}, the day of settlement of accounts.

{Pay dirt} (Mining), earth which yields a profit to the miner. [Western U.S.]

{Pay office}, a place where payment is made.

{Pay roll}, a roll or list of persons entitled to payment, with the amounts due. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pay roll — pay|roll «PAY ROHL», noun, or pay roll, 1. a list of persons to be paid and the amounts that each one is to receive: »He never had to meet a payroll. Payrolls tend to grow and resist pruning and frequently politics substitutes for economics… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay|roll — «PAY ROHL», noun, or pay roll, 1. a list of persons to be paid and the amounts that each one is to receive: »He never had to meet a payroll. Payrolls tend to grow and resist pruning and frequently politics substitutes for economics (Bulletin of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay-roll — pay roll·er; …   English syllables

  • pay·roll — /ˈpeıˌroʊl/ noun, pl rolls [count] 1 : a list of the people who work for a company and the amount of money that the company has agreed to pay them They cut him from their payroll. often used before another noun She s in charge of the company s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay-roll — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pay — Pay, n. 1. Satisfaction; content. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a clerk; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pay day — Pay Pay, n. 1. Satisfaction; content. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a clerk;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pay dirt — Pay Pay, n. 1. Satisfaction; content. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a clerk;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pay office — Pay Pay, n. 1. Satisfaction; content. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a clerk;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pay-roller — pay roll·er …   English syllables

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