paid

[[t]pe͟ɪd[/t]]
1) Paid is the past tense and past participle of pay.
2) ADJ: ADJ n Paid workers, or people who do paid work, receive money for the work that they do.

Apart from a small team of paid staff, the organisation consists of unpaid volunteers.

...tourist visas, which prohibit paid work.

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3) ADJ: ADJ n If you are given paid holiday, you get your wages or salary even though you are not at work.

...10 days' paid holiday for house hunting...

He has been placed on a paid leave of absence while investigations are made.

4) ADJ: adv ADJ If you are well paid, you receive a lot of money for the work that you do. If you are badly paid, you do not receive much money.

...a well-paid accountant...

Travel and tourism employees in the UK are among the worst paid in the developed world...

Fruit-picking is boring, badly paid and very hard work.

5) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n If an unexpected event puts paid to someone's hopes, chances, or plans, it completely ends or destroys them. [mainly BRIT]

...a series of airforce strikes that put paid to the General's hopes of fighting on...

Only six months ago I ran my own business. The recession put paid to that.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • paid — [pād] vt., vi. pt. & pp. of PAY1 adj. 1. discharged or settled by or as by payment [a paid bill] 2. with wages or salary included; with pay [a paid vacation] …   English World dictionary

  • paid — S2 [peıd] v the past tense and past participle of ↑pay →put paid to sth at ↑put …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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