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payroll

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noun pay·roll \ˈpā-ˌrōl\

Simple Definition of payroll

  • : a list of the people who work for a company and the amount of money that the company has agreed to pay them

  • : the total amount of money that a company pays to all of its employees

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of payroll

  1. 1 :  a paymaster's or employer's list of those entitled to pay and of the amounts due to each

  2. 2 :  the sum necessary for distribution to those on a payroll; also :  the money to be distributed

Examples of payroll in a sentence

  1. They cut him from their payroll.

  2. He's the manager of a baseball team with a $50 million payroll.

  3. Businesses are keeping their payrolls low by embracing new technologies.



1740

First Known Use of payroll

1740



PAYROLL Defined for Kids

payroll

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noun pay·roll \ˈpā-ˌrōl\

Definition of payroll for Students

  1. 1 :  a list of persons who receive pay

  2. 2 :  the amount of money necessary to pay the employees of a business




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