1

paid

\ ˈpād \
|Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of paid

  • past tense and past participle of pay

2

paid

adjective

Definition of paid

1 : marked by the receipt of pay
  • paid vacation time
2 : being or having been paid or paid for
  • a paid official
  • a paid political announcement

Examples of paid in a Sentence

  1. She is one of the few paid public officials in a town run mostly by volunteers.

  2. She was given a paid day off to deal with some personal matters.

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First Known Use of paid

1817

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PAID Defined for English Language Learners

paid

Definition of paid for English Language Learners

  • : receiving money for work

  • —used to indicate if someone receives low or high pay for work

  • : having been paid for


PAID Defined for Kids

paid

Definition of paid for Students

  • past tense and past participle of pay


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