Definition of paid
- past tense and past participle of pay
She is one of the few paid public officials in a town run mostly by volunteers.
She was given a paid day off to deal with some personal matters.
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: receiving money for work
—used to indicate if someone receives low or high pay for work
: having been paid for
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