Definition of payroll
1 : a paymaster's or employer's list of those entitled to pay and of the amounts due to each
2 : the sum necessary for distribution to those on a payroll; also : the money to be distributed
Examples of payroll in a sentence
They cut him from their payroll.
He's the manager of a baseball team with a $50 million payroll.
Businesses are keeping their payrolls low by embracing new technologies.
First Known Use of payroll
PAYROLL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of payroll for English Language Learners
: 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
PAYROLL Defined for Kids
Definition of payroll for Students
1 : a list of persons who receive pay
2 : the amount of money necessary to pay the employees of a business
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