from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Full payment of a salary or wages.
- n. The time of such payment.
- n. Informal A final settlement or reckoning.
- n. Informal The climax of a narrative or sequence of events.
- n. Final retribution or revenge.
- n. Informal A bribe.
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- n. Alternative spelling of pay-off.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. profit or gain from an action; -- used broadly.
- n. retribution, payback.
- n. The act of giving or receiving money or other valuable consideration as a bribe.
- n. The money or item given as a bribe.
- n. same as compensation 2.
- n. The climax or final result of an event or endeavor; the denoument of a narrative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
- v. pay off (loans or promissory notes)
- v. take vengeance on or get even
- v. yield a profit or result
- v. do or give something to somebody in return
- v. eliminate by paying off (debts)
- n. the final payment of a debt
- n. payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
- n. a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
- n. the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
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