, the day of settlement of accounts.Pay dirt(Mining), earth which yields a profit to the miner. [Western U.S.] — Pay office, a place where payment is made.Pay roll, a roll or list of persons entitled to payment, with the amounts due.

(Pay"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. payable. Cf. Pacable.]

1. That may, can, or should be paid; suitable to be paid; justly due. Drayton.

Thanks are a tribute payable by the poorest.

2. (Law) (a) That may be discharged or settled by delivery of value. (b) Matured; now due.

(Pay*ee") n. The person to whom money is to be, or has been, paid; the person named in a bill or note, to whom, or to whose order, the amount is promised or directed to be paid. See Bill of exchange, under Bill.

(Pay"en) n. & a. Pagan. [F.] [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Pay"er) n. One who pays; specifically, the person by whom a bill or note has been, or should be, paid.

(Pay"mas`ter) n. One who pays; one who compensates, rewards, or requites; specifically, an officer or agent of a government, a corporation, or an employer, whose duty it is to pay salaries, wages, etc., and keep account of the same.

(Pay"ment) n. [F. payment, paiement. See Pay to requite.]

1. The act of paying, or giving compensation; the discharge of a debt or an obligation.

No man envieth the payment of a debt.

2. That which is paid; the thing given in discharge of a debt, or an obligation, or in fulfillment of a promise; reward; recompense; requital; return. Shak.

3. Punishment; chastisement. [R.]

(Payn) n. [OF. & F. pain, fr. L. panis bread.] Bread. Having Piers Plowman.

(Payn`de*main") n. [OF. pain bread + demaine manorial, lordly, own, private. See Payn, and Demesne. Said to be so called from the figure of our Lord impressed upon it.] The finest and whitest bread made in the Middle Ages; — called also paynemain, payman. [Obs.]

(Pay"nim) n. & a. See Painim.

(Payn"ize) v. t. [From Mr. Payne, the inventor.] To treat or preserve, as wood, by a process resembling kyanizing.

(Pay*or") n. (Law) See Payer. [R.]

(Payse) v. t. To poise. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Pay"tine) n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from a white bark resembling that of the cinchona, first brought from Payta, in Peru.

(Pea) n. [OF. peis. See Poise.] The sliding weight on a steelyard. [Written also pee.]

(Pea), n. (Naut.) See Peak, n., 3.


Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.