To appease; satisfy; content; please.To make satisfaction or amends for.To satisfy the claims of; compensate, as for goods, etc., supplied, or for services rendered; recompense; requite; remunerate; reward: as, to pay workmen or servants; to pay one's creditors.To discharge, as a debt or an obligation, by giving or doing that which is due: as, to pay taxes; to pay vows.To bear; defray: as, who will pay the cost? hence, to defray the expense of: as, to pay one's way in the world.To give; deliver; hand over as in discharge of a debt: as, to pay money; to pay the price.To give or render, without any sense of obligation: as, to pay attention; to pay court to a woman; to pay a compliment.Figuratively, to requite with what is deserved; hence, to punish; chastise; castigate: still in colloquial use.To be remunerative to; be advantageous or profitable to; repay.Nautical, to cause to fall to leeward, as the head of a ship.To make payment or requital; meet one's debts or obligations: as, he pays well or promptly.To yield a suitable return or reward, as for outlay, expense, or trouble; be remunerative, profitable, or advantageous: as, litigation does not pay.To give equal value for; bear the charge or cost of; give in exchange for.n. Satisfaction; content; liking; pleasure.n. Compensation given for services performed; salary or wages; stipend; recompense; hire: as, a soldier's pay and allowances; the men demanded higher pay.n. Pay-day.n. Synonyms Wages, etc. See salary.Nautical, to coat or cover with tar or pitch, or with a composition of tar, resin, turpentine, tallow, and the like: as, to pay a seam or a rope.n. In gold-mining, sufficient metal in a vein or bed to pay for working it.