Definition of payroll in English:

payroll

Syllabification: pay·roll
Pronunciation: /ˈpāˌrōl
 
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noun

  • 1A list of a company’s employees and the amount of money they are to be paid: there are just three employees on the payroll
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    • Management of the agency wanted her to go on the payroll as an employee for 30 hours a week.
    • All those employees on the payroll do not want their cause to go away.
    • Then there's the opposite side of the coin: employees on payrolls.
  • 1.1The total amount of wages and salaries paid by a company to its employees: small employers with a payroll of less than $45,000
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    • Thousands of factories report their total payrolls to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics every month.
    • Total payrolls were up more than 1 percent as of July.
    • Total payrolls were higher last month than in April.

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