Definition of paid in English:

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Pronunciation: /peɪd/


past and past participle of pay1.


1(Of work or leave) for or during which one receives pay: five weeks paid holiday a year
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  • When a child is ill it should be accepted that fathers will need paid leave to help care for the child.
  • Please can you suggest some form of genuine paid work at home that my husband or I could do?
  • The Essex study shows women spend less time on household chores but do more paid work.
1.1 [attributive] (Of a person in a specified occupation) in receipt of pay: a paid informer
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  • It was also rumoured that he was the second highest paid artist in the world next to Picasso.
  • It is run by a small team of paid staff and a large number of volunteers from all over the world.
  • They appear to be of much more value to the area and its people than the paid officials.


put paid to

informal Stop abruptly; destroy: Denmark’s victory put paid to our hopes of qualifying
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  • But three tries in the space of five minutes just before half-time put paid to any chance of victory.
  • Play was due to resume again at 6pm but a squall put paid to that.
  • The floods that threatened to deluge the centre of York yesterday put paid to virtually all weekend river match action.
forestall, thwart, frustrate, baulk, stand in the way of;
scotch, derail, foil, smash, dash;
informal put the stopper on, put the kibosh on, do for, stymie
British informal scupper, put the mockers on, nobble

Words that rhyme with paid

abrade, afraid, aid, aide, ambuscade, arcade, balustrade, barricade, Belgrade, blade, blockade, braid, brigade, brocade, cannonade, carronade, cascade, cavalcade, cockade, colonnade, crusade, dissuade, downgrade, enfilade, esplanade, evade, fade, fusillade, glade, grade, grenade, grillade, handmade, harlequinade, homemade, invade, jade, lade, laid, lemonade, limeade, made, maid, man-made, marinade, masquerade, newlaid, orangeade, palisade, parade, pasquinade, persuade, pervade, raid, serenade, shade, Sinéad, staid, stockade, stock-in-trade, suede, tailor-made, they'd, tirade, trade, Ubaid, underpaid, undismayed, unplayed, unsprayed, unswayed, upbraid, upgrade, wade

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