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paid

adjective     /peɪd/
FINANCE, ECONOMICS a paid job , activity , or period of time is one for which you are given money : After retiring from politics , he earned millions giving paid speeches and writing books .paid job/position/post Ms. Larkin later took a paid government post .paid work/employment Many of these women, aged 40 and over, are just returning to paid employment .paid holiday/vacation/leave Labor unions have made paid family leave a top priority .paid overtime/time off Will we receive paid overtime for the extra work ? Employees who work Christmas Day are given a paid day off in compensation .low-paid/poorly paid In the interview , she mentioned the number of black workers in low-paid jobs .high-paid/well-paid Students want to get a degree and start work in a well-paid career .
FINANCE, ECONOMICS a paid worker , employee , etc. is given money for work that they do: For years , he was a paid informant to the police .a paid consultant/advisor/contractor Ms. Minow also criticized the wisdom of using paid advisers as consultants .high-paid/best-paid He has been called Britain's highest-paid civil servant .low-paid/poorly paid The people who clean our most expensive buildings are often our most poorly paid employees . → Compare volunteer
ACCOUNTING, TAX used to talk about an amount of money that was owed to someone for which a payment has been made: The invoice was marked 'paid' in red letters . I spent my day filing paid bills in a dark basement . a paid parking ticket
COMMERCE a paid service is one which people must pay for in order to have it: The paid internet service was three times faster than the free one. The magazine also publishes paid business listings in its back pages .
COMMERCE used to describe a person who has paid money for a service : The news website has 2 million paid subscribers .
→ See also delivered duty paid, duty-paid, employer-paid, fully-paid shares, partly-paid shares, postage paid adjective, prepaid, reply paid, underpaid, unpaid
(Definition of paid adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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