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› 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