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Meaning of “paid” in the English Dictionary

"paid" in British English

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paidverb

uk   us   /peɪd/
past simple and past participle of pay

paidadjective

uk   us   /peɪd/
being given ​money for something: Are you ​looking for paid ​work or ​voluntarywork? paid ​employmentUK paid ​holidayUS paid ​vacation paid ​leave used in ​combination to refer to the ​amount of ​money that someone is given for ​theirwork: low-paid ​workers a well-paid ​job

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(Definition of paid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paid" in American English

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paid

 us   /peɪd/
past simple and past participle ofpay
(Definition of paid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"paid" in Business English

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paidadjective

uk   us   /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 ​governmentpost.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 ​toppriority.paid overtime/time off Will we receive paid ​overtime for the ​extrawork? 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 ​blackworkers in low-paid ​jobs.high-paid/well-paid Students want to get a degree and ​startwork 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 ​expensivebuildings are often our most poorly paid ​employees.
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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 ​redletters. I ​spent my day ​filing paid ​bills in a dark basement. a paid ​parkingticket
COMMERCE a paid ​service is one which ​people must ​pay for in ​order to have it: The paid ​internetservice was three ​times faster than the ​free one. The ​magazine also ​publishes paid ​businesslistings in its back ​pages.
COMMERCE used to describe a ​person who has paid ​money for a ​service: The ​newswebsite has 2 million paid ​subscribers.
(Definition of paid from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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