payable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “payable” in the English Dictionary

"payable" in British English

See all translations

payableadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /ˈpeɪ.ə.bl̩/
C1 that should be ​paid: Interest ​payments are payable ​monthly.C1 If a cheque is payable to a ​particularperson or ​organization, his, her, or ​itsname is written on it and the ​money will be ​paid to him, her, or it: Please make ​yourcheque payable to WWF.
(Definition of payable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"payable" in Business English

See all translations

payableadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /ˈpeɪəbl/
FINANCE used for saying how or when an ​amount of ​money should be ​paid: The ​fees are payable monthly.payable in sth The ​debt is payable in one ​lumpsum or by ​instalments.payable on January 1st/22nd May, etc. The ​finaldividend will be 1.15p, payable on August 29. Payment by ​check of ​cashdividends will ordinarily be ​mailed within three ​business days after the payable ​date.
BANKING if a cheque is payable to a ​person or an ​organization, the ​money will be ​paid to them because their ​name is written on it: Please make your ​cheque payable to Oxford Ecobuild.
payable on demand FINANCE used to describe a ​loan that may have to be ​paid back at any ​time, with little or no ​warning: Many ​businessloans are payable on ​demand.
payable to bearer FINANCE used on a ​bond, cheque, etc. to ​state that the ​amount of ​money shown should be ​paid to the ​person who ​brings it for ​payment: Where a ​bill is not payable to ​bearer, the ​payee must be named.
payable to order FINANCE used on a ​bond, cheque, etc. to ​state that the ​amount of ​money shown should be ​paid to the ​person who is named on it: If an ​instrument is not payable to ​order or to ​bearer, it is not ​negotiable.
(Definition of payable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of payable?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“payable” in Business English

Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More