paying Definition

  • 1giving money for goods or services received
  • 2yielding a profit or advantage

Using paying: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "paying" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I will be paying for my groceries with cash.

  • Example

    The company is paying its employees well.

  • Example

    He is paying attention to the lecture.

  • Example

    She is paying the price for her mistakes.

paying Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with paying

  • a person who pays to stay in someone else's house


    We have a paying guest staying with us for the summer.

  • a person who pays for goods or services


    The store has many paying customers during the holiday season.

  • yielding a profit or advantage


    All of his hard work is finally paying off.


Summary: paying in Brief

The term 'paying' [ˈpeɪɪŋ] refers to giving money for goods or services received, or yielding a profit or advantage. It can be used in phrases like 'paying guest' and 'paying customer.' 'Paying off' means yielding a profit or advantage. The idiom 'worth it' is often used informally to describe something that is worth paying for.