follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

payment

[pey-muh nt] /ˈpeɪ mənt/
noun
1.
something that is paid; an amount paid; compensation; recompense.
2.
the act of paying.
3.
reward or punishment; requital.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English, variant of paiement < Middle French. See pay1, -ment
Related forms
propayment, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for payment
  • Thousands of visitors were permitted to enter the shaft and gaze at the wonderful tunneling machine on payment of a penny a head.
  • If you ordered directly from us, please note that it takes a few days for a payment to be processed.
  • payment by check is preferable as a cancelled check is proof payment has been received by us and registration has been processed.
  • payment must be made by closing unless advertising is placed through an accredited agency.
  • payment to publisher must be made by closing unless advertising is placed through an accredited agency.
  • Some facilities require a coin payment at the entrance.
  • Failure to comply will result in payment being withheld.
  • Yet some cities that offered no resistance escaped with payment of a tribute and with looting by the army-standard practices.
  • They could also be given a reasonable payment as compensation for the loss of their livelihood.
  • If they killed the beasts, gun-waving colonists demanded payment.
British Dictionary definitions for payment

payment

/ˈpeɪmənt/
noun
1.
the act of paying
2.
a sum of money paid
3.
something given in return; punishment or reward
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for payment
n.

late 14c., from Old French paiement (13c.), from paiier (see pay (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for payment

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for payment

14
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with payment

Nearby words for payment