paid

Something that's paid is done in exchange for money, or happens while you're receiving pay. For example, your job might offer paid vacation, when you get your usual pay but don't have to work.

Paid work is anything you do for pay, whether it's babysitting your cousin for ten dollars, or a job at a law firm that provides a weekly paycheck. When people are described as paid, it clarifies the fact that they're working for money — like a paid FBI informant, or a paid companion for an elderly man. Paid comes from the verb pay, which meant "pacify or please" long before it came to mean "give what is due."

Definitions of paid
  1. adjective
    marked by the reception of pay
    paid work”
    “a paid official”
    “a paid announcement”
    “a paid check”
    Synonyms:
    cashed
    for which money has been paid
    compensable, paying, remunerative, salaried, stipendiary
    for which money is paid
    compensated, remunerated, salaried, stipendiary
    receiving or eligible for compensation
    free-lance, freelance, mercenary
    serving for wages in a foreign army
    paid-up
    paid in advance
    post-free
    postpaid
    postpaid, prepaid
    used especially of mail; paid in advance
    reply-paid
    with cost of reply prepaid by sender
    square
    leaving no balance
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    Antonyms:
    unpaid
    not paid
    due
    owed and payable immediately or on demand
    buckshee
    free of charge
    complimentary, costless, free, gratis, gratuitous
    costing nothing
    non-paying
    paying nothing
    outstanding, owing, undischarged
    owed as a debt
    pro bono
    done for the public good without compensation
    rent-free
    complimentary; without payment of rent
    uncompensated, unsalaried
    not paying a salary
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  2. adjective
    involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby
    synonyms: nonrecreational
    professional
    engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood
  3. adjective
    yielding a fair profit
    synonyms: gainful, paying
    profitable
    yielding material gain or profit
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