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
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adj 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
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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adj 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

adj yielding a fair profit

Synonyms:
gainful, paying
profitable
yielding material gain or profit

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