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 Dictionary entry overview: What does paid mean? 

PAID (adjective)
  The adjective PAID has 3 senses:

1. marked by the reception of pay
2. involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby
3. yielding a fair profit

  Familiarity information: PAID used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

PAID (adjective)

Sense 1paid [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by the reception of pay

Context examples:

paid work / a paid official / a paid announcement / a paid check


cashed (for which money has been paid)

square (leaving no balance)

reply-paid (with cost of reply prepaid by sender)

postpaid; prepaid (used especially of mail; paid in advance)

post-free (postpaid)

paid-up (paid in advance)

freelance; mercenary (used of soldiers hired by a foreign army)

compensated; remunerated; salaried; stipendiary (receiving or eligible for compensation)

compensable; paying; remunerative; salaried; stipendiary (for which money is paid)


unpaid (not paid)

Sense 2paid [BACK TO TOP]


Involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby


nonrecreational; paid


professional (engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood)

Sense 3paid [BACK TO TOP]


Yielding a fair profit


gainful; paying; paid


profitable (yielding material gain or profit)

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