[syn: payroll, payroll department]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pay \Pay\, n.
1. Satisfaction; content. --Chaucer.
2. An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or
services performed; salary or wages for work or service;
compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a
clerk; the pay of a soldier.
Where only merit constant pay receives. --Pope.
There is neither pay nor plunder to be got.
Full pay, the whole amount of wages or salary; maximum pay;
especially, the highest pay or allowance to civil or
military officers of a certain rank, without deductions.
Half pay. See under Half.
Pay day, the day of settlement of accounts.
Pay dirt (Mining), earth which yields a profit to the
miner. [Western U.S.]
Pay office, a place where payment is made.
(a) a roll or list of persons entitled to payment, with
the amounts due; now usually one word, payroll.
(b) the total sum of money which is paid to all employees
[1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a list of employees and their salaries; "the company had a
long payroll" [syn: payroll, paysheet]
2: the total amount of money paid in wages; "the company had a
large payroll" [syn: payroll, paysheet]
3: the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary
due to each employee [syn: payroll, payroll department]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "payroll":
base pay, compensation, dismissal wage, earnings, escalator clause,
escalator plan, financial remuneration, gross income,
guaranteed annual wage, hire, income, living wage, minimum wage,
net income, pay, pay and allowances, payment, portal-to-portal pay,
purchasing power, real wages, remuneration, salary, severance pay,
sliding scale, take-home, take-home pay, taxable income,
total compensation, wage, wage control, wage freeze,
wage reduction, wage rollback, wage scale, wages,
wages after deductions, wages after taxes