payed vs paid :

payed vs paid

payed or paid

Payed is the past tense of the word pay which means to seal a deck or hull of a ship with tar so as to prevent leakage. However, its use remains limited as it is known as a nautical term having to do with ships and ropes.

"The ship looks magnificent but it has yet to be payed."

Paid is used in any general sense apart from the nautical class. It involves the transferring and giving out of  money. It is commonly used as a financial term.

"He paid only half of his debt."

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  • v  give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    I paid four dollars for this sandwich
  • v  convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
  • v  cancel or discharge a debt
  • v  bring in
  • v  do or give something to somebody in return
  • v  dedicate
  • v  be worth it
  • v  render
  • v  bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action
  • v  make a compensation for
    a favor that cannot be paid back
  • v  discharge or settle
  • a  marked by the reception of pay
    paid work
    a paid official
    a paid announcement
    a paid check
  • s  involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby
  • s  yielding a fair profit
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