give vs pay what difference

what is difference between give and pay

English

Etymology 1

From Middle English given, from Old Norse gefa (to give), from Proto-Germanic *gebaną (to give). Merged with native Middle English yiven, ȝeven, from Old English ġiefan, from the same Proto-Germanic source (compare the obsolete inherited English doublet yive).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɪv/
  • Rhymes: -ɪv

Verb

give (third-person singular simple present gives, present participle giving, simple past gave, past participle given)

  1. (ditransitive) To move, shift, provide something abstract or concrete to someone or something or somewhere.
    1. To transfer one’s possession or holding of (something) to (someone).
    2. To make a present or gift of.
    3. To pledge.
    4. To provide (something) to (someone), to allow or afford.
    5. To cause (a sensation or feeling) to exist in.
    6. To carry out (a physical interaction) with (something).
    7. To pass (something) into (someone’s hand, etc.).
    8. To cause (a disease or condition) in, or to transmit (a disease or condition) to.
  2. (ditransitive) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).
  3. (intransitive) To yield slightly when a force is applied.
  4. (intransitive) To collapse under pressure or force.
  5. (transitive) To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.
    • 2003, Iain Aitken, Value-Driven IT Management: Commercializing the IT Function, page 153
      [] who did not have a culture in which ‘giving good presentation’ and successfully playing the internal political game was the way up.
    • 2006, Christopher Matthew Spencer The Ebay Entrepreneur, page 248
      A friendly voice on the phone welcoming prospective new clients is a must. Don’t underestimate the importance of giving good “phone”.
  6. (intransitive) To lead (onto or into).
  7. (transitive, dated) To provide a view of.
    His window gave the park.
  8. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to yield.
    The number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
  9. To cause; to make; used with the infinitive.
  10. To cause (someone) to have; produce in (someone); effectuate.
  11. To allow or admit by way of supposition; to concede.
    He can be bad-tempered, I’ll give you that, but he’s a hard worker.
  12. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
  13. To communicate or announce (advice, tidings, etc.); to pronounce or utter (an opinion, a judgment, a shout, etc.).
  14. (dated or religion) To grant power, permission, destiny, etc. (especially to a person); to allot; to allow.
  15. (reflexive) To devote or apply (oneself).
  16. (obsolete) To become soft or moist.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  17. (obsolete) To shed tears; to weep.
  18. (obsolete) To have a misgiving.
    • c. 1608-1634, John Webster, Appius and Virginia, page 16
      My mind gives ye’re reserv’d / To rob poor market women.
  19. (slang) To be going on, to be occurring
Usage notes
  • In older forms of English, when the pronoun thou was in active use, and verbs used -est for distinct second-person singular indicative forms, the verb give had the form givest, and had gavest for its past tense.
  • Similarly, when the ending -eth was in active use for third-person singular present indicative forms, the form giveth was used.
Conjugation
Synonyms
  • (transfer possession of): See Thesaurus:give
  • (bend slightly when a force is applied): bend, cede, flex, move, yield, split
  • (estimate or predict): estimate, guess, predict
  • (provide):
Antonyms
  • (transfer possession of): get, obtain, receive, take
  • (bend slightly when a force is applied): not bend/cede/flex/give/move/yield, resist
Derived terms

See also given, giver and giving

Translations

Noun

give (uncountable)

  1. The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it; a tendency to yield under pressure; resilence.
    This chair doesn’t have much give.
    There is no give in his dogmatic religious beliefs.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

give (plural gives)

  1. Alternative form of gyve

References

  • give at OneLook Dictionary Search

Danish

Alternative forms

  • gi’ (representing the spoken language)

Etymology

From Old Norse gefa, from Proto-Germanic *gebaną, cognate with English give and German geben. The Germanic verbs goes back to Proto-Indo-European *gʰebʰ- (to give) (hence Sanskrit गभस्ति (gábhasti, arm)) rather than *gʰeh₁bʰ- (to grab) (hence Latin habeō (to have)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡ̊iˀ], [ˈɡ̊i], (formal) IPA(key): [ˈɡ̊iːʋə]
  • Rhymes: -iː, -iːvɐ

Verb

give (imperative giv, present tense giver, past tense gav, past participle givet, c given, givne)

  1. to give

Conjugation

Derived terms


Swedish

Verb

give

  1. present subjunctive of giva

Anagrams

  • evig


English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /peɪ/, [pʰeɪ]
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Etymology 1

From Middle English payen, from Old French paiier (pay), from Medieval Latin pācāre (to settle, satisfy) from Latin pācāre (to pacify). Displaced native Middle English yelden, yielden (to pay) (from Old English ġieldan (to pay)) and Middle English schotten (to pay, make payment) (from Old English sċot, ġesċot (payment)).

Verb

pay (third-person singular simple present pays, present participle paying, simple past and past participle paid or (obsolete) payed)

  1. (transitive) To give money or other compensation to in exchange for goods or services.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To discharge, as a debt or other obligation, by giving or doing what is due or required.
    • The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again.
  3. (transitive) To be profitable for.
  4. (transitive) To give (something else than money).
  5. (intransitive) To be profitable or worth the effort.
  6. (intransitive) To discharge an obligation or debt.
  7. (intransitive) To suffer consequences.
  8. (transitive) To admit that a joke, punchline, etc., was funny.
Conjugation
Hypernyms
  • (to give money): compensate
Hyponyms
Derived terms
Related terms
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: paysa
  • Scottish Gaelic: pàigh
Translations

Noun

pay (countable and uncountable, plural pays)

  1. Money given in return for work; salary or wages.
Derived terms
Translations

Adjective

pay (not comparable)

  1. Operable or accessible on deposit of coins.
  2. Pertaining to or requiring payment.
Translations

Etymology 2

Old French peier, from Latin picare (to pitch).

Verb

pay (third-person singular simple present pays, present participle paying, simple past and past participle payed)

  1. (nautical, transitive) To cover (the bottom of a vessel, a seam, a spar, etc.) with tar or pitch, or a waterproof composition of tallow, resin, etc.; to smear.
Translations

Further reading

  • pay in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • pay in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • pay at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • APY, Yap, pya, yap

Anguthimri

Noun

pay

  1. (Mpakwithi) forehead
  2. (Mpakwithi) face

References

  • Terry Crowley, The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri (1981), page 187

Azerbaijani

Etymology

According to Nişanyan, from Persian پای(pây, foot), with the sense ”share” originating from the Persian expression borrowed into Old Anatolian Turkish بای برابر(pây-berâber, equally, to the same proportion, literally equal foot). The word is present in its modern sense in XIVth century Book of Dede Korkut.

The non-Oghuz Turkic cognates, such as Kirgiz and Yakut пай (pay, share) are, according to Nişanyan, a borrowing from the Ottoman Turkish پای‎, via Russian пай (paj).

Noun

pay (definite accusative payı, plural paylar)

  1. share
  2. portion

Declension

Derived terms

  • paylamaq (to distribute)
  • paylaşmaq (to divide among one-selves)

References

  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “pay”, in Nişanyan Sözlük

Cebuano

Etymology

From English pi, Ancient Greek πεῖ (peî).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pay

Noun

pay

  1. the name of the sixteenth letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets and the seventeenth in Old Greek
  2. (mathematics) an irrational and transcendental constant representing the ratio of the circumference of a Euclidean circle to its diameter; approximately 3.14159265358979323846264338327950; usually written π

Jakaltek

Etymology

From Proto-Mayan *pahar.

Noun

pay

  1. skunk

References

  • Church, Clarence; Church, Katherine (1955) Vocabulario castellano-jacalteco, jacalteco-castellano[2] (in Spanish), Guatemala C. A.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, pages 65; 39

Kalasha

Noun

pay

  1. A goat

Limos Kalinga

Adverb

pay

  1. too

Northern Kurdish

Etymology

From Turkish pay.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑːj/

Noun

pay ?

  1. share

Old Portuguese

Etymology

From padre, from Latin patrem, accusative singular of pater (father), from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaj/

Noun

pay m

  1. (hypocoristic, usually childish) papa, dad, father
    • 1525-1526, Cancioneiro da Biblioteca Nacional, João de Gaia, B 1433: Vosso pai na rua (facsimile)
      Vosso pay na Rua / anta porta sua

      Your dad [is] on the street / before his door

Synonyms

  • padre

Coordinate terms

  • mãy, madre

Descendants

  • Galician: pai
  • Portuguese: pai
    • Guinea-Bissau Creole: pai
    • Indo-Portuguese: pai
    • Kabuverdianu: pai
    • Kristang: pai
    • Sãotomense: pe
      • Annobonese: pe

Portuguese

Noun

pay m (plural pays)

  1. Obsolete spelling of pai
    • 1545, Garcia de Resende, Liuro das obras de Garcia de Reſẽnde que trata da vida [] do christianiſſimo; muito alto ⁊ muyto poderoſo principe el Rey dõ João o ſegundo deſte nome, page 1:
      De ſeu pay ⁊ ſua mãy ⁊ ſeu nacimento.

      About his father and his mother and his birth.

Quechua

Pronoun

pay

  1. he, she, it

See also


Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English pie.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpai/, [ˈpai̯]
  • Rhymes: -aj

Noun

pay m (plural pays)

  1. (Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru) pie (food)

Derived terms

  • pay de queso (cheesecake) (Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala)
  • pay de coco (coconut cream pie)
  • pay de leche condensada (condensed milk cake)

Turkish

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [paj]
  • Hyphenation: pay

Noun

pay (definite accusative payı, plural paylar)

  1. portion
  2. (arithmetic) numerator

Declension

Synonyms

  • hak

Antonyms

  • payda

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