Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 807 (Payment)

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#807. Payment.-- N. payment, defrayment[obs]; discharge; acquittance, quittance; settlement, clearance, liquidation, satisfaction, reckoning, arrangement.

acknowledgment, release; receipt, receipt in full, receipt in full of all demands; voucher.

salary, compensation, remuneration (reward) 973.

repayment, reimbursement, retribution; pay &c.(reward) 973; money paid &c. (expenditure) 809.

ready money &c. (cash) 800; stake, remittance, installment.

payer, liquidator &c. 801.

pay cash, pay cash on the barrelhead.

V. pay, defray, make payment; paydown, pay on the nail, pay ready money, pay at sight, pay in advance; cash, honor a bill, acknowledge; redeem; pay in kind.

pay one's way, pay one's shot, pay one's footing; pay the piper, pay sauce for all, pay costs; do the needful; shell out, fork out ; cough up [coll.], fork over; come down with, come down with the dust; tickle the palm, grease the palm; expend &c. 809; put down, lay down.

discharge, settle, quit, acquit oneself of; foot the bill; account with, reckon with, settle with, be even with, be quits with; strike a balance; settle accounts with, balance accounts with, square accounts with; quit scores; wipe off old scores, clear off old scores; satisfy; pay in full; satisfy all demands, pay in full of all demands; clear, liquidate; pay up, pay old debts.

disgorge, make repayment; repay, refund, reimburse, retribute[obs]; make compensation &c.30.

pay by credit card, put it on the plastic.

Adj. paying &c. paid &c. v.; owing nothing, out of debt, all straight; unowed[obs], never indebted.

Adv. to the tune of; on the nail, money down. #808 Nonpayment -- N. nonpayment; default, defalcation; protest, repudiation; application of the sponge|!; whitewashing.

insolvency, bankruptcy, failure; insufficiency &c. 640; run upon a bank; overdrawn account.

waste paper bonds; dishonored bills, protested bills; bogus check, bogus cheque, rubber check.

bankrupt, insolvent, debtor, lame duck, man of straw, welsher, stag, defaulter, levanter|!.

V. not pay &c. 807; fail, break, stop payment; become insolvent, become bankrupt; be gazetted.

protest, dishonor, repudiate, nullify, refuse payment.

pay under protest; button up one's pockets, draw the purse strings; apply the sponge; pay over the left shoulder, get whitewashed; swindle &c. 791; run up bills, fly kites.

Adj. not paying, non-paying, non-performing; in debt &c. 806; behindhand, in arrear[obs], behind in payments, in arrears; beggared &c. (poor) 804; unable to make both ends meet, minus; worse than nothing; worthless.

insolvent, bankrupt, in the gazette, gazetted.

unpaid &c. (outstanding) 806; gratis &c. 815; unremunerated.