Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 807. Payment.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
4. Monetary Relations
807. Payment.
NOUN:PAYMENT, defrayment; discharge; acquittance, quittance; settlement, clearance, liquidation, satisfaction, reckoning, arrangement.
  ACKNOWLEDGMENT, release; receipt, - in full, - in full of all demands; voucher.
  REPAYMENT, reimbursement, retribution; pay (reward) [See Reward]; money paid (expenditure) [See Expenditure].
  READY MONEY (cash) [See Money]; stake, remittance, installment or instalment.
  PAYER, liquidator [See Treasurer].
VERB:PAY, defray, make payment; pay -down, - on the nail [slang], - ready money, - at sight, - in advance; cash, honor a bill, acknowledge; redeem; pay in kind.
  pay one’s -way, - shot, - footing; pay -the piper, - sauce for all [both colloq.], - costs; come down with the needful [slang]; shell -, fork- out [both slang]; come down with, - the dust [both slang]; tickle -, grease- the palm [both colloq.]; expend [See Expenditure]; put down, lay down.
  DISCHARGE, settle, quit [archaic], acquit oneself of; foot the bill [colloq., U. S.]; account with, reckon with, settle with, be even with, be quits with; strike a balance; settle -, balance -, square- accounts with; quit scores [archaic]; wipe -, clear- off old scores; satisfy; pay in full; satisfy -, pay in full- all demands; clear, liquidate; pay -up, - old debts.
  REPAY, refund, reimburse, retribute [obs.]; make compensation [See Compensation]; disgorge, make repayment.
ADJECTIVE:PAYING &c. paid &c. v.; owing nothing, out of debt, all straight, all clear, clear of encumbrance, clear of debt, above water; unowed, never indebted; solvent [See Money].
ADVERB:to the tune of [colloq.]; on the nail [slang], money down, cash down, cash on delivery, C.O.D.
  1. You’ll pay me altogether? Will I live?—II Henry IV
  2. Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.—I Henry VI
  3. He … prays your speedy payment.—Timon of Athens



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