pay - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. money that you receive for doing your job

    They were demanding higher pay.

    pay and conditions:

    There will be improvements in pay and conditions for all staff.

    basic pay (=your pay without extra payments):

    The basic pay is so low that you end up putting in lots of overtime.

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    1. a.
      connected with pay
      a pay rise/increase:

      They received a pay increase that was much higher than expected.

      a pay freeze (=a decision not to increase pay):

      A pay freeze is thought to be likely.

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