payed

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

payed

  1. Obsolete spelling of paid
    • 1616William Shakespeare, Last will and testament
      ...and the use and proffitt therof cominge shalbe payed to my saied Sister Jone...
    • 1836Frederick Marryat, Mr. Midshipman Easy, ch 25
      It was but just in time, for, as the frigate flew round, describing a circle, as she payed off before the wind, they could perceive the breakers lashing the precipitous coast, not two cables' length from them.
  2. Misspelling of paid.

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

payed

  1. (nautical) simple past tense and past participle of pay (to cover with a waterproof substance)