1. [ noun ] (business) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
Synonyms: profit profits lucre net net_profit net_income
Related terms: income dividend accumulation killing gross_profit windfall_profit markup earning_per_share fast_buck share profit
2. [ noun ] (business) something that remunerates
Synonyms: wage pay salary remuneration

"wages were paid by check" "he wasted his pay on drink" "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"

Related terms: regular_payment sick_pay found double_time living_wage pay_envelope half-pay merit_pay take-home_pay strike_pay minimum_wage combat_pay payroll pay_up pay yield