'Full pay' definitions:

Definition of 'Full pay'

  • Pay \Pay\, n.
  • 1. Satisfaction; content. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a clerk; the pay of a soldier. [1913 Webster]
  • Where only merit constant pay receives. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
  • There is neither pay nor plunder to be got. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]
  • Full pay, the whole amount of wages or salary; maximum pay; especially, the highest pay or allowance to civil or military officers of a certain rank, without deductions.
  • Half pay. See under Half.
  • Pay day, the day of settlement of accounts.
  • Pay dirt (Mining), earth which yields a profit to the miner. [Western U.S.]
  • Pay office, a place where payment is made.
  • Pay roll, (a) a roll or list of persons entitled to payment, with the amounts due; now usually one word, payroll. (b) the total sum of money which is paid to all employees on payday. [1913 Webster +PJC]