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paw the foot of a four-legged animal, esp. one with claws. [6 definitions]
pawl a pivoting lever or tongue, or a sliding bolt, that is made to catch in the notches of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion or assist forward motion.
pawn1 to deposit (something) with a pawnbroker as security for a loan. [6 definitions]
pawn2 one of the eight chess pieces of lowest value, placed in the front rank at the beginning of a game. [2 definitions]
pawnbroker a person whose business is making loans at interest, secured by personal property left with him or her.
Pawnee a member of a confederation of North American Plains Indians, originally living in Kansas and Nebraska and now in northern Oklahoma. [2 definitions]
pawnshop a pawnbroker's shop or place of business.
pawn ticket a receipt given for goods taken to a pawnshop.
pawpaw variant of papaw.
Pax in Roman mythology, the goddess of peace; Irene.
pax vobiscum (Latin) peace be with you.
pay to give over money to (a person or business) in exchange for goods or services. [16 definitions]
payable due to be paid, as a debt. [2 definitions]
pay attention to direct your mind to something.
pay back to return what is owed or borrowed; repay.
paycheck a bank check in payment of wages or salary. [2 definitions]
payday the day on which one's wage or salary is paid.
pay dirt (informal) any source of wealth, money, or success. [2 definitions]
payload the revenue-producing number or weight of passengers, cargo, or the like that a vehicle can or does carry. [3 definitions]
paymaster a person employed or authorized by an organization to pay wages and salaries.
payment the act or an instance of paying. [3 definitions]