Meaning of PAYABLE in English


ˈpāəbəl adjective

Etymology: Middle English paiable, from Middle French, from Old French, from paier to pay + -able — more at pay


a. : requiring to be paid

bills payable

: capable of being paid

payable prices

: due

the interest is payable in advance

b. of a note, bill, or check : specifying payment to a particular payee

payable to John Doe

payable to cash

at a specified time or occasion

payable on demand

or in a specified manner

payable in monthly installments

2. : capable of being profitably worked

payable vein of ore

: profitable , paying

payable enterprise

payable crop of fruit

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