Definition of Defray

1. Verb. Bear the expenses of.

Generic synonyms: Pay
Derivative terms: Defrayal, Defrayment



Definition of Defray

1. v. t. To pay or discharge; to serve in payment of; to provide for, as a charge, debt, expenses, costs, etc.

Definition of Defray

1. Verb. (obsolete) To spend (money). ¹

2. Verb. To pay or discharge (a debt, expense etc.); to meet (the cost of something). ¹

3. Verb. (rare) To pay for (something). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Defray

1. to pay [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: pay

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defray

defragmenter
defragmenters
defragmenting
defragments
defrags
defraud
defraudation
defraude
defrauded
defrauder
defrauders
defraudeth
defrauding
defraudment
defrauds
defray (current term)
defrayable
defrayal
defrayals
defrayed
defrayer
defrayers
defraying
defrayment
defrayments
defrays
defreeze
defreezes
defriend
defriended

Literary usage of Defray

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1. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1854)
"To defray Law Charges, and the Salaries, Allowances and Incidental Expenses in the Office ... 16000 0 0 8200 0 0 To defray, to the 31st day of March, 1854, ..."

2. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"And be it further enacted, That the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is, appropriated, to defray the expenses of marking the said road ..."

3. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, James Hammond Trumbull, Connecticut Council of Safety, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1868)
"It is allso farther ordered that besides the sayd rate layd out to defray the charge of our sending for England, that whatso- euer els shall be necessary to ..."

4. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"I answered that if the King's treasurers obliged them to, pay according to their contract, I would defray the cost out of my own purse, because I saw that ..."

5. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to by James Boswell (1884)
"... that Johnson wrote it, that with the profits he might defray the expense of his mother's funeral, and pay some little debts which she had left. ..."

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