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Definition 1: the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for payroll in the sense of this definition

(payroll is a kind of ...) a specialized division of a large organization

"you'll find it in the hardware department" "she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury"

Definition 2: a list of employees and their salaries - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where payroll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the company had a long payroll

Synonyms for payroll in the sense of this definition

(payroll is a kind of ...) a book in which names and transactions are listed

(payroll is a part of ...) something that remunerates

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

Definition 3: the total amount of money paid in wages - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where payroll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the company had a large payroll

Synonyms for payroll in the sense of this definition

(payroll is a kind of ...) a quantity of money

"he borrowed a large sum" "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"

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