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Meaning of DEFRAY

Pronunciation:  di'frey

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  bear the expenses of

DEFRAY is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: pay



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*fray"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defrayed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Defraying}.] [F. d['e]frayer; pref. d['e]- (L. de or
dis-) + frais expense, fr. LL. fredum, fridum, expense, fine
by which an offender obtained peace from his sovereign, or
more likely, atoned for an offense against the public peace,
fr. OHG. fridu peace, G. friede. See {Affray}.]
1. To pay or discharge; to serve in payment of; to provide
   for, as a charge, debt, expenses, costs, etc.

         For the discharge of his expenses, and defraying his
         cost, he allowed him . . . four times as much.

2. To avert or appease, as by paying off; to satisfy; as, to
   defray wrath. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acknowledge, bear the expense, chip in, clear, cover, defray expenses, discharge, finance, foot the bill, fund, go Dutch, honor a bill, liquidate, meet, pay, pay for, pay the bill, pay the piper, redeem, reimburse, settle, stand the costs