Meaning of payroll

pay•roll

Pronunciation: (pā'rōl"), [key]
— n.
  1. a list of employees to be paid, with the amount due to each.
  2. the sum total of these amounts.
  3. the actual money on hand for distribution: The bandits got away with the payroll.
  4. the total number of people employed by a business firm or organization.
—v.t.
  1. to fund or subsidize: to be payrolled by the State Department.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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