a commercial service that broadcasts or provides television programs to viewers who pay a monthly charge or a per-program fee.
the programming provided.
a system by which television programmes are transmitted in scrambled form, unintelligible except to those who have paid for descrambling equipment Also called subscription television Compare free-to-air, pay-per-view
See pay TV
- Pay the freight
verb phrase To pay for; compensate for; bear the expense of; pick up the tab: We may have to ”pay the freight for well-meant efforts at improvement” (1970s+)
[peyt-n] /ˈpeɪt n/ noun 1. Walter (“Sweetness”) 1954–99, U.S. football player. 2. a male given name. /ˈpeɪtən/ noun 1. Walter. 1954–99, American footballer and sports administrator
[pey-wawl] /ˈpeɪˌwɔl/ noun 1. a system in which access to all or part of a website is restricted to paid subscribers: Some newspapers have put their content behind a paywall. 2. the part of a website that can be accessed only by paid subscribers.
/pay’weir/ Commercial software. Opposite: shareware or freeware. [Jargon File]