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[pey-rohl] /ˈpeɪˌroʊl/

a list of employees to be , with the amount due to each.
the sum total of these amounts.
the actual money on hand for distribution:
The bandits got away with the payroll.
the total number of people employed by a business firm or organization.
verb (used with object)
to fund or subsidize:
to be payrolled by the State Department.
a list of employees, specifying the salary or wage of each


1740, from pay (v.) + roll (n.); “total amount paid to employees over a period,” hence, via records-keeping, “list of employees receiving pay.”


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