Definitions for Salaryˈsæl ə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary(noun)

    something that remunerates

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


  1. salary(Noun)

    A fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually measured on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages. Implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy.

  2. salary(Verb)

    To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.

  3. Origin: From salarium, from sal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salary(adj)


  2. Salary(noun)

    the recompense or consideration paid, or stipulated to be paid, to a person at regular intervals for services; fixed wages, as by the year, quarter, or month; stipend; hire

  3. Salary(verb)

    to pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position

  4. Origin: [L. salarius.]


  1. Salary

    A salary is a form of periodic payment from an employer to an employee, which may be specified in an employment contract. It is contrasted with piece wages, where each job, hour or other unit is paid separately, rather than on a periodic basis. From the point of a view of running a business, salary can also be viewed as the cost of acquiring human resources for running operations, and is then termed personnel expense or salary expense. In accounting, salaries are recorded in payroll accounts. Salary is a fixed amount of money or compensation paid to an employee by an employer in return for work performed. Salary is commonly paid in stages at fixed intervals, for example, monthly payments of one-twelfth of the annual salary. Salary is determined by market pay rates for people doing similar work in similar industries in the same region. Salary is also determined by the pay rates and salary ranges established by an individual employer. Salary is also affected by the number of people available to perform the specific job in the employer's employment locale.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Salary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2349

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Salary' in Nouns Frequency: #1412

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