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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wageweɪdʒ(n.; v.)waged, wag•ing.
(n.)Often, wages. money that is paid or received for work or services.
Ref: Compare living wage , minimum wage. 1
wages, recompense or return:
The wages of sin is death.
Obs. a pledge or security.
(v.t.)to carry on (a battle, argument, etc.):
to wage war.
Obs. to stake or wager. to pledge.
(v.i.)Obs. to contend; struggle.
Origin of wage:
1275–1325; ME: pledge, security < AF; OF guagegage1< VL *wadium < Gmc (see wed )
wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary(verb)
something that remunerates
"wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
"Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
An amount of money paid to a worker for a specified quantity of work, usually expressed on an hourly basis.
To wager, bet.
To employ for wages; to hire.
To conduct or carry out (a war or other contest).
to wage war
Origin: from wage, a northern variant of gauge, gage, from *waddi, wadja (cognate with wedd), from wadjō, from wadh-. Akin to veþja "to pledge", wadi. More at wed.
to pledge; to hazard on the event of a contest; to stake; to bet, to lay; to wager; as, to wage a dollar
to expose one's self to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard
to engage in, as a contest, as if by previous gage or pledge; to carry on, as a war
to adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out
to put upon wages; to hire; to employ; to pay wages to
to give security for the performance of
to bind one's self; to engage
that which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage
that for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; -- at present generally used in the plural. See Wages
A wage is remuneration paid by an employer to an employee. It may be calculated as a fixed task based amount, or at an hourly rate, or based on an easily measured quantity of work done. It is contrasted with salaried work, which is based on a fixed time period.
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Translations for WAGE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(alsoˈwages noun plural) a regular, usually weekly rather than monthly, payment for the work that one does
He spends all his wages on books; What is his weekly wage?
- salárioPortuguese (BR)
- der LohnGerman
- μισθός, (οικονομικές) απολαβέςGreek
- salario, sueldoSpanish
- mjesečna plaćaCroatian
- laun, kaupIcelandic
- 임금, 급료, 삯Korean
- darba algaLatvian
- gaji, upahMalay
- lønn, gasjeNorwegian
- lön, avlöningSwedish
- ค่าจ้าง; ค่าแรงThai
- 報酬，薪資Chinese (Trad.)
- заробітна платаUkrainian
- lương tuầnVietnamese
- 工资，报酬Chinese (Simp.)
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