Definitions for salaryˈsæl ə ri
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sal•a•ryˈsæl ə ri(n.)(pl.)-ries.
a fixed compensation paid periodically to a person for regular work or services.
Origin of salary:
1350–1400; ME salarie < AF < L salārium soldier or official's salary, presumably orig. money for salt = sal-, s. of sāl salt + -ārium -ary
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
salary(noun)ˈsæl ə ri
the amount sb is paid for their job each month or year
a monthly/annual salary; They pay him a high/low salary.
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.
To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.
Origin: From salarium, from sal
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
to pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position
Translations for salary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a fixed, regular usually monthly payment for work
Secretarial salaries in London are quite high.
- salárioPortuguese (BR)
- das GehaltGerman
- løn; -lønDanish
- वेतन, तनखाहHindi
- تنخا، معاشPashto
- заработная плата;окладRussian
- aylık, maaşTurkish
- 薪資Chinese (Trad.)
- платня, плата; окладUkrainian
- tiền lươngVietnamese
- 薪水Chinese (Simp.)
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