Definitions for wageweɪdʒ

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  1. 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"

  2. engage, wage(verb)

    carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

    "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. wage(Noun)

    An amount of money paid to a worker for a specified quantity of work, usually expressed on an hourly basis.

  2. wage(Verb)

    To wager, bet.

  3. wage(Verb)

    To employ for wages; to hire.

  4. wage(Verb)

    To conduct or carry out (a war or other contest).

    to wage war

  5. 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.

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  1. Wage(verb)

    to pledge; to hazard on the event of a contest; to stake; to bet, to lay; to wager; as, to wage a dollar

  2. Wage(verb)

    to expose one's self to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard

  3. Wage(verb)

    to engage in, as a contest, as if by previous gage or pledge; to carry on, as a war

  4. Wage(verb)

    to adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out

  5. Wage(verb)

    to put upon wages; to hire; to employ; to pay wages to

  6. Wage(verb)

    to give security for the performance of

  7. Wage(verb)

    to bind one's self; to engage

  8. Wage(verb)

    that which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage

  9. Wage(verb)

    that for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; -- at present generally used in the plural. See Wages

  10. Origin: [OE. wagen, OF. wagier, gagier, to pledge, promise, F. gager to wager, lay, bet, fr. LL. wadium a pledge; of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. wadi a pledge, gawadjn to pledge, akin to E. wed, G. wette a wager. See Wed, and cf. Gage.]

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  1. Wage

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3315

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2248

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wage' in Nouns Frequency: #689


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