Definitions for wages
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word wages
wages, reward, payoff(noun)
a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
"the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"
one's total income for a time period
a compensation given to a hired person for services; price paid for labor; recompense; hire. See Wage, n., 2
A wage is monetary compensation paid by an employer to an employee in exchange for work done. Payment may be calculated as a fixed amount for each task completed, or at an hourly or daily rate, or based on an easily measured quantity of work done. Wages are an example of expenses that are involved in running a business. Payment by wage contrasts with salaried work, in which the employer pays an arranged amount at steady intervals regardless of hours worked, with commission which conditions pay on individual performance, and with compensation based on the performance of the company as a whole. Waged employees may also receive tips or gratuity paid directly by clients and employee benefits which are non-monetary forms of compensation. Since wage labour is the predominant form of work, the term "wage" sometimes refers to all forms of employee compensation.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'wages' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2979
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'wages' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1513
The numerical value of wages in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wages in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
God pays, but not weekly wages.
The wages of sin are unreported.
Jeb says states should set minimum wages - The Hill:.
It's bad for business, it's bad for wages and it's bad for our economy.
It may also be that politicians feel some pressure to raise the other wages.
Images & Illustrations of wages
Translations for wages
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for wages »
Find a translation for the wages definition in other languages:
Select another language: