What does WAGE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salaryverb

    something that remunerates

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

  2. engage, wageverb

    carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

    "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

Wiktionary

  1. wagenoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. wageverb

    To wager, bet.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. wageverb

    To employ for wages; to hire.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. wageverb

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

    to wage war

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wageverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Wageverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Wageverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Wageverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Wageverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Wageverb

    to give security for the performance of

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Wageverb

    to bind one's self; to engage

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Wageverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Wageverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wage

    wāj, v.t. to pledge: to engage in as if by pledge: to carry on, esp. of war: to venture: (prov.) to hire for pay: (Shak.) to pay wages to: (Spens.) to let out for pay.—v.i. (Shak.) to be equal in value, to contend, battle (with).—n. a gage or stake: that for which one labours: wages.—ns. Wage′-earn′er, one receiving pay for work done; Wage′-fund, Wā′ges-fund theory, the theory that there is at any given time in a country a determinate amount of capital available for the payment of labour, therefore the average wage depends on the proportion of this fund to the number of persons who have to share in it; Wā′ger, that which is waged or pledged: something staked on the issue of anything: a bet: that on which bets are laid: (law) an offer to make oath.—v.t. to hazard on the issue of anything.—v.i. to lay a wager.—n. Wā′gerer.—n.pl. Wā′ges (used as sing.), wage: that which is paid for services.—n. Wage′-work, work done for wages.—Wager of battle, trial by combat, an ancient usage which permitted the accused and accuser, in defect of sufficient direct evidence, to challenge each other to mortal combat, for issue of the dispute.—Living wage (see Living). [O. Fr. wager (Fr. gager), to pledge.]

Editors Contribution

  1. wage

    A fair, just, moderate and specific hourly, daily, weekly or monthly amount of money an employer must pay to an employee for a form of employment agreed in the terms and agreement of an employment contract and the specific details of the employment legislation relating to this type of employment cocreated by a local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government or international unity government that is empowered to cocreate this type of legislation.

    The wage that people are paid is an important factor in a society as people choose a fair and just wage to ensure a society where all their bills can be paid and the people can afford to live a moderate lifestyle.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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

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

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WAGE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WAGE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of WAGE in a Sentence

  1. Carl Gibson:

    I don't believe Hillary for a second when she gets in her van and drives from New York to Iowa and says the American people need a living wage, i don't believe it for a second.

  2. Michael Arone:

    The jobs report had something for everyone, the payrolls number was above forecasts but wage increases were modest. So for those concerned about a significant pickup in inflation, this report didn't signal that.

  3. Tim Miller:

    Wage increases are more of a concern for mom and pop companies. It can be an issue for microcaps.

  4. David Blitzer:

    Home prices continue to rise and outpace both inflation and wage gains, while nationally, prices are recovering, new construction of single family homes remains very weak despite low vacancy rates among both renters and owner-occupied homes.

  5. Julia Jassey:

    And they're entering these spaces like the campus, and they want to get involved in all of these organizations and movements. They want to fight for $ 15 minimum wage, they want to fight for universal health care. They want to push for the legalization of marijuana nationwide, but they're being forced to check their Zionism at the door -- any sense of Jewish peoplehood, they're being told to check it at the door.

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