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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wages, reward, payoff(noun)

    a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

    "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"

Wiktionary

  1. wages(Noun)

    one's total income for a time period

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wages(noun)

    a compensation given to a hired person for services; price paid for labor; recompense; hire. See Wage, n., 2

Editors Contribution

  1. wages

    A specific amount of money given to an employee for the completion of their work.

    Our wages are paid into our bank account on a specific date each month.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 14, 2020  
  2. wages

    Plural form of the word wage.

    The social enterprise employees all have identical wages paid monthly for their employment.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 14, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wages' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2979

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wages' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1513

How to pronounce wages?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say wages in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wages in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wages in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wages in a Sentence

  1. Central American:

    We have to sort out our problems here, and part of the reason for the migration is the lack of jobs, the gap in wages between the United States and here, we need to work with the business community to revive the economy.

  2. Kim Dong-sung:

    The number of subcontractors going out of business has exploded this year, unpaid wages and bonuses plus 20-30 percent pay cuts are now seen as the norm.

  3. Paula Poundstone, HBO stand-up routine:

    They say that the wages of sin is death. But after taxes its just a tired feeling really.

  4. Lee Jae-kwang:

    Adding jobs is the last thing on my mind. The steep increase in wages is a real financial strain for us.

  5. The Teamsters:

    These businesses have never done better, but they are refusing to pay a fair wage to the people who do the work, our wages just aren’t keeping up.

Images & Illustrations of wages

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