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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wages, reward, payoffnoun

    a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

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

Wiktionary

  1. wagesnoun

    one's total income for a time period

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wagesnoun

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wagesnoun

    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  

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  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

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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. Sherrod Brown:

    Given the slack in the labor market and the minuscule increases in the wages for most Americans, The Fed should continue to be patient so as not to choke off the recovery at a time when the stronger dollar is already putting pressure on it.

  2. Mae West:

    When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin.

  3. Gabriela Bucher:

    Economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is having a harsher impact on women, who are disproportionately represented in sectors offering low wages, few benefits and the least secure jobs, instead of righting that wrong, governments treated women's jobs as dispensable -- and that has come at a cost of at least $ 800 billion in lost wages for those in formal employment.

  4. Kate Bahn:

    Wages were not set based on market forces but based on power disparities.

  5. Randi Weingarten:

    Every classroom in America needs a well-supported, well-trained, well-paid educator helping students learn and thrive, teachers fight every day for the resources to do their job, and we fight for and with them — that includes solving shortages by improving wages and working conditions and giving teachers the professional respect, voice and latitude they need to succeed.

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