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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.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 11, 2019  

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?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Bernie Sanders:

    At a time when nearly 14% of Americans do not have a full-time job and when the middle class is working longer hours for lower wages, I oppose a massive increase in temporary guest worker programs that will allow large corporations to import hundreds of thousands of blue-collar and white-collar workers from overseas.

  2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

    The court today holds enforceable these arm-twisted, take-it-or-leave-it contracts — including the provisions requiring employees to litigate wages and hours claims only one-by-one. Federal labor law does not countenance such isolation of employees.

  3. Elbert Hubbard:

    If you work for a man, in heavens name work for him! If he pays you wages that supply you your bread and butter, work for him speak well of him, think well of him, stand by him and stand by the institution he represents. I think if I worked for a man I would work for him. I would not work for him a part of the time, and the rest of the time work against him. I would give an undivided service or none. If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

  4. Ilhan Omar:

    We are a nation of tremendous wealth. Hunger in this country is the result of policies that keep wages low and funnel wealth to the top. It is the result of a political system that says it is OK to spend money on tax breaks for millionaires and the same companies who taint our economy, but we can't afford to fund meals for our kids in the streets.

  5. Michael Hanson:

    On the margin, the rise in the participation rate probably slows both the growth rate in wages and the Fed, but the reality is that, generally speaking, wage and price inflation has shown some signs of turning and picking up.

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