Definition of Wage in English :

Define Wage in English

Wage meaning in English

Meaning of Wage in English

Pronunciation of Wage in English

Wage pronunciation in English

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1. earnings, pay, remuneration, salary, wage

something that remunerates

Example Sentences:
'wages were paid by check'
'he wasted his pay on drink'
'they saved a quarter of all their earnings'


2. engage, wage

carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

Example Sentences:
'Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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a. (often plural)
payment in return for work or services, esp that made to workmen on a daily, hourly, weekly, or piece-work basis
Compare salary
(as modifier)
wage freeze
2. (plural) economics
the portion of the national income accruing to labour as earned income, as contrasted with the unearned income accruing to capital in the form of rent, interest, and dividends
3. (often plural)
recompense, return, or yield
4.  an obsolete word for pledge
verb (transitive)
to engage in
6. obsolete
to pledge or wager
7. archaic another word for hire (sense 1), hire (sense 2)

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verb transitiveWord forms: waged or ˈwaging
to engage in or carry on (a war, struggle, campaign, etc.)
2.  Chiefly British, Dialectal
to hire
3.  [often pl.]
money paid to an employee for work done, and usually figured on an hourly, daily, or piecework basis
4.  [usually pl.]
what is given in return; recompense; requital
, formerly the plural form was often construed as singular
“The wages of sin is death”
5.  [pl.]; Economics
the share of the total product of industry that goes to labor, as distinguished from the share taken by capital

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of wage
1. A regular payment, usually on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, made by an employer to an employee, especially for manual or unskilled work.
2. wages The price of labor in an economy.
3. often wages (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A fitting return; a recompense: the wages of sin.
tr.v. waged, wag·ing, wag·es
To engage in (a war or campaign, for example).

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