Definition of Wages in English :

Define Wages in English

Wages meaning in English

Meaning of Wages in English

Pronunciation of Wages in English

Wages pronunciation in English

Pronounce Wages in English


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1. payoff, reward, wages

a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

Example Sentences:
'the wages of sin is death'
'virtue is its own reward'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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plural noun
payment in return for work or services, esp that made to workmen on a daily, hourly, weekly, or piece-work basis
His wages have gone up.
He collected his wages.
He lost a day's wages for his behaviour.
2. 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. literary
recompense, return, or yield
the wages of fear/sin

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see synonyms of wages
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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