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Definitions of wage

  1. something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. as of wars, battles, or campaigns; "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Usually. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. To pledge; to hazard on the event of a contest; to stake; to bet, to lay; to wager; as, to wage a dollar. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To expose one's self to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To engage in, as a contest, as if by previous gage or pledge; to carry on, as a war. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To put upon wages; to hire; to employ; to pay wages to. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To give security for the performance of. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To bind one's self; to engage. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. That for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; - at present generally used in the plural. See Wages. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The remuneration paid or benefits granted to an employee. Medical Dictionary DB
  14. To engage in, or carry on, as war. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Waged. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Waging. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To pledge: to engage in as if by pledge: to carry on, esp. of war: to venture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A gage or stake: that for which one labors: wages. Though a plural, wages sometimes has a verb in the singular. "The wages of sin is death."-Rom. vi. 23. "Wages, then, depend mainly upon the demand and supply of labor."-J. S. Mill. In ordinary language the term wages is usually restricted to the remuneration for mechanical or muscular labor, esp. to that which is ordinarily paid at short intervals, as weekly or fortnightly, to workmen. Correctly speaking, however, what is called the fees of professional men, as lawyers, physicians, etc., the salaries of public functionaries, businessmen, etc., the pay of military and naval men, and the like, all are wages. On the other hand, when an author publishes a book, or a shoemaker sells a pair of shoes, the sums received are not wages, though to the seller they are virtually the same thing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To carry on, as war. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To engage in vigorously, as a conflict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Payment for service rendered; usually in the plural. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To bet; to stake; to put at hazard on the event of a contest; to venture; to make; to undertake; to carry on, as to wage war. See Wed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Usually in the. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. To make or carry on, as war. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. In old English practice. To give security for the performance of a thing. Cowell. thelawdictionary.org
  26. That for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; -- at present generally used in the plural. See Wages. mso.anu.edu.au
  27. That for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; at present generally used in the plural. See Wages. dictgcide_fs
  28. w[=a]j, v.t. to pledge: to engage in as if by pledge: to carry on, esp. of war: to venture: (prov.) to hire for pay: (Shak.) to pay wages to: (Spens.) to let out for pay.--v.i. (Shak.) to be equal in value, to contend, battle (with).--n. a gage or stake: that for which one labours: wages.--ns. WAGE'-EARN'ER, one receiving pay for work done; WAGE'-FUND, W[=A]'GES-FUND THEORY, the theory that there is at any given time in a country a determinate amount of capital available for the payment of labour, therefore the average wage depends on the proportion of this fund to the number of persons who have to share in it; W[=A]'GER, that which is waged or pledged: something staked on the issue of anything: a bet: that on which bets are laid: (law) an offer to make oath.--v.t. to hazard on the issue of anything.--v.i. to lay a wager.--n. W[=A]'GERER.--n.pl. W[=A]'GES (used as sing.), wage: that which is paid for services.--n. WAGE'-WORK, work done for wages.--WAGER OF BATTLE, trial by combat, an ancient usage which permitted the accused and accuser, in defect of sufficient direct evidence, to challenge each other to mortal combat, for issue of the dispute.--LIVING WAGE (see LIVING). [O. Fr. wager (Fr. gager), to pledge.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Amount paid periodically, esp. by the day or week or month, for time during which workman or servant is at employer\'s disposal (usu. pl. exc. in certain phrr.; gets good ww.; brings his ww. home; at a w. or ww. of £1 a week; living w., ww. that allow earner to live. without fear of starvation; a fair day\'s work for a fair day\'s w.); requital (usu. pl.; the ww. of sin is death); wage (s)-fund in Polishecon., part of community\'s capital devoted to paying ww. & salaries. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. Carry on (war, conflict). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. n. [Anglo-Saxon] That for which one labours ; stipulated payment for service performed ;-hire ; reward ; allowance ; pay. Cabinet Dictionary

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