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wage

 (wāj)
n.
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).

[Middle English, from Old North French, of Germanic origin.]

wage

(weɪdʒ)
n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms)
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
b. (as modifier): wage freeze.
2. (Economics) (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
vb (tr)
5. to engage in
6. obsolete to pledge or wager
7. (Commerce) archaic another word for hire1, hire2
[C14: from Old Northern French wagier to pledge, from wage, of Germanic origin; compare Old English weddian to pledge, wed]
ˈwageless adj
ˈwagelessness n

wage

(weɪdʒ)

n., v. waged, wag•ing. n.
1. Often, wages. money that is paid or received for work or services. Compare living wage, minimum wage.
2. wages, recompense or return: The wages of sin is death.
3. Obs. a pledge or security.
v.t.
4. to carry on (a battle, argument, etc.): to wage war.
5. Obs.
a. to stake or wager.
b. to pledge.
v.i.
6. Obs. to contend; struggle.
[1275–1325; Middle English: pledge, security < Anglo-French; Old French guage gage1< Vulgar Latin *wadium < Germanic (see wed)]

wage

, wager - Wage once meant "pledge, security" and wager was defined as "solemn pledge" or "undertaking," from French wagier, "to pledge."
See also related terms for security.

wage


Past participle: waged
Gerund: waging

Imperative
wage
wage
Present
I wage
you wage
he/she/it wages
we wage
you wage
they wage
Preterite
I waged
you waged
he/she/it waged
we waged
you waged
they waged
Present Continuous
I am waging
you are waging
he/she/it is waging
we are waging
you are waging
they are waging
Present Perfect
I have waged
you have waged
he/she/it has waged
we have waged
you have waged
they have waged
Past Continuous
I was waging
you were waging
he/she/it was waging
we were waging
you were waging
they were waging
Past Perfect
I had waged
you had waged
he/she/it had waged
we had waged
you had waged
they had waged
Future
I will wage
you will wage
he/she/it will wage
we will wage
you will wage
they will wage
Future Perfect
I will have waged
you will have waged
he/she/it will have waged
we will have waged
you will have waged
they will have waged
Future Continuous
I will be waging
you will be waging
he/she/it will be waging
we will be waging
you will be waging
they will be waging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been waging
you have been waging
he/she/it has been waging
we have been waging
you have been waging
they have been waging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been waging
you will have been waging
he/she/it will have been waging
we will have been waging
you will have been waging
they will have been waging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been waging
you had been waging
he/she/it had been waging
we had been waging
you had been waging
they had been waging
Conditional
I would wage
you would wage
he/she/it would wage
we would wage
you would wage
they would wage
Past Conditional
I would have waged
you would have waged
he/she/it would have waged
we would have waged
you would have waged
they would have waged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wage - something that remunerateswage - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
combat pay - extra pay for soldiers engaged in active combat
double time - a doubled wage (for working overtime)
found - food and lodging provided in addition to money; "they worked for $30 and found"
half-pay - reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time
living wage - a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably
merit pay - extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers)
minimum wage - the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay; determined by contract or by law
pay envelope, pay packet - wages enclosed in an envelope for distribution to the wage earner
sick pay - wages paid to an employee who is on sick leave
strike pay - money paid to strikers from union funds
take-home pay - what is left of your pay after deductions for taxes and dues and insurance etc
regular payment - a payment made at regular times
payroll, paysheet - a list of employees and their salaries; "the company had a long payroll"
Verb1.wage - carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)wage - carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
fight, struggle, contend - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
put up, provide, offer - mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"

wage

noun
1. (often plural) payment, pay, earnings, remuneration, fee, reward, compensation, income, allowance, recompense, stipend, emolument efforts to set a minimum wage well above the poverty line
plural noun
1. rewards, returns, deserts, retribution, just deserts, requital He was reaping the wages of sin.
verb
1. engage in, conduct, pursue, carry on, undertake, practise, prosecute, proceed with the three factions that had been waging a civil war
Quotations
"For the labourer is worthy of his hire" Bible: St. Luke

wage

noun
2. Something justly deserved.Often used in plural:
comeuppance, desert (often used in plural), due, guerdon, recompense, reward.
Informal: lump (used in plural).
Idioms: what is coming to one, what one has coming.
verb
To engage in (a war or campaign, for example):
Translations
أَجْريَشُنُّ حَرْبا
mzda
lønføre
palkkaryhtyä
plaća
gaji
heyjalaun, kaup
賃金
임금
darba algakarotuzsākt karu
mzdarozpútať
plača
lön
ค่าจ้าง
tiền lương

wage

[weɪdʒ]
A. N
1. (= rate per week, year, etc) → sueldo m, salario m (more frm)
a basic wage of £55 a weekun sueldo or (more frm) salario base de 55 libras semanales
he gets a good wagegana un buen sueldo
those on high/low wageslas personas que ganan sueldos or (more frm) salarios altos/bajos
minimum wagesalario mínimo
see also living D
2. wages (= money received) → paga f, sueldo m
a day's wagesla paga or el sueldo de un día (Agr) → un jornal
I get my wages on Fridaysme pagan los viernes
the wages of sin is deathel pecado se paga con la muerte
B. VT [+ war] → hacer; [+ campaign] → llevar a cabo, hacer
to wage war against or on sbhacer la guerra a algn
to wage war against or on inflationluchar contra la inflación, hacer la guerra a la inflación
C. CPD wage agreement Nconvenio m salarial
wage bill Ngastos mpl de nómina, gastos mpl salariales
wage claim N (Brit) → reivindicación f salarial
wage clerk N = wages clerk wage contract N = wage agreement wage costs NPLcostes mpl del factor trabajo
wage demand Nreivindicación f salarial
wage differential Ndiferencia f salarial
wage earner Nasalariado/a m/f
we are both wage earnerslos dos somos asalariados
she is the family wage earnerella es la que mantiene a la familia
wage freeze Ncongelación f salarial
wage increase Naumento m salarial
wage levels NPLsalarios mpl, niveles mpl salariales
wage negotiations NPLnegociaciones fpl salariales
wage packet N (esp Brit) (= envelope with pay) → sobre m de la paga (fig) → paga f
wage restraint Nmoderación f salarial
wage rise Naumento m salarial
wages bill N = wage bill wage scale Nescala f salarial
wages clerk Nhabilitado/a m/f
wage settlement Nacuerdo m salarial
wage slave Ncurrante mf
wage slip Nnómina f, hoja f salarial
wages snatch Nrobo m de nóminas
wage talks NPLnegociaciones fpl salariales
wage worker N (US) → asalariado/a m/f

wage

[ˈweɪdʒ]
nsalaire m
on a low wage → avec un bas salaire
a decent wage → un salaire décent wages
nplsalaire m
He collected his wages → Il a retiré son salaire.
a day's wages → un jour de salaire
vt
(= fight) [+ war, battle] → mener
to wage war against sth/sb → mener une guerre contre qch/qn
(= conduct) [+ campaign, battle] → mener
to wage war on sth [+ drugs, crime] → mener une guerre contre qchwage claim n (British)revendication f salariale

wage

in cpdsLohn-;
wage agreement
nLohnabkommen nt, → Tarifvertrag m
wage bargaining
n no plTarifverhandlung f, → Lohnverhandlung f
wage check
n (US) → Lohnscheck m
wage claim
wage-cost inflation
nLohnkosteninflation f

wage

:
wage demand
wage determination
nLohnfestsetzung f
wage dispute
nLohnkonflikt m, → Lohnkampf m
wage earner
n (esp Brit) → Lohnempfänger(in) m(f)
wage freeze
nLohnstopp m
wage incidentals
plLohnnebenkosten pl
wage increase
wage-intensive
adjlohnintensiv
wage level
nLohnniveau nt
wage packet
n (esp Brit) → Lohntüte f
wage payment
nLohnzahlung f
wage-price spiral

wage

:
wage settlement
wage slave
n (hum inf)Lohnsklave m (hum inf), → Lohnsklavin f (hum inf)
wage slip
nLohnstreifen m, → Lohnzettel m
wage worker
n (US) → Lohnempfänger(in) m(f)

wage

1
n usu plLohn m

wage

2
vt war, campaignführen; to wage war against something (fig)gegen etw einen Feldzug führen

wage

[weɪdʒ]
1. n (often pl) → paga
a day's wages → un giorno di paga
she gets a good wage → è pagata bene
minimum wage → minimo salariale
2. vt (campaign) → intraprendere
to wage war → fare la guerra
3. adj (demand, negotiations) → salariale

wage1

(weidʒ) verb
to carry on or engage in (especially a war). The North waged war on/against the South.

wage2

(weidʒ) noun
(also ˈwages noun plural) a regular, usually weekly rather than monthly, payment for the work that one does. He spends all his wages on books; What is his weekly wage?
ˈwage-packet noun
1. the packet in which wages are paid. The cashier puts the workmen's money in wage-packets.
2. wages. Because of heavier taxation, my wage-packet has been getting smaller.

wage

أَجْر mzda løn Lohn ημερομίσθιο sueldo palkka salaire plaća stipendio 賃金 임금 arbeidsloon lønnsutbetaling zarobek salário зарплата lön ค่าจ้าง ücret tiền lương 工资
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