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sal·a·ry

 (săl′ə-rē, săl′rē)
n. pl. sal·a·ries
Fixed compensation for services, paid to a person on a regular basis.

[Middle English salarie, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin salārium, money given to Roman soldiers to buy salt, from neuter of salārius, pertaining to salt, from sāl, salt; see sal- in Indo-European roots.]

sal′a·ried adj.
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salary

(ˈsælərɪ)
n, pl -ries
a fixed regular payment made by an employer, often monthly, for professional or office work as opposed to manual work. Compare wage1
vb, -ries, -rying or -ried
(tr) to pay a salary to
[C14: from Anglo-Norman salarie, from Latin salārium the sum given to Roman soldiers to buy salt, from sal salt]
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sal•a•ry

(ˈsæl ə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
a fixed compensation paid periodically to a person for regular work or services.
[1350–1400; Middle English salarie < Anglo-French < Latin salārium soldier or official's salary, presumably orig. money for salt = sal-, s. of sāl salt + -ārium -ary]
sal′a•ry•less, adj.
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salary

wages

Salary and wages are both used to refer to the money paid to someone regularly for the work they do.

1. 'salary'

Professional people such as teachers are usually paid a salary. Their salary is the total amount of money that they are paid each year, although this is paid in twelve parts, one each month.

She earns a high salary as an accountant.
My salary is paid into my bank account at the end of the month.
2. 'wages'

If someone gets money each week for the work they do, you refer to this money as their wages.

On Friday afternoon the men are paid their wages.
He was working shifts at the factory and earning good wages.
3. 'wage'

You can refer in a general way to the amount that someone earns as a wage.

It is hard to bring up children on a low wage.
The government introduced a legal minimum wage.

You can also talk about someone's hourly, weekly, or monthly wage to mean the money that they earn each hour, week, or month.

Her hourly wage had gone up from £5.10 to £5.70.
The suit cost £40, more than twice the average weekly wage at that time.
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salary


Past participle: salaried
Gerund: salarying

Imperative
salary
salary
Present
I salary
you salary
he/she/it salaries
we salary
you salary
they salary
Preterite
I salaried
you salaried
he/she/it salaried
we salaried
you salaried
they salaried
Present Continuous
I am salarying
you are salarying
he/she/it is salarying
we are salarying
you are salarying
they are salarying
Present Perfect
I have salaried
you have salaried
he/she/it has salaried
we have salaried
you have salaried
they have salaried
Past Continuous
I was salarying
you were salarying
he/she/it was salarying
we were salarying
you were salarying
they were salarying
Past Perfect
I had salaried
you had salaried
he/she/it had salaried
we had salaried
you had salaried
they had salaried
Future
I will salary
you will salary
he/she/it will salary
we will salary
you will salary
they will salary
Future Perfect
I will have salaried
you will have salaried
he/she/it will have salaried
we will have salaried
you will have salaried
they will have salaried
Future Continuous
I will be salarying
you will be salarying
he/she/it will be salarying
we will be salarying
you will be salarying
they will be salarying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been salarying
you have been salarying
he/she/it has been salarying
we have been salarying
you have been salarying
they have been salarying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been salarying
you will have been salarying
he/she/it will have been salarying
we will have been salarying
you will have been salarying
they will have been salarying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been salarying
you had been salarying
he/she/it had been salarying
we had been salarying
you had been salarying
they had been salarying
Conditional
I would salary
you would salary
he/she/it would salary
we would salary
you would salary
they would salary
Past Conditional
I would have salaried
you would have salaried
he/she/it would have salaried
we would have salaried
you would have salaried
they would have salaried
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salary - something that remuneratessalary - 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

salary

noun pay, income, wage, fee, payment, wages, earnings, allowance, remuneration, recompense, stipend, emolument The lawyer was paid a huge salary.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

salary

noun
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Translations
راتِبراتب
plat
løn=-løn
palkka
plaća
fizetés
launföst launkaup
給料
월급
alga
alga
salariu
plat
plača
lön
เงินเดือน
lương

salary

[ˈsælərɪ]
A. Nsalario m, sueldo m
"salary negotiable""salario or sueldo a convenir"
B. CPD salary bracket Ncategoría f salarial
salary earner Nasalariado/a m/f
salary package Npaquete m salarial
salary range Ngama f de salarios
salary review Nrevisión f de sueldos
salary scale Nescala f salarial
salary structure Nestructuración f salarial
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

salary

[ˈsæləri] nsalaire m, traitement msalary range néventail m des salairessalary scale néchelle f des salaires
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

salary

nGehalt nt; he earns a good salaryer hat ein gutes Gehalt; what is his salary?wie hoch ist sein Gehalt?

salary

:
salary account
nGehaltskonto nt
salary earner
nGehaltsempfänger(in) m(f)
salary increase
salary package
nGehalt nt (einschließlich Sonderleistungen), → Gehaltspaket nt
salary range
nGehaltsrahmen m, → Gehaltsspanne f
salary scale
nGehaltsskala f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

salary

[ˈsælərɪ] nstipendio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

salary

(ˈsӕləri) plural ˈsalaries noun
a fixed, regular usually monthly payment for work. Secretarial salaries in London are quite high.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

salary

راتِب plat løn Gehalt μισθός salario palkka salaire plaća stipendio 給料 월급 salaris lønn pensja salário зарплата lön เงินเดือน maaş lương 工资
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

salary

n. sueldo, salario.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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