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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"
  2. as of wars, battles, or campaigns; " Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
  3. Usually.
  4. To pledge; to hazard on the event of a contest; to stake; to bet, to lay; to wager; as, to wage a dollar.
  5. To expose one's self to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard.
  6. To engage in, as a contest, as if by previous gage or pledge; to carry on, as a war.
  7. To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out.
  8. To put upon wages; to hire; to employ; to pay wages to.
  9. To give security for the performance of.
  10. To bind one's self; to engage.
  11. That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage.
  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.
  13. The remuneration paid or benefits granted to an employee.
  14. To engage in, or carry on, as war.
  15. Waged.
  16. Waging.
  17. To pledge: to engage in as if by pledge: to carry on, esp. of war: to venture.
  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.
  19. To carry on, as war.
  20. To engage in vigorously, as a conflict.
  21. Payment for service rendered; usually in the plural.
  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.
  23. Usually in the.
  24. To make or carry on, as war.
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Quotes of wage

  1. Do not mistake a crowd of big wage -earners for the leisure class. – Clive Bell
  2. Mr. Speaker, the time for an increase in the minimum wage has not just arrived; it is long overdue. – Sherwood Boehlert
  3. The national minimum wage has not been increased in 9 years. By year's end, 21 States across America will have a minimum wage exceeding the Federal minimum wage – Sherwood Boehlert
  4. The bottom line is that five million low -income Americans working full time for minimum wage deserve a raise. – Jim Clyburn
  5. Today, the Federal minimum wage purchases less than it has at any point in the last 50 years. Let me repeat: The Federal minimum wage purchases less than it has at any point in the last 50 years. – Alcee Hastings
  6. The minimum wage was due for an increase, but it was important that we offset its cost to small businesses. – J. D. Hayworth
  7. There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level- everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success. – Jim Hightower
  8. We should wage war not to win war, but to win peace. – Paul Hoffman
  9. In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization. – John L. Lewis
  10. Unionization, as opposed to communism, presupposes the relation of employment; it is based upon the wage system and it recognizes fully and unreservedly the institution of private property and the right to investment profit. – John L. Lewis
  11. It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40 -hour work week, the minimum wage family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle -class security all bear the union label. – Barack Obama
  12. In the 9th grade I began my first wage work for the West Side Drug store delivering prescriptions and sundries on my bicycle to customers who called in orders. – Vernon L. Smith
  13. One man's wage increase is another man's price increase. – Harold Wilson

Usage examples for wage

  1. Owing to the dangerous character of the occupation, a high wage and pension was offered as an inducement to join the service; at least, the wage and pension were considered very good at the time. – Looking Seaward Again by Walter Runciman
  2. We can imagine the silent troopers assembling in the market- place late in the evening, and then marching out twelve companies strong to wage an unequal contest against a large body of Royalists. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  3. Can we ever flatter ourselves that we shall wage a more successful war? – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  4. It was aimed at one of the strongest champions the wage worker has ever had; at one of the most faithful representatives of the system of public rights and representative government who has ever risen to public office. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. They seemed to lack individuality and forcefulness, these pallid, serious- faced regulars of the civilian army of wage getters. – Lost Farm Camp by Harry Herbert Knibbs
  6. As a vantage point from which to wage commercial and military aggression in the Far East, the Philippines may possess certain advantages. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing
  7. He was to wage no less courageous a battle at home, in the King's own capital. – Richard Carvel, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  8. The forest rangers also wage a warfare against insect pests. –  by
  9. That is well said, said Arthur, now have I a sword, now will I wage battle with him, and be avenged on him. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  10. They will tell you that all they ask is a living wage a chance to work, and the just recognition of their services by those who know and appreciate and understand. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  11. A day's wage was only 5 cents, so each family was required to pay an equivalent of twenty days' labor annually. – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  12. A man earning between three and four hundred a year should not claim Government help to breed children, when there are such numbers of people living on a much lower wage – Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Various Aspects of the Problem of Abortion in New Zealand by David G. McMillan Janet Fraser Sylvia G. Chapman Thomas F. Corkhill Tom L. Paget
  13. Hrothgar's grief was profound, for he had lost thirty of his dearly loved bodyguard, and he himself was too old to wage a conflict against the foe- a foe who repeated night by night his awful deeds, in spite of all that valour could do to save the Danes from his terrible enmity. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  14. 5103. Was that wage fixed at the commencement of the year or at settlement time? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  15. I began to get some understanding of the battle which it falls to the lot of some of us human beings to wage – Lifted Masks Stories by Susan Glaspell
  16. So now did I have two battles to wage one with Alex Goddard and one with her? – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  17. American wage workers work with their heads as well as their hands. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. I know the secretary of the Women's Wage Increase Committee does- but who else? – Non-combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay
  19. They cannot hope to wage successful war, but they may bring much suffering to others. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  20. You have had your full money value from me, fair work for fair wage – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford

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