- Wage is money paid to a worker for work performed, or the price you pay for doing something wrong or unwise.
- If you make $10 per hour at work, this is an example of your wage.
- If the consequences of a lie is punishment, this is an example of a time when the wages of lies are punishment.
- To wage is to conduct or carry on a campaign against something.
When you campaign against higher taxes, this is an example of a time when you wage a campaign against taxation.
This time sheet is used to calculate wages.
wage definition by Webster's New World
- to engage in or carry on (a war, struggle, campaign, etc.)
- Chiefly Brit., Dialectal to hire
Origin: Middle English wagen ; from Norman French wagier (OFr gagier) ; from wage (OFr gage), a stake, pledge ; from Frankish an unverified form wadi, akin to Gothic wadi, a pledge: for Indo-European base see wed
- money paid to an employee for work done, and usually figured on an hourly, daily, or piecework basis
- what is given in return; recompense; requital: formerly the plural form was often construed as singular: “The wages of sin is death”
- Econ. the share of the total product of industry that goes to labor, as distinguished from the share taken by capital
wage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Payment for labor or services to a worker, especially remuneration on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis or by the piece.
- wages Economics The portion of the national product that represents the aggregate paid for all contributing labor and services as distinguished from the portion retained by management or reinvested in capital goods.
- A fitting return; a recompense. Often used in the plural with a singular or plural verb: the wages of sin.
Origin: Middle English, from Old North French, of Germanic origin.
wage - Business Definition
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