wage

wage [wāj]
vt.
waged, waging [ME wagen < NormFr wagier (OFr gagier) < wage (OFr gage), a stake, pledge < Frank * wadi, akin to Goth wadi, a pledge: for IE base see WED]
1. to engage in or carry on (a war, struggle, campaign, etc.)
2. [Dial., Chiefly Brit.] to hire
n.
1. [often pl.] money paid to an employee for work done, and usually figured on an hourly, daily, or piecework basis
2. [usually pl.] what is given in return; recompense; requital: formerly the plural form was often construed as singular [The wages of sin is death]
3. [pl.] Econ. the share of the total product of industry that goes to labor, as distinguished from the share taken by capital
SYN.- WAGE (also often wages) applies to money paid an employee at relatively short intervals, often daily, or weekly, esp. for manual or physical labor; SALARY applies to fixed compensation usually paid at longer intervals, often monthly or semimonthly, esp. to clerical or professional workers; STIPEND is a somewhat lofty substitute for SALARY, or it is applied to a pension or similar fixed payment; FEE applies to the payment requested or given for professional services, as of a doctor, lawyer, artist, etc.; PAY1 is a general term equivalent to any of the preceding, but it is specifically used of compensation to members of the armed forces; EMOLUMENT is an elevated, now somewhat jocular, substitute for SALARY or wages

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  • Wage — Wage, n. [OF. wage, gage, guarantee, engagement. See {Wage}, v. t. ] [1913 Webster] 1. That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage. [Obs.] That warlike wage. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. That for which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wage — Wage, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Waged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waging}.] [OE. wagen, OF. wagier, gagier, to pledge, promise, F. gager to wager, lay, bet, fr. LL. wadium a pledge; of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. wadi a pledge, gawadj[=o]n to pledge, akin to E …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • wage — wage; wage·less; wage·less·ness; …   English syllables

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  • Wage [2] — Wage. C. Schenck in Darmstadt hat die Zahl der Schwingungen untersucht, die der Wagebalken ausführt, bevor er zur Ruhe kommt. Diese Zahl hängt von dem Trägheitsradius, dieser wieder von der Gestalt des Wagebalkens ab. Schenck findet, daß bei… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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