IPA: wˈeɪdʒ


  • (often in plural) An amount of money paid to a worker for a specified quantity of work, usually calculated on an hourly basis and expressed in an amount of money per hour.


  • (transitive, obsolete) To wager, bet.
  • (transitive, obsolete) To expose oneself to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard.
  • (transitive, obsolete) To employ for wages; to hire.
  • (transitive) To conduct or carry out (a war or other contest).
  • (transitive) To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out.
  • (obsolete, law, UK) To give security for the performance of

Examples of "wage" in Sentences

  • The man's wage is measly.
  • The company paid the wages in 1994.
  • The note is about the minimum wage.
  • The low wage is the cause of the poverty.
  • Difficulties arose in the payment of wages.
  • The benefits of speed outweigh the cost in higher wages.
  • An example of disequilibrium is the case of the minimum wage.
  • The advantage to the employer is low cost of paying wages and efficiency.
  • Wages is the cost of the daily maintenance and refreshment of the laborer.
  • Another method is to adjust for local costs of wages to lawyers and paralegals.

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