Associations to the word «Wage»


WAGE, noun. An amount of money paid to a worker for a specified quantity of work, usually expressed on an hourly basis.
WAGE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To wager, bet.
WAGE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To expose oneself to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard.
WAGE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To employ for wages; to hire.
WAGE, verb. (transitive) To conduct or carry out (a war or other contest).
WAGE, verb. (transitive) To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out.
WAGE, verb. (obsolete) (legal) (UK) To give security for the performance of.
WAGE EARNER, noun. Someone who works for wages, especially if that wage supports a household
WAGE EARNERS, noun. Plural of wage earner
WAGE SCALE, noun. (business) (labor relations) A system of remuneration for workers which specifies levels of payment based on set criteria, such as the skill levels of the various jobs or the number of years of experience possessed by workers.
WAGE SLAVE, noun. Someone who feels compelled to work in return for wages in order to survive
WAGE SLAVERY, noun. (pejorative) Employment with an very low income or dependence on wages for survival.
WAGE SLAVES, noun. Plural of wage slave
WAGE THEFT, noun. The illegal withholding of wages or denial of benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee.

Dictionary definition

WAGE, noun. Something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings".
WAGE, verb. Carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe".

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