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Wage

Definition of wage:

part of speech: participle

Waging.

part of speech: verb

To carry on, as war.

part of speech: verb

To pledge: to engage in as if by pledge: to carry on, esp. of war: to venture.

part of speech: verb

To engage in, or carry on, as war.

part of speech: adverb

Usually.

part of speech: noun

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.

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