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wage - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'wage' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Wage [ v. i.]
- To bind one's self; to engage.
2 . Wage [ v. t.]
- To pledge; to hazard on the event of a contest; to stake; to bet, to lay; to wager; as, to wage a dollar.
- To expose one's self to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard.
- To engage in, as a contest, as if by previous gage or pledge; to carry on, as a war.
- To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out.
- To put upon wages; to hire; to employ; to pay wages to.
- To give security for the performance of.
- That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage.
- That for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; -- at present generally used in the plural. See Wages.

Meaning of 'wage' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . wage [ n]
Meaning (1):
- something that remunerates
Example in sentence:
  • he wasted his pay on drink;
  • they saved a quarter of all their earnings;
  • wages were paid by check
2 . wage [ v]
Meaning (2):
- carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
Example in sentence:
  • Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe