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Definition of Wage

Wage

  1. To pledge; to hazard on the event of a contest; to stake; to bet, to lay; to wager; as, to wage a dollar.
  2. To expose one's self to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard.
  3. To engage in, as a contest, as if by previous gage or pledge; to carry on, as a war.
  4. To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out.
  5. To put upon wages; to hire; to employ; to pay wages to.
  6. To give security for the performance of.
  7. To bind one's self; to engage.
  8. That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage.
  9. That for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; -- at present generally used in the plural. See Wages.

Wage Quotations

No person can maximize the American Dream on the minimum wage.
Benjamin Todd Jealous

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
Barack Obama

No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage. In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty.
Jon Corzine

Most arguments for instituting or raising a minimum wage are based on fairness and redistribution. Even if workers are getting a competitive wage, many of us are deeply disturbed that some hard-working families still have very little.
Christina Romer

I thought in this country, the best social program was a job. Yet minimum wage jobs aren't paying enough to keep families out of poverty.
Barbara Mikulski
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Wage Translations

wage in Afrikaans is salaris
wage in Dutch is gage, salaris, bezoldiging, loon
wage in Finnish is palkka
wage in French is appointements, salaire
wage in German is Lohn
wage in Italian is stipendio
wage in Spanish is salario, sueldo, jornal