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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

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

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
Jean-Paul Sartre

One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
Douglas MacArthur

Anyone who's tried to pay a heating bill, fill a prescription, or simply buy groceries knows all too well that the current minimum wage does not cut the mustard.
Sherrod Brown

Positive rights are the right to shelter, the right to education, the right to health care, the right to a living wage. These things are - these are, I would call them, more properly, political rights rather than positive rights. And they are extremely tricky, because now we are dealing with things that are zero sum.
P. J. O'Rourke
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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

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