Definition of Wages

1. Noun. A recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing. "Virtue is its own reward"

Exact synonyms: Payoff, Reward
Generic synonyms: Aftermath, Consequence
Derivative terms: Reward, Reward



Definition of Wages

1. n. plural A compensation given to a hired person for services; price paid for labor; recompense; hire. See Wage, n., 2.

2. n. pl. The share of the annual product or national dividend which goes as a reward to labor, as distinct from the remuneration received by capital in its various forms. This economic or technical sense of the word wages is broader than the current sense, and includes not only amounts actually paid to laborers, but the remuneration obtained by those who sell the products of their own work, and the wages of superintendence or management, which are earned by skill in directing the work of others.

3. n. plural A compensation given to a hired person for services; price paid for labor; recompense; hire. See Wage, n., 2.

4. n. pl. The share of the annual product or national dividend which goes as a reward to labor, as distinct from the remuneration received by capital in its various forms. This economic or technical sense of the word wages is broader than the current sense, and includes not only amounts actually paid to laborers, but the remuneration obtained by those who sell the products of their own work, and the wages of superintendence or management, which are earned by skill in directing the work of others.

Definition of Wages

1. Noun. (plural of wage) ¹

2. Noun. (context: plural) one's total income for a time period ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of wage) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wages

1. wage [v] - See also: wage

Lexicographical Neighbors of Wages

wage slaves
waged
wagel
wageless
wagelessness
wagemen
wagenboom
wagenbooms
wager
wagerable
wagered
wagerer
wagerers
wagering
wagers
wages (current term)
wageworker
wageworkers
wagge
wagged
waggel
waggels
wagger
wagger-pagger-bagger
waggeries
waggers
waggery
waggie
waggier
waggies

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