Adjective "wage" definition and examples

(Wage may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/weɪdʒ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A fixed regular payment earned for work or services, typically paid on a daily or weekly basis.
  1. 'an income of less than half the average wage'
  2. 'My wife and I are in our late 20s and are earning below national average wages.'
  3. 'In just 5 years the wages and salaries earned by New Zealanders have increased by 32 percent.'
  4. 'But United pay his weekly wages so Keane is careful not to tread on the precious egos of anybody still at the club.'
  5. 'Careful tracking of the production of each worker was kept and served as the basis for wage payment.'
  6. 'Rises earlier this year in tax and national insurance mean that average take-home wages are falling.'
  7. 'Many of us earn an average wage and as things stand now would not be able to afford private health care.'
  8. 'I'm thinking it'll cost half my daily wages in cab fare, but it might just be worth it.'
  9. 'My entitlement is based on my earnings two years ago when I was earning a good wage.'
  10. 'Workers pay taxes on cash wages but not on fringe benefits like health insurance.'
  11. 'An average worker on a full-time wage is taxed less than in Australia, as a proportion of wages.'
  12. 'The only major item that is controlled in the Celtic tiger economy is wages.'
  13. 'disasters are the wages of sin'
  14. 'Call it the greenhouse effect or the wages of tampering too much with the environment.'
  15. 'Extensive lung damage resulting from inhalation of the deadly vapours were the wages of his diligence.'

verb

Carry on (a war or campaign)
  1. 'The last council became bigoted against cars and squandered vast amounts of council tax payer's money waging war on them.'
  2. 'John F. Kerry criticized Bush for failing to conduct adequate diplomacy before waging war on Iraq.'
  3. 'Campaigners have accused the company wanting to develop the site of waging a dirty tricks campaign.'
  4. 'I have no objection to the US waging a war, provided this country is not involved.'
  5. 'The insurgents are waging an armed struggle to replace the monarchy with a communist people's republic.'
  6. 'We believe, however, that waging a war will only make the likelihood of retaliation greater.'
  7. 'Most obviously, the battle for "hearts and minds" is largely waged with media imagery.'
  8. 'The Bush administration has waged a relentless lobbying effort in the past month.'
  9. 'Why is the Executive not waging war on underachievement among the underprivileged in our schools?'
  10. 'The real question is whether it can successfully wage a war of public opinion during and after the military conflict.'

More definitions

1. Often, wages. money that is paid or received for work or services, as by the hour, day, or week.Compare living wage, minimum wage.

2. Usually, wages. Economics. the share of the products of industry received by labor for its work (as distinct from the share going to capital).

3. Usually, wages. (used with a singular or plural verb) recompense or return: The wages of sin is death.

4. Obsolete. a pledge or security. verb (used with object), waged, waging.

5. to carry on

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be wage from zloties."

"inflations can be wage in/at/on percents."

"costs can be wage."

"benefits can be wage."

"policies can be wage."

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Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French, of Germanic origin; related to gage and wed.