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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wage mean? 

WAGE (noun)
  The noun WAGE has 1 sense:

1. something that remunerates

  Familiarity information: WAGE used as a noun is very rare.

WAGE (verb)
  The verb WAGE has 1 sense:

1. carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

  Familiarity information: WAGE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

WAGE (noun)

Sense 1wage [BACK TO TOP]


Something that remunerates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession


pay; remuneration; salary; wage; earnings

Context examples:

wages were paid by check / he wasted his pay on drink / they saved a quarter of all their earnings

Hypernyms ("wage" is a kind of...):

regular payment (a payment made at regular times)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wage"):

combat pay (extra pay for soldiers engaged in active combat)

take-home pay (what is left of your pay after deductions for taxes and dues and insurance etc)

strike pay (money paid to strikers from union funds)

sick pay (wages paid to an employee who is on sick leave)

pay envelope; pay packet (wages enclosed in an envelope for distribution to the wage earner)

minimum wage (the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay; determined by contract or by law)

merit pay (extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers))

living wage (a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably)

half-pay (reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time)

found (food and lodging provided in addition to money)

double time (a doubled wage (for working overtime))

Holonyms ("wage" is a part of...):

payroll; paysheet (a list of employees and their salaries)

WAGE (verb)

Sense 1wage [BACK TO TOP]


Carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


wage; engage

Context example:

Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe

Hypernyms (to "wage" is one way to...):

contend; fight; struggle (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wage"):

offer; provide; put up (mount or put up)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

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