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Definition of "wages" []

  • Plural form of wage. (noun)
  • One's total income for a time period (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wage. (verb)

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Use "wages" in a sentence
  • "Now, in the famine time, the labourer, as a rule, could not obtain money wages for the cultivation of the soil -- a fact well known to the Government; so that _money wages_ of almost any amount must withdraw him from agriculture, from the absolute necessity he was under of warding off immediate starvation."
  • "Based on their philosophy of "personal responsibility" they argue that the "gender gap" in wages is due to women preferring flexible work schedules and shorter working hours, and, since women clearly aren't setting money as their highest priority, that's not a problem (and traditional marriage is the solution to any worries about financial insecurity, anyway)."
  • "As to the argument far above (and unrelated to most of this thread) that the gender gap in wages is just five percent, well, that’s rubbish."