verb (used with object), waged, wag·ing.
- to stake or wager.
- to pledge.
verb (used without object), waged, wag·ing.
Origin of wage
Related formswage·less, adjectivewage·less·ness, nounun·der·wage, noun
Can be confusedsalary wages
Examples from the Web for waged
For three decades, ‘Puck’ waged war on all things holy—politicians, social mores, and the news.
Indeed, the Emiratis waged a secret bombing campaign in Libya, flying out of air bases in Egypt.Obama’s Arab Backers May Draw the U.S. Deep Into the Mideast Quagmire|Jamie Dettmer|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Israelis have also waged a psy-war on Hamas, albeit more informal and spontaneous.Israel, Hamas, WhatsApp and Hacked Phones in the Gaza Psy-War|Itay Hod|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In late 2008 and 2009, Israel waged a three-week invasion of Gaza, in which 13 Israelis and more than 1,400 Gazans died.
On the street is, in fact, is where Linton waged his most public act of war on Uber.
But I am sure that this campaign will be waged upon a plan altogether above personal consideration.Speeches of Benjamin Harrison|Benjamin Harrison
A successful campaign had been waged against a mountain people.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
Wars more or less fierce were waged before nations were civilized.Beacon Lights of History, Volume III|John Lord
He waged war against the Gandhari of the hills for three years, and was slain in battle by their rajah.Indian Myth and Legend|Donald Alexander Mackenzie
Arjun swept like sweeping whirlwind, all resistless in his force, Sought no foe and waged no combat, held his ever onward course!Maha-bharata|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for waged
- (often plural) payment in return for work or services, esp that made to workmen on a daily, hourly, weekly, or piece-work basisCompare salary
- (as modifier)wage freeze