verb (used with object), waged, wag·ing.
- to stake or wager.
- to pledge.
verb (used without object), waged, wag·ing.
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Origin of wage
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OTHER WORDS FROM wagewageless, adjectivewage·less·ness, nounun·der·wage, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wagesalary, wages
Example sentences from the Web for wage
As productivity has increased, pay has stayed very low, and again, our federal minimum wage is well below where it would have been if it kept up with inflation and very far where it would have been if it kept up with productivity growth.Walmart and McDonald’s have the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, new study shows|Eli Rosenberg|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
The first huge decoupling was between productivity and workers’ wages, where productivity continued to go up, but wages remained flat.Capitalism must be saved by capitalists, argue these pioneering ESG investors|kdunn6|November 15, 2020|Fortune
Lawsuit alleges wage theft by Mike Isabella at one of his shuttered restaurantsThe McPlant is coming. McDonald’s won’t name its supplier, but all signs point to Beyond Meat.|Tim Carman|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
The group previously called Prop 22 a “corporate power grab,” keeping workers from health care, fair wages, and workers compensation.Uber, Lyft, and gig companies win big after Prop 22 passes in California|Danielle Abril|November 4, 2020|Fortune
While advocates have argued that the higher minimum wage would lift hundreds of thousands of Floridians out of poverty and allow them to pump more money into the economy, industry groups vociferously opposed the wage hike.
Indeed, more than 55,000 Pakistani troops are in Baluchistan waging a war of their own.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
MIAMI — Fidel Castro seized power in January 1959 after waging a guerilla war against then-dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Attkisson, meanwhile, has been fighting the same uphill battle that other investigative reporters are waging.Was Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Too Right-Wing for CBS?|Lloyd Grove|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hoge joined in, waging a proxy battle against a liberal blogger who accused Walker et al. of being scammers.
A nation that not 20 years ago was struggling with malnutrition, Brazil is now waging an all-too-familiar battle of the bulge.Meet the Chef Fighting to Ensure That Brazilians Will Never Be as Fat as Americans|Brandon Presser|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Republicans not only had forsaken the women but were waging open war upon them.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
And he is walking on an old battlefield, reviewing old victories, not knowing that another contest is waging further on.In Our Town|William Allen White
The man gave her no opportunity, so indomitably was he waging his campaign to have her go.The Tyranny of Weakness|Charles Neville Buck
It is an animal of vast size and strength; often waging war with the lion, and frequently with man himself.Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found|Mayne Reid
Whoever can feel the spirit of that cry of satisfaction needs not to be told how just and necessary was the war we were waging.War's Brighter Side|Julian Ralph.
British Dictionary definitions for wage
- (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