wages

noun
a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing (Freq. 2)
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the wages of sin is death

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virtue is its own reward

Syn: ↑reward, ↑payoff
Derivationally related forms: ↑reward (for: ↑reward)
Hypernyms: ↑consequence, ↑aftermath

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present third singular of wage
plural of wage

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wages, etc noun
Income, wages, etc measured in terms of their actual purchasing power
real

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Salary and wages are both used to refer to the money paid to someone regularly for the work they do.
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'salary'
Professional people such as teachers are usually paid a salary. Their salary is the amount of money which they are paid each year, although they actually get a certain amount each month.

She earns a high salary as an accountant.

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'wages'
If someone gets money each week for the work they do, you refer to this money as their wages.

His wages had been reduced to seventy pounds a week.

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'wage'
You can refer in a general way to the amount that someone earns as a wage.

...the problems of bringing up children on a low wage.

They're campaigning for a legal minimum wage.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wages — index compensation, earnings, income, pay, payroll, revenue Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • wages — 1》 a fixed regular payment for work, typically paid on a daily or weekly basis. → wage wages Economics the part of total production that is the return to labour as earned income as distinct from the remuneration received by capital as unearned… …   English new terms dictionary

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  • wages — A compensation given to a hired person for his or her services. Compensation of employees based on time worked or output of production. Every form of remuneration payable for a given period to an individual for personal services, including… …   Black's law dictionary

  • wages — wage, wages Wages is normally used in the plural (Their wages are still too low); an older singular construction survives only in the biblical line For the wages of sinne is death (Romans 6:23). But wage is also used (What sort of wage are you… …   Modern English usage

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