Definition of 'wage'
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They claim they pay the minimum wage. The Sun (2016)Will employment and wages continue to support spending? Times, Sunday Times (2016)That happens either through lower wages and higher unemployment or higher inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is denying British people the right to earn a decent wage to support their families. The Sun (2016)He was speaking at a conference in London on waging war through advanced technology. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In an era of sharply higher inflation and sluggish wages, those price increases will go down like a lead balloon. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Meanwhile there was a strike at food delivery business Deliveroo last year when it tried to move its couriers from hourly wages. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Such views may promote wage or employment inequalities,' she says. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Average hourly wages climbed by 0.4 per cent, above forecasts. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Your employee is wrong when he says you cannot deduct the money from his wages. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Real wages end up too high and employment too low. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What is the basis for wage and hour claims? Christianity Today (2000)Wages may be the biggest problem when trying to keep stars. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That reduces the risk of big swings in relative prices and wages. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It could also lead to top teachers being offered big wages to work in the worst schools. The Sun (2012)The challenge instead is to amplify the minimum wage in smart new ways. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This brings the insecurity of little or no income until wages or benefits are paid. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most are daily wage workers with few assets in the villages to go back for. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The squeeze on real wages continues and the prospect of a sustained consumer revival remains stalled. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Young stars are apparently annoyed at what they see as low wages. The Sun (2015)The vast majority of our police officers do a tremendous job and deserve decent wages. The Sun (2011)This was not the way to wage war. Man of Honour (2007)Unions said members had been told there was not enough money to pay wages. The Sun (2006)But we have to pay our wages at the end of the month. The Sun (2010)The very ease with which remote war can be waged may make it more likely. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The deal also compels them to reach agreement with unions to cut wages in line with foreign rivals. The Sun (2008)This has enabled real average hourly wages of production workers to increase 2.2%. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The average gross wage in this country is 26,000. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A number have taken to waging campaigns of harassment against individuals. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You can wage a campaign or opt for instant action, which is more enjoyable for the casual player. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Suppose that hourly wage offers for plumbers are distributed uniformly between $15 and $30. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)
Synonyms of 'wage'
rewards, returns, deserts, retribution
Trends of 'wage'
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Translations for 'wage'
British English: wage /weɪdʒ/ NOUN
Someone's wages are the amount of money that is regularly paid to them for the work that they do.
His wages have gone up.
- American English: wage
- Arabic: أَجْر
- Brazilian Portuguese: salário
- Chinese: 工资
- Croatian: plaća
- Czech: mzda
- Danish: løn
- Dutch: arbeidsloon
- European Spanish: sueldo
- Finnish: palkka yl. päivä- tai viikkopalkka
- French: salaire
- German: Lohn Gehalt
- Greek: ημερομίσθιο
- Italian: stipendio
- Japanese: 賃金
- Korean: 임금
- Norwegian: lønnsutbetaling
- Polish: zarobek
- European Portuguese: salário
- Romanian: salariu
- Russian: зарплата
- Spanish: sueldo
- Swedish: lön
- Thai: ค่าจ้าง
- Turkish: ücret
- Ukrainian: заробітна плата
- Vietnamese: tiền lương
British English: wage VERB
If a person, group, or country wages a campaign or a war, they start it and continue it over a period of time.
...the three factions that had been waging a civil war.
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