Definition of wage :
1. That for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; - at present generally used in the plural. See Wages.
2. That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage.
3. To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out.
4. To bind one's self; to engage.
5. To engage in, as a contest, as if by previous gage or pledge; to carry on, as a war.
6. To expose one's self to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard.
7. To give security for the performance of.
8. To pledge; to hazard on the event of a contest; to stake; to bet, to lay; to wager; as, to wage a dollar.
9. To put upon wages; to hire; to employ; to pay wages to.
net income, prosecute, plight, comeuppance, lucre, engross, rent, hire, enlist, carry out, net profit, mesh, charter, desert, conduct, do, occupy, take, absorb, operate, affiance, guerdon, due, lump, recompense, profits, carry on, lease, pay, engage, employ, lock, pursue, emolument, betroth
payment (part of speech: noun)
reward (part of speech: noun)
atonement, consideration, compensation, lure, award, allowance, gratuity, wages, payment, incentive, prize, treat, carrot, honorarium, bonus, enticement, sweepstakes, inducement, stipend, bounty, reward, allotment, plum, stimulation, temptation, tribute, tip, amends, remuneration, sweetener, gift, grant
receipt (part of speech: noun)
- One man can do and often does the work of two or three men, and does it better; yet he must labor for the same common wage. - "Rural Life and the Rural School", Joseph Kennedy.
- What they hoped to gain, I do not know- a living wage, perhaps, since that is what labour needs most in Ireland- and what it has not yet won! - "The Charm of Ireland", Burton Egbert Stevenson.
- On the contrary, never before has the average man, the wage worker, the farmer, the small trader, been so well off as in this country at the present time. - "Contemporary American History, 1877-1913", Charles A. Beard.