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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.


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