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The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to conform to the true standard of wages, the final productivity of social labor. It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element, with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system.
John Bates Clark

Meaning of "wages" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WAGES

wages  [ˈweɪdʒɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WAGES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wages is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WAGES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wage

A wage is monetary compensation paid by an employer to an employee in exchange for work done. Payment may be calculated as a fixed amount for each task completed, or at an hourly or daily rate, or based on an easily measured quantity of work done. Payment by wage contrasts with salaried work, in which the employer pays an arranged amount at steady intervals regardless of hours worked, with commission which conditions pay on individual performance, and with compensation based on the performance of the company as a whole. Waged employees may also receive tips or gratuity paid directly by clients and employee benefits which are non-monetary forms of compensation. Since wage labour is the predominant form of work, the term "wage" sometimes refers to all forms of employee compensation.

Definition of wages in the English dictionary

The first definition of wages in the dictionary is payment in return for work or services, esp that made to workmen on a daily, hourly, weekly, or piece-work basis. Other definition of wages is the portion of the national income accruing to labour as earned income, as contrasted with the unearned income accruing to capital in the form of rent, interest, and dividends. Wages is also recompense, return, or yieldthe wages of sin punishment for doing something bad.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WAGES


Bridges
ˈbrɪdʒɪz
damages
ˈdæmɪdʒɪz
energies
ˈɛnədʒɪz
etymologies
ˌetɪˈmɒlədʒɪz
eulogies
ˈjuːlədʒɪz
gizz
dʒɪz
ideologies
ˌaɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪz
jiz
dʒɪz
jizz
dʒɪz
Judges
ˈdʒʌdʒɪz
mythologies
mɪˈθɒlədʒɪz
ologies
ˈɒlədʒɪz
pathologies
pəˈθɒlədʒɪz
psychologies
saɪˈkɒlədʒɪz
ravages
ˈrævɪdʒɪz
theologies
θɪˈɒlədʒɪz
veggies
ˈvɛdʒɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WAGES

wage spread
wage worker
wage-price spiral
wage-push inflation
waged
wageless
wagelessness
wagenboom
wager
wager of battle
wager of law
wagerer
wages bill
wages claim
wages clerk
wages council
wages freeze
wages policy
wages settlement
wages slip

WORDS THAT END LIKE WAGES

breakages
by easy stages
circumambages
Commissioner of Official Languages
compages
enfants sauvages
exemplary damages
hedonic damages
incidental damages
law of averages
modern languages
money wages
nominal wages
nonmonetary advantages
punitive damages
real wages
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Synonyms and antonyms of wages in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WAGES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wages» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wages

Translation of «wages» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WAGES

Find out the translation of wages to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wages from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wages» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

工资
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

salarios
570 millions of speakers

English

wages
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मजदूरी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأجور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

заработная плата
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

salários
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মজুরি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

salaires
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gaji
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lohn
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

賃金
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

임금
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Upah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiền lương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஊதியங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेतन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ücret
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

salari
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

płace
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заробітна плата
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

salarii
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μισθούς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lone
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

löner
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lønn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wages

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WAGES»

The term «wages» is very widely used and occupies the 14.433 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WAGES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wages

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10 QUOTES WITH «WAGES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wages.
1
Susan B. Anthony
White men have always controlled their wives' wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages.
2
Tim Bishop
In addition to joblessness, of course, by the working of supply and demand, when you have a larger number of people unemployed, wages do not rise at the normal level, so that we had last year a drop in real wages.
3
Peter Bofinger
I don't expect to get a standing ovation from businessmen when I call for higher wages.
4
Robert Bosch
I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.
5
Mo Brooks
We used to have food picked and used to have houses built and we used to have chicken properly processed and it was Americans that did it. If we are going to continue to utilize those goods, then what's going to have to happen is that the employers are going to have to elevate the wages in order to attract American workers to do those jobs.
6
Karel Capek
Socialism is good when it comes to wages, but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions in life that are more private and painful, for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
7
John Bates Clark
The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to conform to the true standard of wages, the final productivity of social labor. It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element, with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system.
8
Kresley Cole
If I could sum up 'Shadow's Claim' in six words: cage fights with hot alpha males. Seriously, though, while the fights are the backdrop for Trehan and Bettina's love story, the main emphasis is on how Trehan - a pitiless master assassin - wages the ultimate battle to win her heart.
9
Rosa DeLauro
President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts.
10
Laurent Fabius
The demographic weight of countries such as China and India exercise a massive pressure on our wages and salaries. They have accomplished massive technological advances and the revolution in information technology has reduced the costs of transport.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WAGES»

Discover the use of wages in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wages and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American ...
In an Afterword to this second edition, Roediger discusses recent studies of whiteness and the changing face of labor itself--then surveys criticism of his work. He accepts the views of some critics but challenges others.
David R. Roediger, 1999
2
Minimum Wages
A comprehensive review of evidence on the effect of minimum wages on employment,skills, wage and income distributions, and longer-term labor market outcomes concludes that theminimum wage is not a good policy tool.
David Neumark, William L. Wascher, 2008
3
Wages of Crime: Black Markets, Illegal Finance, and the ...
Wages of Crime takes the reader into the shadowy underworld of modern criminal business—arms trafficking, gold smuggling, money laundering, and terrorist financing.
R. T. Naylor, 2004
4
Gender, Work and Wages in Industrial Revolution Britain
These differences are usually attributed to custom but Joyce Burnette here demonstrates instead that gender differences in occupations and wages were instead largely driven by market forces.
Joyce Burnette, 2008
5
The Wages of Impunity: Power, Justice, and Human Rights
Reiterating the indispensability of fundamental rights, the essays focus on aspects such as secularism, socialism, and the right to life, liberty, free speech and association.
K. G. Kannabiran, 2004
6
Experiencing Wages: Social and Cultural Aspects of Wage ...
Covering a wide geographical area, ranging from Spain to Finland, and time span, ranging from the sixteenth century to the 1930s, this volume offers fresh perspectives on key areas in social and economic history such as the relationship ...
Peter Scholliers, L. D. Schwarz, 2003
7
Wages of Violence: Naming and Identity in Postcolonial Bombay
"This book is valuable and important: it contains large amounts of original data, intelligently analyzed and interpreted. Thomas Hansen probably has a better understanding of modern, plebian Mumbai and the Shiv Sena than any other scholar.
Thomas Blom Hansen, 2001
8
The Wages of Sin: Sex and Disease, Past and Present
From leprosy to AIDS, "The Wages of Sin" offers a remarkable history of this perception, and explains how these ancient views continue to shape contemporary life and public policy.
Peter L. Allen, 2002
9
The Wages of Wins: Taking Measure of the Many Myths in ...
"When I read the book, I was impressed by the amount of effort that went into compiling the reams of data that underlie the work.
David J. Berri, Martin B. Schmidt, Stacey L. Brook, 2007
10
The Wages of Sin: Censorship and the Fallen Woman Film, ...
The story of the fallen woman was a staple of film melodrama in the late 1920s and 1930s.
Lea Jacobs, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WAGES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wages is used in the context of the following news items.
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American Employers Hiring More Workers Even as Pay Stagnates
The U.S. labor market took one step forward and one back in June as job creation advanced while wages stagnated and the size of the labor force receded. «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
2
US job growth accelerated in May as wages rose
US job growth accelerated sharply in May and wages picked up, signs of momentum in the economy that could put a September interest rate hike from the ... «RTE.ie, Jun 15»
3
Wal-Mart to raise wages for 100000 US workers in some departments
Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said it would raise minimum wages for over 100,000 U.S. employees including some department managers and deli workers, its ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
4
WAGES REVEALED: What Chelsea, Man United, Liverpool and …
United's wage bill for last season was £215.8m - the biggest in English football - but in the first six months of this season dropped by six per cent, mainly as a ... «Daily Star, Apr 15»
5
Labour Wages $15-an-Hour Campaign across Canada
Deanna Ogle, an organizer with the Living Wage for Families Campaign, hands out pamphlets outside a McDonald's in downtown Vancouver, joining a ... «TheTyee.ca, Apr 15»
6
Why Corporate America Is Finally Raising Wages
Some of the country's biggest employers are finally raising wages amid mounting pressure from protesters and a hardier job market. McDonald's on Wednesday ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
7
Seattle workers, restaurants get ready for 'new world' of wages
Seattle will become a testing ground for minimum-wage ordinances, as employers gauge how business models might change, workers assess whether the pay ... «The Seattle Times, Mar 15»
8
UAW delegates urge elimination of two-tier wages
UAW delegates attending a bargaining convention in Detroit made it clear Tuesday that they want the elimination of the two-tier wage structure as well as wage ... «Detroit Free Press, Mar 15»
9
Obama Plans to Boost American Wages With Tech Training
The unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since President Obama first took office, but American wages remain stagnant. Despite an average of 200,000 jobs ... «TechCrunch, Mar 15»
10
TJ Maxx raises wages, following Wal-Mart's lead
TJX TJX 2.36% , owner of the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls discount chains, said on Wednesday it would raise its minimum wage to $9 an hour in June and to $10 ... «Fortune, Feb 15»

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