- 1A fixed regular payment, typically paid on a daily or weekly basis, made by an employer to an employee, especially to a manual or unskilled worker: we were struggling to get better wages Compare with salary.More example sentences
- That means a writer not only has to write, but crucially, have accepted, three plays a year just to earn the national average wage.
- They were weary of working twelve hour days, seven days a week for subsistence wages.
- This is already the case for ministers of state, who employ their drivers on a fixed wage.
- 1.1 (wages) Economics The part of total production that is the return to labor as earned income, as distinct from the remuneration received by capital as unearned income.More example sentences
- The only major item that is controlled in the Celtic tiger economy is wages.
- The wages share of national income down (and the profits took up most of the slack).
- Its flip side is the nation's income: wages and salaries, profits, interest and rent.
- 1.2The result or effect of doing something considered wrong or unwise: the wages of sin is deathMore example sentences
- It is because sin is universal, and death is the consequence or wages of sin.
- Call it the greenhouse effect or the wages of tampering too much with the environment.
- Extensive lung damage resulting from inhalation of the deadly vapours were the wages of his diligence.
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- Carry on (a war or campaign): it is necessary to destroy their capacity to wage warMore example sentences
- John F. Kerry criticized Bush for failing to conduct adequate diplomacy before waging war on Iraq.
- Why is the Executive not waging war on underachievement among the underprivileged in our schools?
- The last council became bigoted against cars and squandered vast amounts of council tax payer's money waging war on them.