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English definition of “wage”


noun [S]     /weɪdʒ/ (also wages [plural])
B1 a fixed amount of money that is paid , usually every week , to an employee , especially one who does work that needs physical skills or strength , rather than a job needing a college education : a very low /high wage an hourly / daily / weekly / annual wage He gets/ earns /is paid a good wage, because he works for a fair employer . The smaller shops pay very low wages. → Compare income, salaryEarning money and money earned
(Definition of wage noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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