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"wage" in British English

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wagenoun [S]

uk   /weɪdʒ/  us   /weɪdʒ/ (also wages [plural])

wageverb [T]

uk   /weɪdʒ/  us   /weɪdʒ/ formal
(Definition of wage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wage" in American English

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wagenoun [U]

 us   /weɪdʒ/
  • wage noun [U] (MONEY)

an amount of money that is paid to an employee, esp. for each hour worked: an hourly wage

wageverb [T]

 us   /weɪdʒ/
  • wage verb [T] (FIGHT)

to begin and continue a war, a fight, or a plan to achieve something: A desperate medical battle is being waged against the virus.
(Definition of wage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wage" in Business English

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wagenoun [S]

uk   us   /weɪdʒ/ (also wages [plural]) HR, WORKPLACE
an amount of money that is paid, usually every week, to an employee for their work: a daily/hourly/weekly wage This deal represents an hourly wage rate of $9.83.a high/low wage We pay the highest wages of any theatrical employer in the world.earn/get a wage Some college education is required to earn a decent wage in the United States.a wage cut/increase/rise The employees accepted a 4% wage rise. If you are a good employer, you will pay a fair wage. His 15 stores employ 200 workers at an average wage of $7.40 an hour.fair/good/low wages They provided fair wages and steady jobs.
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