wage

wages, salary, stipend, fee, pay, hire, emolument can all mean the price paid a person for his labor or services.
Wage or Wages applies chiefly to an amount paid on a daily, hourly, or piecework basis and typically at weekly intervals for labor, especially labor that involves more physical than mental effort
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a gardener's wages

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a steel- worker's daily wage

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Salary and stipend both usually apply to compensation at a fixed, often annual, rate that is paid in regular (as weekly or monthly)
installments but stipend is more likely to apply to the compensation of a teacher, a clergyman, or a magistrate, or it may denote money received from a scholarship or a pension
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many a parson has brought up a family on a stipend of seventy pounds a year— Shaw

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Fee applies to the price usually in the form of a fixed charge, asked or paid for the service of a professional (as a physician, lawyer, musician, or artist)
when such service is requested or required
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pay the surgeon's fee for a major operation

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a lawyer's retaining fee

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a pianist's fee for a concert

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Pay can replace wages, salary, or stipend
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fired and told to draw his pay

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a teacher's pay

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even a preacher needs adequate pay

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and is the one of these four terms freely used in combination and attributively
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waiting for payday

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p«ycheck

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crumpled his empty pay envelope

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Hire, which basically denotes payment made for the temporary use of something (as the property or money of another), is occasionally and especially in legal use applied to compensation for labor or services and is then equivalent to wages or salary
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the laborer is worthy of his hireLk 10:7

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lends his pen for small hiresMeredith

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Emolument, usually in the plural, often means the financial reward of one's work or office
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the emoluments of a profession— Gibbon

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a worthier successor wears his dignity and pockets his emolumentsHawthorne

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or more specifically rewards and perquisites other than wages or salary
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emoluments of value, like pension and insurance benefits, which may accrue to employees— Boyce

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salary £550 with no emoluments—Farmer and Stock-Breeder

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Analogous words: remuneration, recompensing or recompense (see corresponding verbs at PAY)

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  • Wage [1] — Wage, Gerät zur Gewichtsbestimmung, die auf einer Vergleichung von Gewichten beruht (s. Gewicht, Gewichte, Gewichtsstücke). Man benutzt hierzu Hebelanordnungen (Hebelwagen) oder Federn (Federwagen). – Außerdem werden Wagen zum Messen von… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • wage — [weɪdʒ] noun [countable] also wages HUMAN RESOURCES money that someone earns according to the number of hours, days, or weeks that they work, especially money that is paid each week: • The average hourly wage in the industry is $8. • Workers were …   Financial and business terms

  • Wage — Wage, n. [OF. wage, gage, guarantee, engagement. See {Wage}, v. t. ] [1913 Webster] 1. That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage. [Obs.] That warlike wage. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. That for which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wage — Wage, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Waged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waging}.] [OE. wagen, OF. wagier, gagier, to pledge, promise, F. gager to wager, lay, bet, fr. LL. wadium a pledge; of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. wadi a pledge, gawadj[=o]n to pledge, akin to E …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wage — n 1: a payment usu. of money for labor or services usu. according to a contract and on an hourly, daily, or piecework basis often used in pl. 2 pl: the share of the national product attributable to labor as a factor in production Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • wage — wage, wages Wages is normally used in the plural (Their wages are still too low); an older singular construction survives only in the biblical line For the wages of sinne is death (Romans 6:23). But wage is also used (What sort of wage are you… …   Modern English usage

  • WAGE — can refer to: * Wage, a compensation workers receive in exchange for their labor * WAGE (AM), a radio station located in Leesburg, Virginia, United States * Wide Area GPS Enhancement …   Wikipedia

  • wage — wage; wage·less; wage·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • wage — [wāj] vt. waged, waging [ME wagen < NormFr wagier (OFr gagier) < wage (OFr gage), a stake, pledge < Frank * wadi, akin to Goth wadi, a pledge: for IE base see WED] 1. to engage in or carry on (a war, struggle, campaign, etc.) 2. [Dial.,… …   English World dictionary

  • Wage — Wage, v. i. To bind one s self; to engage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wage [2] — Wage. C. Schenck in Darmstadt hat die Zahl der Schwingungen untersucht, die der Wagebalken ausführt, bevor er zur Ruhe kommt. Diese Zahl hängt von dem Trägheitsradius, dieser wieder von der Gestalt des Wagebalkens ab. Schenck findet, daß bei… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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