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1. That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage. That warlike wage.

2. That for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; at present generally used in the plural. See Wages. My day's wage. . At least I earned my wage. . Pay them a wage in advance. . The wages of virtue. . By Tom thumb, a fairy page, He sent it, and doth him engage, By promise of a mighty wage, It secretly to carry. (Drayton) Our praises are our wages. (Shak) Existing legislation on the subject of wages. (Encyc. Brit)

Wage is used adjectively and as the first part of compounds which are usually self-explaining; as, wage worker, or wage-worker; wage-earner, etc. Board wages. See 1st Board.

Synonym: hire, reward, stipend, salary, allowance, pay, compensation, remuneration, fruit.

Origin: OF. Wage, gage, guarantee, engagement. See Wage.

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A question from Cloning

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