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WAGES, n. plural in termination, but singular in signification.

1. Hire; reward; that which is paid or stipulated for services; but chiefly for services by manual labor, or for military and naval services. We speak of servants wages, a laborers wages, or soldiers wages; but we never apply the word to the rewards given to men in office, which are called fees or salary. The word is however sometimes applied to the compensation given to representatives in the legislature. [U. States]

Tell me, what shall thy wages be? Gen. 29.

Be content with your wages. Luke 3.

2. Reward; fruit; recompense; that which is given or received in return.

The wages of sin is death. Rom. 6.



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WAGES, n. plural in termination, but singular in signification.

1. Hire; reward; that which is paid or stipulated for services; but chiefly for services by manual labor, or for military and naval services. We speak of servants wages, a laborers wages, or soldiers wages; but we never apply the word to the rewards given to men in office, which are called fees or salary. The word is however sometimes applied to the compensation given to representatives in the legislature. [U. States]

Tell me, what shall thy wages be? Gen. 29.

Be content with your wages. Luke 3.

2. Reward; fruit; recompense; that which is given or received in return.

The wages of sin is death. Rom. 6.

WA'GES, n. [plural in termination, but singular in signification. Fr. gage, gages.]

  1. Hire; reward; that which is paid or stipulated for services, but chiefly for services by manual labor, or for military and naval services. We speak of servant's wages, a laborer's wages, or soldier's wages; but we never apply the word to the rewards given to men in office, which are called fees or salary. The word is however sometimes applied to the compensation given to representatives in the legislature. [United States.] Tell me, what shall thy wages be? – Gen. xxix. Be content with your wages. – Luke iii.
  2. Reward; fruit; recompense; that which is given or received in return. The wages of sin is death. – Rom. vi.

Wa"ges
  1. A compensation given to a hired person for services; price paid for labor; recompense; hire. See Wage, n., 2.

    The wages of sin is death. Rom. vi. 23.

    Wages fund (Polit. Econ.), the aggregate capital existing at any time in any country, which theoretically is unconditionally destined to be paid out in wages. It was formerly held, by Mill and other political economists, that the average rate of wages in any country at any time depended upon the relation of the wages fund to the number of laborers. This theory has been greatly modified by the discovery of other conditions affecting wages, which it does not take into account. Encyc. Brit.

    Syn. -- See under Wage, n.

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Wages

WAGES, noun plural in termination, but singular in signification.

1. Hire; reward; that which is paid or stipulated for services; but chiefly for services by manual labor, or for military and naval services. We speak of servants wages a laborers wages or soldiers wages; but we never apply the word to the rewards given to men in office, which are called fees or salary. The word is however sometimes applied to the compensation given to representatives in the legislature. [U. States]

Tell me, what shall thy wages be? Genesis 29:15.

Be content with your wages Luke 3:14.

2. Reward; fruit; recompense; that which is given or received in return.

The wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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