wage

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wage is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
wage

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Singular
wage

Plural
wages

  1. (countable); (often plural) Wages is the money a person is paid for doing their job.
    Only 6 percent of the wage earners in this country earn more than $ 100,000.
    They are working for minimum wage or $5 an hour.
    The workers were demanding higher wages.
    The average hourly wage rose only 2.8% last year.

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Plain form
wage

Third-person singular
wages

Past tense
waged

Past participle
waged

Present participle
waging

  1. (transitive) If you wage a battle, war, or campaign for or against something, you fight or work hard for or against it.
    After his death in 1990, a five-year battle was waged in court for control of the $72 million estate.
    the Iranians hate Iraq for the war that they waged against them for eight years.
    This is the beginning of a long legal battle, similar to the campaign waged against the tobacco industry.

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