wage NOUN (also wages) 1) a fixed regular payment for work, typically paid on a daily or weekly basis. 2) the result or effect of doing something wrong or unwise: the wages of sin.
VERB carry on (a war or campaign).
DERIVATIVES waged adjective.
ORIGIN Old French, related to GAGE(Cf. ↑gage) and WED(Cf. ↑wed).

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  • waged — [weıdʒd] adj 1.) waged work or employment is work for which you get paid ≠ ↑unwaged 2.) someone who is waged has a job for which they earn money ≠ ↑unwaged …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waged — [[t]we͟ɪʤd[/t]] 1) Waged is the past tense and past participle of wage. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Waged workers receive money regularly for doing a job. Waged work is work that you are paid to do. ...the influx of women into the waged workforce... They… …   English dictionary

  • Waged — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waged — adjective Date: 15th century compensated by wages < waged workers > < waged labor > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • waged — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of wagen to engage, employ more at wage : receiving wages : hired large plots of ground at economic rents, and decently waged people paying them John Galsworthy …   Useful english dictionary

  • waged — weɪdÊ’ n. salary, payment, earnings; just recompense (Literary) v. engage in, conduct (war, battle) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • waged — UK [weɪdʒd] / US adjective British used for describing a person who earns money regularly for work that they do …   English dictionary

  • waged a struggle — fought, wrestled …   English contemporary dictionary

  • waged war against — went out to war against, declared war with, started to fight, began with actions against …   English contemporary dictionary

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