See also: Wage, wagę, and wäge

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /weɪd͡ʒ/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪdʒ

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English wage, from Anglo-Norman wage, from Old Northern French wage, a northern variant of Old French gauge, guage (whence modern French gage), Medieval Latin wadium, from Frankish *waddī (cognate with Old English wedd), from Proto-Germanic *wadją (pledge), from Proto-Indo-European *wedʰ- (to pledge, redeem a pledge). Akin to Old Norse veðja (to pledge), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌳𐌹 (wadi), Dutch wedde. Compare also the doublet gage. More at wed.

NounEdit

wage (plural wages)

  1. (often in plural) An amount of money paid to a worker for a specified quantity of work, usually calculated on an hourly basis and expressed in an amount of money per hour.
    Before her promotion, her wages were 20% less.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English wagen (to pledge), from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French wagier, a northern variant of Old French guagier (whence modern French gager), itself either from guage or from a derivative of Frankish *waddī, possibly through a Vulgar Latin intermediate *wadiō from *wadium.

VerbEdit

wage (third-person singular simple present wages, present participle waging, simple past and past participle waged)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To wager, bet.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To expose oneself to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To employ for wages; to hire.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, “xviij”, in Le Morte Darthur, book I (in Middle English):
      Thenne said Arthur I wille goo with yow / Nay said the kynges ye shalle not at this tyme / for ye haue moche to doo yet in these landes / therfore we wille departe / and with the grete goodes that we haue goten in these landes by youre yeftes we shalle wage good knyghtes & withstande the kynge Claudas malyce
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    • 1577, Raphaell Holinshed, “[(please specify the book title).]”, in The Firste Volume of the Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande [], volume I, London: [] [Henry Bynneman] for Iohn Harrison, OCLC 55195564:
      abundance of treasure which he had in store, wherewith he might wage soldiers
  4. (transitive) To conduct or carry out (a war or other contest).
    • 2019 May 5, Danette Chavez, “Campaigns are Waged On and Off the Game Of Thrones Battlefield (Newbies)”, in The A.V. Club[1], archived from the original on 28 January 2021:
      Setting our sights back on King’s Landing, where the Last War will be waged, makes a lot of sense, even if it does feel a bit anticlimactic after last week’s deadly, blustery maelstrom.
    • 1832, Isaac Taylor, Saturday Evening
      The two are waging war, and the one triumphs by the destruction of the other.
    • 1709, John Dryden, Mac Flecknoe
      pond'ring which of all his Sons was fit
      To Reign, and wage immortal War with Wit
  5. (transitive) To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out.
  6. (obsolete, law, UK) To give security for the performance of[1]
Usage notesEdit
  • "Wage" collocates strongly with "war", leading to expressions such as To wage peace, or To wage football implying the inclusion of a large element of conflict in the action.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1859, Alexander Mansfield, Law Dictionary

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

wage

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of wagen

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

wage

  1. inflection of wagen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch wāga, from Proto-West Germanic *wāgu.

NounEdit

wâge f

  1. weight
  2. a certain weight, of which the exact value varied
  3. weighing scale
  4. weighhouse

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: waag

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Northern French wage, from Frankish *wadi, from Proto-Germanic *wadją. Doublet of gage and wed.

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NounEdit

wage (plural wages)

  1. A wage; earnings.
  2. Money reserved for the payment of salaries.
  3. An earned positive consequence.
  4. A promise, pact, or agreement.
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

wage

  1. Alternative form of wagen

Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse vágr.

NounEdit

wage f (oblique plural wages, nominative singular wage, nominative plural wages)

  1. wave (moving part of a liquid, etc.)

Etymology 2Edit

see gage

NounEdit

wage m (oblique plural wages, nominative singular wages, nominative plural wage)

  1. Alternative form of gage

Proto-NorseEdit

RomanizationEdit

wāgē

  1. Romanization of ᚹᚨᚷᛖ