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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wages  \Wa"ges\,  n.  plural  in  termination,  but  singular  in 
  signification.  [Plural  of  wage;  cf  F.  gages,  pl.,  wages, 
  hire.  See  {Wage},  n.] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wager  \Wa"ger\,  n. 
  {Wagering,  or  gambling},  {contract}.  A  contract  which  is  of 
  the  nature  of  wager.  Contracts  of  this  nature  include 
  various  common  forms  of  valid  commercial  contracts,  as 
  contracts  of  insurance,  contracts  dealing  in  futures, 
  options,  etc  Other  wagering  contracts  and  bets  are  now 
  generally  made  illegal  by  statute  against  betting  and 
  gambling,  and  wagering  has  in  many  cases  been  made  a 
  criminal  offence.  Wages  \Wa"ges\,  n.  pl  (Theoretical 
  The  share  of  the  annual  product  or  national  dividend  which 
  goes  as  a  reward  to  labor,  as  distinct  from  the  remuneration 
  received  by  capital  in  its  various  forms.  This  economic  or 
  technical  sense  of  the  word  wages  is  broader  than  the  current 
  sense  and  includes  not  only  amounts  actually  paid  to 
  laborers,  but  the  remuneration  obtained  by  those  who  sell  the 
  products  of  their  own  work  and  the  wages  of  superintendence 
  or  management,  which  are  earned  by  skill  in  directing  the 
  work  of  others 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  recompense  for  worthy  acts  or  retribution  for  wrongdoing; 
  "the  wages  of  sin  is  death";  "virtue  is  its  own  reward" 
  [syn:  {reward},  {payoff}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Rate  of  (mention  only  in  Matt.  20:2);  to  be  punctually  paid 
  (Lev.  19:13;  Deut.  24:14,  15);  judgements  threatened  against  the 
  withholding  of  (Jer.  22:13;  Mal.  3:5;  comp.  James  5:4);  paid  in 
  money  (Matt.  20:1-14);  to  Jacob  in  kind  (Gen.  29:15,  20;  30:28; 
  31:7,  8,  41). 

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