Pronunciation: (wāj), [key]
— n., v., waged, wag•ing.
- Often,money that is paid or received for work or services, as by the hour, day, or week. Cf.
- Usually,the share of the products of industry received by labor for its work (as distinct from the share going to capital).
- Usually, recompense or return: The wages of sin is death.
- a pledge or security.
- to carry on (a battle, war, conflict, argument, etc.): to wage war against a nation.
- to hire.
- to stake or wager.
- to pledge.
- to contend; struggle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.