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Wigs vs Wage - What's the difference?

wigs | wage |

As nouns the difference between wigs and wage

is that wigs is plural of lang=en while wage is an amount of money paid to a worker for a specified quantity of work, usually expressed on an hourly basis.

As a verb wage is

to wager, bet.




  • Anagrams

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    (wikipedia wage)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from . Akin to (etyl) '''' "to pledge", (etyl) ''wadi''. Compare also the doublet ''gage . More at wed. Possible contributory etylomolgy from from the Old English wæge (meaning "weight," as wages at times have been goods or coin measured on a scale).


    (en noun)
  • An amount of money paid to a worker for a specified quantity of work, usually expressed on an hourly basis.
  • Synonyms
    * earnings, pay, salary
    Derived terms
    * hourly wage * lost wages * wage moderation * wage scale

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) intermediate *''wadiare'' from *''wadium .


  • To wager, bet.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:My life I never held but as a pawn / To wage against thy enemies.
  • :(Hakluyt)
  • To expose oneself to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:too weak to wage an instant trial with the king
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:to wake and wage a danger profitless
  • To employ for wages; to hire.
  • *:
  • *: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
  • *(Raphael Holinshed) (1529-1580)
  • *:abundance of treasure which he had in store, wherewith he might wage soldiers
  • (label) To conduct or carry out (a war or other contest).
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:[He pondered] which of all his sons was fit / To reign and wage immortal war with wit.
  • *(Isaac Taylor) (1787–1865)
  • *:The two are waging war, and the one triumphs by the destruction of the other.
  • (label) To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out.
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:Thoumust wage thy works for wealth.
  • To give security for the performance of.
  • :(Burrill)
  • Usage notes
    * "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.
    Derived terms
    * (agent noun)