1275–1325; (noun) Middle English: pledge, security < Anglo-French; Old French guage gage1 < Vulgar Latin *wadium < Germanic (see wed); (v.) Middle English wagen to pledge < Anglo-French wagier; Old French guagier < Vulgar Latin *wadiāre, derivative of *wadium (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Wageless
Often wages. money that is paid or received for work or services, as by the hour, day, or week.Compare living wage, minimum wage.
Usually wages. Economics. the share of the products of industry received by labor for its work (as distinct from the share going to capital).
Usually wages. (used with a singular or plural verb) recompense or return: The wages of sin is death.
Obsolete. a pledge or security.
(often plural) payment in return for work or services, esp that made to workmen on a daily, hourly, weekly, or piece-work basisCompare salary (as modifier)wage freeze
(plural) economics the portion of the national income accruing to labour as earned income, as contrasted with the unearned income accruing to capital in the form of rent, interest, and dividends
(often plural) recompense, return, or yield
an obsolete word for pledge
verb (used with object)
to carry on (a battle, war, conflict, argument, etc.):
Chiefly British Dialect. to hire.
Obsolete. to stake or wager. to pledge.
verb (used without object)
Obsolete. to contend; struggle.
to engage in
obsolete to pledge or wager
archaic another word for hire (def. 1), hire (def. 2)
: a payment usually of money for labor or services usually according to contract and on an hourly, daily, or piecework basis —often used in plural
: the share of the national product attributable to labor as a factor in production
: recompense, reward —usually used in plural but singular or plural in constructionthe wages of sin is death — Romans 6:23 (Revised Standard Version)
: to engage in or carry on wage war wage a campaign
: to be in process of occurring the riot waged for several hours — Amer. Guide Series: Md.
Example sentences for Wageless
Months of wageless and thankless service had dimmed the admiral's splendour.
And when she returned "home" at night from her wageless day of toil, she slept as she never had slept before.