Definitions for: Salary

[n] something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"

Webster (1913) Definition: Sal"a*ry, a. [L. salarius.]
Saline [Obs.]

Sal"a*ry, n.; pl. Salaries. [F. salaire, L. salarium,
originally, salt money, the money given to the Roman soldiers
for salt, which was a part of their pay, fr. salarius
belonging to salt, fr. sal salt. See Salt.]
The recompense or consideration paid, or stipulated to be
paid, to a person at regular intervals for services; fixed
wages, as by the year, quarter, or month; stipend; hire.

This is hire and salary, not revenge. --Shak.

Note: Recompense for services paid at, or reckoned by, short
intervals, as a day or week, is usually called wages.

Syn: Stipend; pay; wages; hire; allowance.

Sal"a*ry v. t. [imp. & p. p. Salaried; p. pr. & vb.
n. Salarying.]
To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to;
as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position.

Synonyms: earnings, pay, remuneration, wage

See Also: combat pay, double time, found, half-pay, living wage, merit pay, minimum wage, pay envelope, pay packet, payroll, paysheet, regular payment, sick pay, strike pay, take-home pay

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