1. something that remunerates;
- Example: "wages were paid by check"
- Example: "he wasted his pay on drink"
- Example: "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
[syn: wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Salary \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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Salary \Sal"a*ry\, a. [L. salarius.] Saline [Obs.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Salary \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. [1913 Webster] This is hire and salary, not revenge. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Recompense for services paid at, or reckoned by, short intervals, as a day or week, is usually called wages. [1913 Webster] Syn: Stipend; pay; wages; hire; allowance. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
salary n 1: something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings" [syn: wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "salary": base pay, compensation, dismissal wage, earnings, emolument, escalator clause, escalator plan, fee, financial remuneration, gross income, guaranteed annual wage, hire, income, living wage, minimum wage, net income, pay, pay and allowances, payment, payroll, portal-to-portal pay, purchasing power, real wages, remuneration, severance pay, sliding scale, stipend, take-home, take-home pay, taxable income, total compensation, wage, wage control, wage freeze, wage reduction, wage rollback, wage scale, wages, wages after deductions, wages after taxesBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
SALARY. A reward or recompense for services performed. 2. It is usually applied to the reward paid to a public officer for the performance of his official duties. 3. The salary of the president of the United States is twenty-five thousand dollars per annum; Act of l8th Feb. 1793; and the constitution, art. 2, s. 1, provides that the compensation of the president shall not be increased or diminished, during the time for which he shall have been elected. 4. Salary is also applied to the reward paid for the performance of other services; but if it be not fixed for each year, it is called honorarium. Poth. Pand. h.t. According to M. Duvergier, the distinction between honorarium and salary is this. By the former is understood the reward given to the most elevated professions for services performed; and by the latter the price of hiring of domestic servants and workmen. 19 Toull. n. 268, p. 292, note. 5. There is this difference between salary and price; the former is the reward paid for services, or for the hire of things; the latter is the consideration paid for a thing sold. Lec. Elem. Sec. 907, 908.