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Meaning of SALARY

Pronunciation:  'saluree

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

SALARY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sal"a*ry\, a. [L. salarius.]
    Saline [Obs.]
  2. \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.
  3. \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.