American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Fixed compensation for services, paid to a person on a regular basis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The recompense or consideration stipulated to be paid to a person periodically for services, usually a fixed sum to be paid by the year, half-year, or quarter. See wages.
- n. Synonyms Salary, Stipend, Wages, Pay, Hire, Allowance, An allowance is gratuitous or discretionary, and may be of any sort: as, an allowance of a pitcher of wine daily to Chaucer; the rest are given from time to time in return for regular work of some kind, and are presumably in the form of money. Of these latter pay is the most generic; it is especially used of the soldier. Wages and hire are for the more menial, manual, or mechanical forms of work, and commonly imply employment for short periods, as a day or a week; salary and stipend are for the more mental forms, and imply greater permanence of employment and payment at longer intervals: the wages of a servant or a laborer; the salary of a postmaster or a teacher. Hire is Biblical and old-fashioned. Stipend is used chiefly as a technical term of the English and Scotch churches. See wages.
- To pay a salary to, or connect a salary with: chiefly used in the past participle. See salaried.
- n. A fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually measured on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages. Implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy.
- v. To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Saline.
- n. 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.
- v. To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to.
- n. something that remunerates
- From Latin salarium ("salt money, money to buy salt with"), from sal ("salt") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English salarie, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin salārium, money given to Roman soldiers to buy salt, from neuter of salārius, pertaining to salt, from sāl, salt; see sal- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Our word "salary" comes from the Latin word _sal_, meaning salt; and _salarium_, or "salt-money," was money given for paying one's expenses on a journey.”
“You might already know that the word "salary" comes from the Latin word for "salt" and that being "worth your salt" or "worth your weight in salt" was once among the highest possible compliments.”
“He's still owed nearly $52 million in salary from the Mavs, but the team is no longer obligated to match it in luxury taxes.”
“We have nine Lieutenant-Governors, receiving $10,000 a year in salary from the Federal authorities -- $90,000 in all.”
“This doctor has every right to fire whomever he wants to because of the increased costs and decrease in salary, which is based on this healthcare bill.”
“But if the supply of people increases, my job at my salary is at risk.”
“If no appropriated funds can be used for a purpose, that includes everything from the work of the person who draws up regulations (his salary is appropriated) to the paper on which they are written and the electricity powering the computer that contains thefile.”
“I can get along very comfortably on my own income, and the salary is all they can take away from me. ”
“They are demanding a raise in salary, which is something that the government has rejected on various occasions citing the global economic crisis.”
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