from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fixed compensation for services, paid to a person on a regular basis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
- transitive v. To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something that remunerates
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)
From Latin salarium ("salt money, money to buy salt with"), from sal ("salt") (Wiktionary)