salary


salary
salary (n.) mid-14c., "compensation, payment," whether periodical, for regular service or for a specific service; from Anglo-Fr. salarie (late 13c.), O.Fr. salarie, from L. salarium "salary, stipend," originally "soldier's allowance for the purchase of salt," from neut. of adj. salarius "pertaining to salt," from sal (gen. salis) "salt" (see SALT (Cf. salt)). Japanese sarariman "male salaried worker," lit. "salary-man," is from English. The verb meaning "to pay a regular salary to" is attested from late 15c.

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  • 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

  • salary — sal·a·ry n pl ries: fixed compensation paid regularly for services sal·a·ried adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. salary …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salary — Sal a*ry, a. [L. salarius.] Saline [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salary — *wage or wages, stipend, pay, hire, emolument, fee …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • salary — [n] money paid for work done bacon*, bread*, earnings, emolument, fee, hire, income, pay, payroll, recompense, remuneration, scale, stipend, take, take home*, wage, wages; concept 344 Ant. debt …   New thesaurus

  • salary — ► NOUN (pl. salaries) ▪ a fixed regular payment made by an employer to an employee, especially a professional or white collar worker. ORIGIN Latin salarium, originally denoting a Roman soldier s allowance to buy salt, from sal salt …   English terms dictionary

  • salary — [sal′ə rē, sal′rē] n. pl. salaries [ME salarie < L salarium, orig., money for salt (as part of Roman soldier s pay) < sal, SALT] a fixed payment at regular intervals for services, esp. when clerical or professional SYN. WAGE …   English World dictionary

  • salary — Regular wages and benefits an employee receives from an employer. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * salary sal‧a‧ry [ˈsæləri] noun salaries PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES money that you receive as payment from the… …   Financial and business terms

  • salary — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, generous, good, handsome, high, huge, large, top ▪ Top salaries are liable for a higher rate of tax …   Collocations dictionary


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