• WordNet 3.6
    • n salary something that remunerates "wages were paid by check","he wasted his pay on drink","they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st president of the United Stated, turned over all the Federal salary checks he received to charity during the 47 years he was in government
    • a Salary Saline
    • n Salary 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.☞ Recompense for services paid at, or reckoned by, short intervals, as a day or week, is usually called wages. "This is hire and salary , not revenge."
    • v. t Salary To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Judy Scheindlin ("Judge Judy") has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary.
    • n salary 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 salary 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.
    • salary To pay a salary to, or connect a salary with: chiefly used in the past participle. See salaried.
    • salary Saline.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: their wages in salt hence the word "Salary" derived.
    • n Salary sal′a-ri a recompense for services: wages
    • v.t Salary to pay a salary
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  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
    “Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a huge research staff to study the problem.”
  • Upton Sinclair
    Upton Sinclair
    “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
  • Artemus Ward
    Artemus Ward
    “Draw your salary before spending it.”
  • Alexander Hamilton
    “In the main it will be found that a power over a mans support [salary] is a power over his will.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

I wonder how much the salary of an assistant professor is.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
There was no salary in those days for our services.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
We hear that this messenger is now smoking in the City Hall at a salary of $1500.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
After all, Susie was married before her eldest sister; for Aggie had to wait till Arthur's salary rose.
"The Judgment of Eve" by May Sinclair
You take what you need for expenses and get your salary that way.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
She gets a good salary.
"A Girl in Ten Thousand" by L. T. Meade
Every penny of his little salary went for living expenses and living comes high in China.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
His salary was ample, and out of it he had made some savings.
"Pirate Gold" by Frederic Jesup Stimson
Indeed that minimum salary raised her to such a giddy pinnacle in her own estimation that it nearly turned her head.
"A Houseful of Girls" by Sarah Tytler
I shall pay her a salary, and give her opportunities for education that you cannot.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan

In poetry:

"I'll give you anything you crave:
A great, high headstone to your grave,
A salary, a scarlet coat,
A handsome wife, a house, a vote,
A title, or a humbled foe."
But Sym said, "No," and ever, "No."
"The Debate" by C J Dennis
For the salaries of Ministers were not to be despised;
And "emoluments of office " were, indeed, most highly prized.
The Premier got five 'possums and ten fat grubs a day,
While a snake and three gohannas were his colleagues' daily pay.
"In The First Elective Ministry" by C J Dennis

In news:

Floyd Mayweather's Hourly Salary This Weekend: Somewhere Around $32 Million.
Exploring the legal difference between salaried and hourly .
Will pay more than $189 million in profit-sharing to 48,000 US hourly workers and millions more in performance bonuses to salaried employees, accord.
I recently found out that my employer has been inadvertently paying me by the hour rather than paying me a salary.
The list is shown here in salary order.
Another superintendent salary hike is blocked in New Jersey.
The state of New Jersey is blocking a salary hike for another school superintendent.
NEW YORK (AP) — For all of his home runs, All-Star accolades and huge salaries, Alex Rodriguez finds himself in a most familiar spot this season.
Teacher Salaries (Added: January 19, 2011).
Central Ohio teachers say the 1,800 Ohio educators who earned more than $100,000 in 2010 do not reflect the salaries of the majority of Ohio teachers.
Fort Worth schools can't afford to give employees a pay raise, but administrators are proposing that all permanent employees get a one-time extra payment equal to 1 percent of their salary.
Hostess Brands, the iconic 92-year-old baker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Donettes, said on Nov 16 it would liquidate when unionized employees refused to return to work and face salary and benefit cuts.
Third group of Ford salaried retirees to get lump-sum offers.
Yahoo Inc (YHOO) Chief Financial Officer Ken Goldman will receive up to $18 million in salary, bonuses, restricted stock and stock options over the next four years, according to a regulatory filing.
Young, wealthy and whip-smart, they earn nice mid-six-figure salaries in high-powered New York jobs.

In science:

Such a small abundance range has a correspondingly small effect on the I-band RC luminosity (less than 0.04 mag)(Girardi & Salaris 2001; Sara jedini 1999).
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
Suppose, for instance, that you want to know if the sum of the salaries of the employees working in a team exceeds a given budget (see Team Building in Section 3).
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
Then, one has to de fine a sum predicate in a recursive way using this successor relation, computing the sum of all salaries, and compare its result with the given budget.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
Information on our employees is provided by a number of facts of the form emp(EmpId , Sex, Skill, Salary).
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
The size of the team, the minimum number of different skills in the team, the budget, the maximum salary, and the minimum number of women are specified by the facts nEmp(N ), nSkill(N ), budget(B), maxSal(M), and women(W ).
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System