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salary

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noun sal·a·ry \ˈsal-rē, ˈsa-lə-\

Simple Definition of salary

  • : an amount of money that an employee is paid each year

Full Definition of salary

plural sal·a·ries

  1. :  fixed compensation paid regularly for services

sal·a·ried play \-rēd\ adjective

Examples of salary

  1. She was offered a salary of $50,000 a year.

  2. Employees receive an annual increase in salary.



Origin of salary

Middle English salarie, from Anglo-French, from Latin salarium pension, salary, from neuter of salarius of salt, from sal salt — more at salt


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with salary




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