- IPA: /ˈsælɚi/
salary (plural salaries)
- A fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually calculated on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages. Implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene iii]:
- This is hire and salary, not revenge.
- 1668 July 3rd, James Dalrymple, “Thomas Rue contra Andrew Houſtoun” in The Deciſions of the Lords of Council & Seſſion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 547 ↗
- Andrew Houſtoun and Adam Muſhet, being Tackſmen of the Excize, did Imploy Thomas Rue to be their Collector, and gave him a Sallary of 30. pound Sterling for a year.
- French: salaire
- German: Gehalt, Lohn
- Italian: stipendio, salario
- Portuguese: salário
- Russian: за́работная пла́та
- Spanish: salario, sueldo
salary (salaries, present participle salarying; past and past participle salaried)
- To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.
- Spanish: salariar
- (obsolete) Saline.