(v. t.) To pledge; to hazard on the event of a contest; to stake; to bet, to lay; to wager; as, to wage a dollar.
(v. t.) To expose one's self to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard.
(v. t.) To engage in, as a contest, as if by previous gage or pledge; to carry on, as a war.
(v. t.) To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out.
(v. t.) To put upon wages; to hire; to employ; to pay wages to.
(v. t.) To give security for the performance of.
(v. i.) To bind one's self; to engage.
(v. t.) That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage.
(v. t.) That for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; -- at present generally used in the plural. See Wages.