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|part of speech:
||a fixed amount of money paid to someone regularly for work.
He collects his salary every two weeks.Her boss is raising her salary.He doesn't get a salary because he gets paid by the hour.
- pay, wage
- similar words:
- compensation, hire
||allowance, income, tender
comes from a Latin word that means "an allowance given to soldiers to buy salt." Salt is essential to the human diet. For past civilizations, salt was often expensive and difficult to obtain.