Definitions for DIMEdaɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a coin of the U.S. and Canada worth 10 cents.

    Category: Numismatics

  2. Slang. ten dollars. a 10-year prison sentence.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

    Ref: dime bag.

Idioms for dime:

  1. a dime a dozen,abundant and thus of little value.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of dime:

1350–1400; < AF, OF di(s)me < L decima tenth part, tithe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dime(noun)

    a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar

  2. dime bag, dime(noun)

    street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dime(noun)ɪm

    a coin worth ten U.S. cents


  1. Dime(ProperNoun)

    An Omotic language, spoken by fewer than 10,000 speakers in Ethiopia.

  2. Origin: From the use of the coin in a payphone to report a crime to the police. US payphones charged 10¢ in almost all jurisdictions until the late 1970s.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dime(noun)

    a silver coin of the United States, of the value of ten cents; the tenth of a dollar


  1. Dime

    The dime is a ten-cent coin, one tenth of a United States dollar, labeled formally as "one dime". The denomination was first authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The dime is the smallest in diameter and is the thinnest of all U.S. coins currently minted for circulation. As of 2011, the dime coin cost 5.65 cents to produce.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dime

    a U.S. silver coin, worth the tenth part of a dollar, or about fivepence.

Anagrams of DIME

  1. idem

  2. demi, Demi

Translations for DIME

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the tenth part of a dollar; 10 cents.

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