Definitions for coinkɔɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a piece of metal stamped and issued by the authority of a government for use as money.

  2. a number of such pieces.

  3. Informal. money; cash.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  4. Category: Architecture

    Ref: quoin (defs. 1, 2). 1 2

  5. (adj.)operated by or containing machines operated by the insertion of a coin or coins.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. (v.t.)to make (coins) by stamping metal.

  7. to convert (metal) into money.

  8. to invent; fabricate:

    to coin an expression.

Idioms for coin:

  1. pay someone back in his or her own coin,to retaliate against someone by using the person's own methods.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of coin:

1300–50; ME coyn(e),coygne < AF; MF coin, wedge, corner, die < L cuneus wedge


Princeton's WordNet

  1. coin(verb)

    a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

  2. coin(verb)

    make up

    "coin phrases or words"

  3. mint, coin, strike(verb)

    form by stamping, punching, or printing

    "strike coins"; "strike a medal"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. coin(noun)ɔɪn

    a circular piece of metal money

    to collect coins from around the world

  2. coinɔɪn

    to throw a coin to decide between two things

    Don't argue about it - just flip a coin.

  3. coin(verb)ɔɪn

    (of word or phrase ) to be the first ever to use it

    an expression coined in the 1920s


  1. coin(Noun)

    A piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.

  2. coin(Noun)

    A token used in a special establishment like a casino (also called a chip).

  3. coin(Noun)

    One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.

  4. coin(Verb)

    to create coins.

  5. coin(Verb)

    to make up or invent, and establish

    Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coin(noun)

    a quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin

  2. Coin(noun)

    a piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; -- much used in a collective sense

  3. Coin(noun)

    that which serves for payment or recompense

  4. Coin(verb)

    to make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal

  5. Coin(verb)

    to make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word

  6. Coin(verb)

    to acquire rapidly, as money; to make

  7. Coin(verb)

    to manufacture counterfeit money


  1. Coin

    A coin is a piece of hard material that is standardized in weight, is produced in large quantities in order to facilitate trade, and is used primarily as a medium of exchange or legal tender. Coins are usually alloy metal or a metallic material and sometimes made of synthetic materials, usually in the shape of a disc, and most often issued by a government. Coins are used as a form of money in transactions of various kinds, from the everyday circulation coins to the storage of large numbers of bullion coins. Presently, coins and banknotes make up currency, the cash forms of all modern money systems. Coins made for paying bills and general monetized use are usually used for lower-valued units, and banknotes for the higher values; also, in many money systems, the highest value coin made for circulation is worth less than the lowest-value note. In the last hundred years, the face value of circulation coins has usually been higher than the gross value of the metal used in making them; exceptions occurring when inflation causes the metal value to surpass the face value, causing the minting authority to change the composition and the old coins to begin to disappear from circulation However, this has generally not been the case throughout the rest of history for circulation coins made of precious metals.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coin' in Nouns Frequency: #1525

Anagrams of coin

  1. cion

  2. Nico

  3. icon

Translations for coin

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make metal into (money)

The new country soon started to coin its own money.

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