Definitions for moneyˈmʌn i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mon•eyˈmʌn i(n.; adj.)(pl.)mon•eys, mon•ies
(n.)any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits.
Ref: paper money.
gold, silver, or other metal in pieces of convenient form stamped by public authority and issued as a medium of exchange and measure of value.
any article or substance used as a medium of exchange, means of payment, or measure of wealth.
a particular form or denomination of currency.
Category: Business, Numismatics
Ref: money of account.
capital to be borrowed, loaned, or invested:
an amount or sum of money.
moneys or monies,Chiefly Law. pecuniary sums.
(adj.)of or pertaining to money.
used for holding or handling money:
a money drawer.
of or pertaining to capital or finance:
the money business.
Idioms for money:
for my money,according to my opinion:
For my money, she'd make a perfect president.
Category: Idiom, Informal
in the money, Informal. financially successful; affluent. finishing among the top winners, as of a race.
Category: Idiom, Informal
(right) on the money, Informal. at just the exact spot or time; on target. exhibiting or done with great accuracy or expertise.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal, Idiom
Origin of money:
1250–1300; ME moneie < MF < L monēta; see mint2
the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
"we tried to collect the money he owed us"
wealth reckoned in terms of money
"all his money is in real estate"
the official currency issued by a government or national bank
"he changed his money into francs"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
coins and paper bills used to pay for things
How much money do you have with you?; He seems to spend all his money on clothes.; I'm trying to save money at the moment.; It costs a lot of money to go to war.
A legally or socially binding conceptual contract of entitlement to wealth, void of intrinsic value, payable for all debts and taxes, and regulated in supply.
A generally accepted means of exchange and measure of value.
Before colonial times cowry shells imported from Mauritius were used as money in Western Africa.
A currency maintained by a state or other entity which can guarantee its value (such as a monetary union).
Hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks, credit cards, or credit more generally.
The total value of liquid assets available for an individual or other economic unit, such as cash and bank deposits.
He was born with money.
An item of value between two parties used for the exchange of goods or services.
A person who funds an operation.
Of or pertaining to money; monetary.
money supply, money market
Origin: From moneie, moneye, from moneie, from moneta, from the name of the temple of Juno Moneta in Rome, where a mint was. Displaced native schat (from sceatt), feoh (from feoh).
a piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number of such pieces; coin
any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit, etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense, any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and selling
in general, wealth; property; as, he has much money in land, or in stocks; to make, or lose, money
to supply with money
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
defined by Ruskin to be "a documentary claim to wealth, and correspondent in its nature to the title-deed of an estate."
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Society's vindication of vulgarity.
Translations for money
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
coins or banknotes used in trading
Have you any money in your purse?; The desire for money is a cause of much unhappiness.
- dinheiroPortuguese (BR)
- das GeldGerman
- मुद्रा, धनHindi
- peningar, féIcelandic
- denaro, soldiItalian
- 돈, 금전Korean
- 錢，貨幣Chinese (Trad.)
- زر مبادلہ کے طور پر رائج سکےUrdu
- 钱，货币Chinese (Simp.)
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