What does DIME mean?

Definitions for DIMEdaɪm

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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


  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

  2. Origin: [F. dme tithe, OF. disme, fr. L. decimus the tenth, fr. decem ten. See Decimal.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dime

    dīm, n. the tenth part of an American dollar, 10 cents, nearly equal to 5d.—Dime museum, a cheap show; Dime novel, a cheap novel, usually sensational. [Fr., orig. disme, from L. decima (pars, a part, being understood), a tenth part.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dime

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

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  1. DIME

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Anagrams for DIME »

  1. idem

  2. demi, Demi


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIME in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIME in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sandra Lee:

    Life can turn on a dime.

  2. Brad Pitt:

    Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen

  3. Lawrence Peter Berra:

    A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.

  4. Adrian Stone:

    Ideas are worth a 1/12th of a dime a day

  5. Andre Cole:

    Before I give her another dime, I'll kill (her).

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