What does coin mean?

Definitions for coinkɔɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word coin.

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"


  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

  8. Origin: [F. coin, formerly also coing, wedge, stamp, corner, fr. L. cuneus wedge; prob. akin to E. cone, hone. See Hone, n., and cf. Coigne, Quoin, Cuneiform.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coin

    koin, n. (Shak.) a corner-stone: a piece of metal legally stamped and current as money.—v.t. to convert a piece of metal into money: to stamp; to make, invent, fabricate: (fig.) to make into.—ns. Coin′age, the act of coining money: the currency: the pieces of metal coined: the invention, or fabrication, of something new: what is invented; Coin′er, one who coins money: a maker of counterfeit coins: an inventor; Coin′ing, minting: invention.—Coin money, to make money rapidly.—Pay a man in his own coin, to give tit for tat: to give as good as one got. [Fr. coin, a wedge, also the die to stamp money—L. cuneus, a wedge.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for coin »

  1. cion

  2. Nico

  3. icon


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jerry Coleman:

    There's two heads to every coin.

  2. Ahmed Abdulrahman:

    Liberation and occupation are two sides of the same coin.

  3. Salmin mwinjuma:

    Love and respect are sides of the same coin for development

  4. The Perth Mint:

    Platinum coin sales traditionally do best when the price drops below gold.

  5. Euripides:

    Silver and gold are not the only coin virtue too passes current all over the world.

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