What does dollar mean?

Definitions for dollar
ˈdɒl ərdol·lar

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dollarnoun

    the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents

  2. dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill, buck, clamnoun

    a piece of paper money worth one dollar

  3. dollarnoun

    a United States coin worth one dollar

    "the dollar coin has never been popular in the United States"

  4. dollar, dollar mark, dollar signnoun

    a symbol of commercialism or greed

    "he worships the almighty dollar"; "the dollar sign means little to him"

GCIDE

  1. dollarnoun

    A coin of the same general weight and value as the United States silver dollar, though differing slightly in different countries, formerly current in Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other European countries.

    Etymology: [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St. Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale.]

  2. dollarnoun

    The value of a dollar; the unit of currency, differing in value in different countries, commonly employed in the United States and a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, parts of the Carribbean, Liberia, and several others.

    Etymology: [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St. Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dollarnoun

    a silver coin of the United States containing 371.25 grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 412.5 grains

    Etymology: [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St. Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale.]

  2. Dollarnoun

    a gold coin of the United States containing 23.22 grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths fine. It is no longer coined

    Etymology: [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St. Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale.]

  3. Dollarnoun

    a coin of the same general weight and value, though differing slightly in different countries, current in Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other European countries

    Etymology: [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St. Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale.]

  4. Dollarnoun

    the value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the United States in reckoning money values

    Etymology: [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece of money first coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St. Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale.]

Freebase

  1. Dollar

    The dollar is the name of the official currency or a banknote of many countries, territories and dependencies, including Australia, Belize, Canada, Hong Kong, Namibia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Brunei and the United States. Generally, one dollar is equal to 100 cents.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dollar

    dol′ar, n. a silver coin (= 100 cents) of U.S.A., Mexico, Singapore, &c. The U.S.A. dollar = about 4s. 2d. sterling.—adjs. Doll′ared; Doll′arless.—ns. Dollaroc′racy; Doll′arship. [Ger., short for Joachimsthaler, because first coined at the silver mines in Joachimsthal (Joachim's dale) in Bohemia—Low Ger. daler, Sw., Dan. daler.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. dollar

    A disk of metal which has eucharistic qualities; a sacred, miraculous object, contact with which is looked upon as curative and prophylactic.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dollar

    For this universally known coin, see PIECE OF EIGHT.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Dollar

    From the German Thaler, originally Joachims-Thaler, the silver out of which this coin was struck having been found in the Thal or Valley of St Joachim in Bohemia.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dollar' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4480

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dollar' in Nouns Frequency: #1189

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dollar in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dollar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of dollar in a Sentence

  1. Omer Esiner:

    Markets are focussing on comments from President Trump earlier this morning, the dollar-yen certainly tends to be a little negatively impacted by increasing concerns about a trade war.

  2. Stephen Koukoulas:

    Probably the volumes are ok but the prices that are being paid are hugely lower. We have got a real concern there for the future levels of the Aussie dollar.

  3. Mohammed Said Amin:

    Now I can take the money and go buy wholesale from the supermarket, when it was the voucher, the prices were fixed and I would lose some of the value of the dollar.

  4. Eric Trump:

    Right now, think of this, we owe China $1.3 trillion. We owe Japan more than that. So they come in, they take our jobs, they take our money and then they loan us back the money and we pay them in interest. And then the dollar goes up, so their deal is even better. How stupid are our leaders? How stupid are these politicians to allow this to happen? How stupid are they?

  5. Chris Williamson:

    While the survey data point to the economy rebounding in the second quarter, the weak PMI number for June raises the possibility that we are seeing a loss of momentum heading into the third quarter, the slowdown is being led by deteriorating export performance, which many producers in turn linked to a loss of competitiveness caused by the stronger dollar.

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