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. Michael Kleinrock:

    The thinking is that rather than having employers offer an expensive suite of healthcare plans and options to employees, another option would be to commit a fixed dollar amount to the workers for their healthcare coverage and let the employees choose the type of coverage that’s right for them.

  2. Goldman Sach David Kostin:

    A stronger US dollar continued to serve as a headwind to earnings, a trend which managements expect to persist.

  3. Sean Darby:

    The dislocation from a strong dollar, rising long rates and falling oil prices is still being factored into share prices in our view.

  4. Sergio Moreira:

    DOCTORS PARTIALLY DELIVER BABY WITH MASS ON NECK TO HELP PROTECT UNBORN TWIN According to Yahoo, the letter went on to explain that the suspects are struggling from drugs and homelessness, and were trying to make a quick dollar, but didnt know what was inside the package. We never wanted to steal a childs hope, the letter read, according to Yahoo. After seeing ourselves looking like low lives on the news, we have both decided to get clean and sober.

  5. David Meger:

    All of this pressure has been due to the increasing expectations for the Fed to move in December, that has strengthened the dollar against a basket of currencies and pressured the precious metals complex across the board.

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