What does money mean?

Definitions for money
ˈmʌn imon·ey

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. moneynoun

    the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender

    "we tried to collect the money he owed us"

  2. moneynoun

    wealth reckoned in terms of money

    "all his money is in real estate"

  3. moneynoun

    the official currency issued by a government or national bank

    "he changed his money into francs"

GCIDE

  1. Moneynoun

    Any article used as a medium of payment in financial transactions, such as checks drawn on checking accounts.

  2. Moneynoun

    (Economics) Any form of wealth which affects a person's propensity to spend, such as checking accounts or time deposits in banks, credit accounts, letters of credit, etc. Various aggregates of money in different forms are given different names, such as M-1, the total sum of all currency in circulation plus all money in demand deposit accounts (checking accounts).

Wiktionary

  1. moneynoun

    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.

  2. moneynoun

    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.

  3. moneynoun

    A currency maintained by a state or other entity which can guarantee its value (such as a monetary union).

  4. moneynoun

    Hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks, credit cards, or credit more generally.

  5. moneynoun

    The total value of liquid assets available for an individual or other economic unit, such as cash and bank deposits.

  6. moneynoun

    Wealth

    He was born with money.

  7. moneynoun

    An item of value between two parties used for the exchange of goods or services.

  8. moneynoun

    A person who funds an operation.

  9. moneynoun

    Of or pertaining to money; monetary.

    money supply, money market

  10. Etymology: 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).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Moneynoun

    It has properly no plural except when money is taken for a single piece; but monies was formerly used for sums. Metal coined for the purposes of commerce.

    Etymology: monnoye, French; moneta, Latin.

    Importune him for monies; be not ceast
    With slight denial. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.

    The jealous wittolly knave hath masses of money. William Shakespeare.

    You need my help, and you say,
    Shylock, we would have monies. William Shakespeare.

    I will give thee the worth of it in money. 1 Kings xxi. 2.

    Wives the readiest helps
    To betray heady husbands, rob the easy,
    And lend the monies on return of lust. Ben Jonson.

    Money differs from uncoined silver, in that the quantity of silver in each piece of money is ascertained by the stamp it bears, which is a publick voucher. John Locke.

    My discourse to the hen-peck’d has produced many correspondents; such a discourse is of general use, and every married man’s money. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 482.

    People are not obliged to receive any monies, except of their own coinage by a publick mint. Jonathan Swift.

    Those hucksterers or money jobbers will be found necessary, if this brass money is made current in the exchequer. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. Money

    Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts, such as taxes, in a particular country or socio-economic context. The main functions of money are distinguished as: a medium of exchange, a unit of account, a store of value and sometimes, a standard of deferred payment. Any item or verifiable record that fulfils these functions can be considered as money. Money is historically an emergent market phenomenon establishing a commodity money, but nearly all contemporary money systems are based on fiat money. Fiat money, like any check or note of debt, is without use value as a physical commodity. It derives its value by being declared by a government to be legal tender; that is, it must be accepted as a form of payment within the boundaries of the country, for "all debts, public and private". Counterfeit money can cause good money to lose its value. The money supply of a country consists of currency (banknotes and coins) and, depending on the particular definition used, one or more types of bank money (the balances held in checking accounts, savings accounts, and other types of bank accounts). Bank money, which consists only of records (mostly computerized in modern banking), forms by far the largest part of broad money in developed countries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moneynoun

    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

  2. Moneynoun

    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

  3. Moneynoun

    in general, wealth; property; as, he has much money in land, or in stocks; to make, or lose, money

  4. Moneyverb

    to supply with money

  5. Etymology: [OE. moneie, OF. moneie, F. monnaie, fr. L. moneta. See Mint place where coin is made, Mind, and cf. Moidore, Monetary.]

Freebase

  1. Money

    Money is any object or record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a given socio-economic context or country. The main functions of money are distinguished as: a medium of exchange; a unit of account; a store of value; and, occasionally in the past, a standard of deferred payment. Any kind of object or secure verifiable record that fulfills these functions can be considered money. Money is historically an emergent market phenomenon establishing a commodity money, but nearly all contemporary money systems are based on fiat money. Fiat money, like any check or note of debt, is without intrinsic use value as a physical commodity. It derives its value by being declared by a government to be legal tender; that is, it must be accepted as a form of payment within the boundaries of the country, for "all debts, public and private". Such laws in practice cause fiat money to acquire the value of any of the goods and services that it may be traded for within the nation that issues it. The money supply of a country consists of currency and bank money. Bank money, which consists only of records, forms by far the largest part of the money supply in developed nations.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Money

    mun′i, n. coin: pieces of stamped metal used in commerce: any currency used as the equivalent of money: wealth:—pl. Mon′eys.—ns. Mon′ey-bill, a bill introduced into parliament or congress for raising revenue or otherwise dealing with money; Mon′ey-brok′er, Mon′ey-chang′er, Mon′ey-scriv′ener, a broker who deals in money or exchanges.—adj. Mon′eyed, having money: rich in money: consisting in money.—ns. Mon′eyer, Mon′ier, one who coins money: a master of a mint.—adj. Mon′eyless, having no money.—ns. Mon′ey-mak′er, a coiner of counterfeit money; Mon′ey-mak′ing, act of gaining wealth.—adj. lucrative, profitable.—ns. Mon′ey-mar′ket, the market or field for the investment of money; Mon′ey-or′der, an order for money deposited at one post-office, and payable at another; Mon′ey-spī′der, or -spin′ner, a small spider of family Attidæ, supposed to bring luck; Mon′ey's-worth, something as good as money: full value; Mon′ey-tak′er, one who receives payments of money, esp. at an entrance-door.—Hard money, coin; Pot of money, a large amount of money; Ready money, money paid for a thing at the time at which it is bought: money ready for immediate payment. [O. Fr. moneie (Fr. monnaie)—L. moneta, a mint, Moneta being a surname of Juno, in whose temple at Rome money was coined.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Money

    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

  1. MONEY

    Society's vindication of vulgarity.

Rap Dictionary

  1. moneynoun

    See brother, nigga.

Editors Contribution

  1. money

    A form of cash, banknotes, coin and electronic fund transfer.

    Money is used daily in every form of life around the world.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  


  2. money

    A form of official currency of a specific country created and managed by a form of national unity government and the central bank of that specific country.

    We all use money every day for various reasons.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Money

    See “Mint.”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'money' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #252

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'money' in Written Corpus Frequency: #183

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'money' in Nouns Frequency: #52

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of money in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of money in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of money in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Knox:

    At an absolute worst-case scenario, all this means is the NRA can't spend money like they did last time, i don't think it's the tragedy that the Democrats are hoping for.

  2. Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel:

    I would underscore that I don’t expect to make any money from this, this is not a business venture.

  3. Louisa May Alcott:

    This love of money is the curse of America, and for the sake of it men will sell honor an honesty, till we don't know whom to trust.

  4. David Wilson:

    That's a lot of money, but relatively, it's not that much to get four times the coverage.

  5. John Rocco Savalli:

    The secret to money is so simple that most people completely miss it, because they're looking for some grand answer about this resource called money, which has so much power over them.”

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