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Updated on March 5, 2010


:: Mo' Money :: Definition of Money

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.

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.

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

To supply with money.

Silver coins or money of the nominal value of 1d., 2d., 3d., and 4d., struck annually for the Maundy alms.


A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a stream; as, the currency of time.

The state or quality of being current; general acceptance or reception; a passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulation; as, a report has had a long or general currency; the currency of bank notes.

That which is in circulation, or is given and taken as having or representing value; as, the currency of a country; a specie currency; esp., government or bank notes circulating as a substitute for metallic money

Fluency; readiness of utterance.

Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.


To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.

Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.

That which is established as a measure or criterion; degree; standard; rank; proportion; ratio; as, a slow rate of movement; rate of interest is the ratio of the interest to the principal, per annum.

Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.

A Tax or sum assessed by authority on property for public use, according to its Income or value; esp., in England, a local tax; as, parish rates; town rates.

Order; arrangement.

Ratification; approval.

The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.

The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.

The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.

To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.

To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.

To settle the relative scale, rank, position, amount, value, or quality of; as, to rate a ship; to rate a seaman; to rate a pension.

To ratify.

To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.

To make an estimate.


A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin.

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.

That which serves for payment or recompense.

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.

To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.

To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.

To manufacture counterfeit money.

:: MONEY :: Translations In:

Afrikaans is Geld.

Danish is Penge.

Dutch is Poen, Geld.

Finnish is Raha.

French is Monnaie.German is Geld.

Italian is Denaro, Soldi, Quattrini.

Latin is Argentum, Pecunia.

Norwegian is Penger.

Portuguese is Dinheiro.

Romanian is Bani: Leu/Lei.

Russain is Ruble.

Spanish is Pecunia, Dinero.

Swedish is Pengar, Penningar.


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