- The definition of coin is requiring round pieces of money to use.
An example of coin used as an adjective is in the phrase "a coin washing machine," which means a washing machine that requires payment in coins to use it.
- A coin is defined as a round piece of money of a certain value.
An example of a coin is a dime.
- Coin means to make metal money, or to come up with something new.
- An example of coin is to create quarters.
- An example of coin is to create a new word.
A pile of coins.
coin definition by Webster's New World
- Archaic quoin
- a usually round piece of metal with a distinctive stamp, and of a fixed value and weight, issued by a government as money
- such pieces collectively
- Slang money
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French coin, coigne, a wedge, stamp, corner ; from Classical Latin cuneus, a wedge ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kū-, pointed from source Old Irish cuil, Classical Latin culex, gnat, Avestan sū-kā, needle
- to make (coins) by stamping metal
- to make (metal) into coins
- to make up; devise; invent (a new word or phrase)
- to make coins
- Brit. to make counterfeit money
- coiner noun
coin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A small piece of metal, usually flat and circular, authorized by a government for use as money.
- Metal money considered as a whole.
- A flat circular piece or object felt to resemble metal money: a pizza topped with coins of pepperoni.
- Architecture A corner or cornerstone.
- A mode of expression considered standard: Two-word verbs are valid linguistic coin in the 20th century.
- To make (pieces of money) from metal; mint or strike: coined silver dollars.
- To make pieces of money from (metal): coin gold.
- To devise (a new word or phrase).
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, die for stamping coins, wedge, from Latin cuneus, wedge.
- coinˈa·ble adjective
- coinˈer noun
coin - Investment & Finance Definition
A metal piece that is used as legal tender and is inscribed to show that it is backed by the government that issued it.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
coin - Phrases/Idioms
pay a person back in the same coin
the other side of the coin