The United States one dollar bill.
dollar definition by Webster's New World
- ☆ the basic monetary unit of the U.S., equal to 100 cents: symbol, $: certain other countries, as Ecuador, Panama, El Salvador, and the Marshall Islands, have officially adopted this monetary unit
- any of the standard monetary units of various other countries, as of Australia, Barbados, and Canada
- the Mexican peso
- a coin or piece of paper money of the value of a dollar
- Obsolete a Spanish coin (piece of eight) used in American Revolutionary times
Origin: Low German and amp; Flemish daler ; from German thaler (now taler), contr. ; from Joachimsthaler, coin made (orig. in 1519) at (St.) Joachimstal, Bohemia ; from (St.) Joachim plush thal, tal, valley: see dale
dollar definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- See Table at currency.
- A coin or note worth one dollar.
Origin: Low German daler, taler, from German Taler, short for Joachimstaler, after Joachimstal (Jáchymov), a town of northwest Czech Republic where similar coins were first minted.
dollar - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of the United States, comprised of 100 cents. Traders shorten it to USD. The U.S. dollar is the world’s most frequently used currency in business transactions. Even transactions not involving a U.S. party often are cited in dollars. The dollar is also the name for the currency unit of Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Turk and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, and Zimbabwe.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.