- the basic monetary unit of the European Monetary Union and of various other countries: symbol, €
- Informal European ()
Origin of euroshortened ; from Europe or European
- European, European and: Euromart, Euro-Americanalso, before a vowel, Eur-
- European Union, European Monetary Union: Euromart, eurozone
nounpl. euro or eu·ros or Euro or Eu·ros
Origin of euroAfter Europe.
nounpl. euro or eu·ros
Origin of euroAdnyamathanha (Pama-Nyungan language of southern Australia) yuru, thuru or a kindred source in one or more neighboring Pama-Nyungan languages .
- Europe; European: Eurocommunism.
- a. Deposited outside the country of issue: Euroyen.b. Denominated in a currency other than the official currency of the country of issue: Eurobonds.
Origin of Euro-Sense 2, from such terms as Eurodollar, originally, United States dollars deposited in Europe.
(plural euro or euros)
- The plural recommended for use in official European documents written in English has been euro for some time, but this recommendation has been amended to euros.
The name euro was the winner of a contest open to the general public to propose names for the new European currency, and as such is technically a neologism, although it obviously alludes to the common root of geographical names for the continent Europe, derived from Latin Europa, from Ancient Greek Εὐρώπη (Eurōpē), the name in Greek mythology of a princess, abducted by Zeus as a bull across the Bosphorus.
- Macrobius robustus, a wallaroo (macropod species).
From Adnyamathanha yuru, thuru.
(plural Euros or Euro)
- Alternative spelling of euro, the currency and coin introduced 1999.
- (soccer, usually followed by the year) The UEFA European Football Championship, a European football competition held between the international teams of Europe every four years.
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The currency used by 12 Western European countries that agreed to give up their own currency and monetary policy. The countries using the euro are: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. The euro was introduced to bring the countries of Europe and their economies closer together and to reduce the cost of doing business among these countries. The European Central Bank was created to set monetary policy for the 12 member countries. The euro came into existence for financial transactions on January 1, 1999. Euro notes began circulating on January 1, 2002. The symbol is .