- Money is currency used to buy goods and services or having a lot of wealth.
- An example of money is a dollar bill.
- An example of money is what a person has if they are a millionaire.
nounpl. moneys or monies
- standard pieces of gold, silver, copper, nickel, etc., stamped by government authority and used as a medium of exchange and measure of value; coin or coinsalso called hard money
- any paper note issued by a government or an authorized bank and used in the same way; bank notes; billsalso called paper money
- standard pieces of gold, silver, copper, nickel, etc., stamped by government authority and used as a medium of exchange and measure of value; coin or coins
- any substance or article used as money, as bank notes, checks, etc.
- any definite or indefinite sum of money
- property; possessions; wealth
- very wealthy persons or groups
- any form or denomination of legally current money
- money of account
- money won as a prize
- sums of money
Origin of moneyOld French moneie ; from Classical Latin moneta, a mint
for one's money
have money to burn
in the moneySlang
- among the winners, as in a contest, race, etc.
- prosperous; wealthy; successful
one's money's worth
on the moneySlang
put money into
put money on
nounpl. mon·eys or mon·ies
- A medium that can be exchanged for goods and services and is used as a measure of their values on the market, including among its forms a commodity such as gold, an officially issued coin or note, or a deposit in a checking account or other readily liquefiable account.
- The official currency, coins, and negotiable paper notes issued by a government.
- Assets and property considered in terms of monetary value; wealth.
- a. Pecuniary profit or loss: He made money on the sale of his properties.b. One's salary; pay: It was a terrible job, but the money was good.
- An amount of cash or credit: raised the money for the new playground.
- often moneys, monies Sums of money, especially of a specified nature: state tax moneys; monies set aside for research and development.
- A wealthy person, family, or group: to come from old money; to marry into money.
Origin of moneyMiddle English moneie, from Old French, from Latin monēta, mint, coinage, from Monēta, epithet of Juno, temple of Juno of Rome where money was coined.
(usually uncountable, plural moneys or monies)
- 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.
- 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.
- A currency maintained by a state or other entity which can guarantee its value (such as a monetary union).
- Hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks, credit cards, or credit more generally.
- The total value of liquid assets available for an individual or other economic unit, such as cash and bank deposits.
- He was born with money.
- An item of value between two parties used for the exchange of goods or services.
- A person who funds an operation.
- (as a modifier) Of or pertaining to money; monetary.
- money supply; money market
From Middle English moneie, moneye, from Old French moneie (“money”), from Latin monēta, from the name of the temple of Juno Moneta in Rome, where a mint was. Displaced native Middle English schat (“money, treasure”) (from Old English sceatt (“money, treasure, coin”)), Middle English feoh (“money, property”) (from Old English feoh (“money, property, cattle”)).
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money - Investment & Finance Definition
An instrument that serves as a medium of exchange, has a standard of value, and is a means to save or store purchasing power. In the United States, money takes the form of paper currency and coins issued by the U.S. Treasury. Paper notes and coins issued by other governments also are considered money. Gold, silver and other metals have been used as money in the past with limited usage now.
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