Coin meaning

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A coin is defined as a round piece of money of a certain value.

An example of a coin is a dime.

noun
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To make coins.
verb
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Metal money considered as a whole.
noun
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A small piece of metal, usually flat and circular, authorized by a government for use as money.
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To make (pieces of money) from metal; mint or strike.

Coined silver dollars.

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To devise (a new word or phrase).
verb
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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.

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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.

verb
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Requiring one or more pieces of metal money for operation.

A coin washing machine.

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(slang) Money.
noun
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Requiring, or containing machines requiring, one or more coins for operation.

A coin laundry.

adjective
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To make up; devise; invent (a new word or phrase)
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(brit.) To make counterfeit money.
verb
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A metal piece that is used as legal tender and is inscribed to show that it is backed by the government that issued it.
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A city in Iowa.
pronoun
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An unincorporated community in Kentucky.
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(US, military) COunter INsurgency.
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A flat circular piece or object felt to resemble metal money.

A pizza topped with coins of pepperoni.

noun
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To make pieces of money from (metal).

Coin gold.

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A mode of expression considered standard.

Two-word verbs are valid linguistic coin in the 20th century.

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the other side of the coin
  • One of two differing or opposing views or sides.
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coin money
  • to earn or accumulate wealth rapidly
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pay a person back in the same coin
  • to treat a person in the same way the person treated oneself
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the other side of the coin
coin money
pay a person back in the same coin

Origin of coin

  • Middle English from Old French die for stamping coins, wedge from Latin cuneus wedge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition