Money Definition

moneys, 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 coins.
Webster's New World
Any paper note issued by a government or an authorized bank and used in the same way; bank notes; bills.
Webster's New World
Any substance or article used as money, as bank notes, checks, etc.
Webster's New World
Pecuniary profit or loss.
He made money on the sale of his properties.
American Heritage
Property; possessions; wealth.
Webster's New World
for (one's) money
  • According to one's opinion, choice, or preference:

    For my money, it's not worth the trouble.

American Heritage
in the money
  • Rich; affluent.
  • Taking first, second, or third place in a contest on which a bet has been placed, such as a horserace.
American Heritage
on the money
  • Exact; precise.
American Heritage
put money on
  • To place a bet on.
American Heritage
put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is
  • To live up to one's words; act according to one's own advice.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Money


monies, moneys

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Money

Origin of Money

  • From Middle English moneie, moneye, from Old French moneie (“money"), from Latin monÄ“ta, 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")).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English moneie from Old French from Latin monēta mint, coinage from Monēta epithet of Juno, temple of Juno of Rome where money was coined

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

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