An example of money is a dollar bill.
An example of money is what a person has if they are a millionaire.
To come from old money; to marry into money.
Raised the money for the new playground.
State tax moneys; monies set aside for research and development.
Before colonial times cowry shells imported from Mauritius were used as money in Western Africa.
- According to one's opinion, choice, or preference:For my money, it's not worth the trouble.
- Rich; affluent.
- Taking first, second, or third place in a contest on which a bet has been placed, such as a horserace.
- Exact; precise.
- To place a bet on.
- To live up to one's words; act according to one's own advice.
- in my opinion
- as to my preference
- to have more money than one needs, so that some can be spent foolishly
- among the winners, as in a contest, race, etc.
- prosperous; wealthy; successful
- to gain profits; become wealthy
- full value or benefit
- exact; correctThe prediction was right on the money.
- to invest money in
- to bet on
- to put even more money into a failing investment, in a misguided attempt to save or sustain it
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of money
- 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
- 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")).