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cash

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noun \ˈkash\

Definition of cash

  1. 1 :  ready money

  2. 2 :  money or its equivalent (as a check) paid for goods or services at the time of purchase or delivery



Origin of cash

modification of Middle French or Old Italian; Middle French casse money box, from Old Italian cassa, from Latin capsa chest — more at case


First Known Use: 1593


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cash

adjective

Definition of cash

  1. :  being a method of accounting that includes as income only what has been received and as expenses only those paid — compare accrual



1622

First Known Use of cash

1622


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cash

verb

Simple Definition of cash

  • : to give or get cash for (a check)

Full Definition of cash

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pay or obtain cash for <cash a check>

  3. 2 :  to lead and win a bridge trick with (a card that is the highest remaining card of its suit)

cash·able play \ˈka-shə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of cash

  1. The store wouldn't cash the check.

  2. He cashed his paycheck at the bank.



1811

First Known Use of cash

1811


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cash

noun

Definition of cash

plural cash

  1. 1 :  any of various coins of small value in China and southern India; especially :  a Chinese coin with a square hole in the center

  2. 2 :  a unit of value equivalent to one cash



Illustration of cash

Origin of cash

Portuguese caixa, from Tamil kācu, a small copper coin, from Sanskrit karṣa, a weight of gold or silver


First Known Use: 1598



CASH Defined for Kids

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cash

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noun \ˈkash\

Definition of cash

  1. 1 :  money in the form of coins or bills

  2. 2 :  money or its equivalent (as a check) paid for goods at the time of purchase or delivery




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cash

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verb

Definition of cash

cashedcash·ing

  1. :  to give or get cash for <The bank refused to cash his check.>





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