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1cash

noun \ˈkash\

Definition of CASH

1
:  ready money
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

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

2cash

adjective

Definition of CASH

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

First Known Use of CASH

1622

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

3cash

verb

: to give or get cash for (a check)

Full Definition of CASH

transitive verb
1
:  to pay or obtain cash for <cash a check>
2
:  to lead and win a bridge trick with (a card that is the highest remaining card of its suit)
cash·able \ˈka-shə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of CASH

  1. The store wouldn't cash the check.
  2. He cashed his paycheck at the bank.

First Known Use of CASH

1811

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

4cash

noun
plural cash

Definition of CASH

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
:  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

1cash

noun \ˈkash\

Definition of CASH for Kids

1
:  money in the form of coins or bills
2
:  money or its equivalent (as a check) paid for goods at the time of purchase or delivery

2cash

verb
cashedcash·ing

Definition of CASH for Kids

:  to give or get cash for <The bank refused to cash his check.>
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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