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money

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noun, often attributive mon·ey \ˈmə-nē\

Simple Definition of money

  • : something (such as coins or bills) used as a way to pay for goods and services and to pay people for their work

  • : a person's wealth : the money that a person has

  • monies : amounts of money

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of money

plural

moneys

or

monies

play \ˈmə-nēz\
  1. 1 :  something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: as a :  officially coined or stamped metal currency b :  money of account c :  paper money

  2. 2 a :  wealth reckoned in terms of money b :  an amount of money c plural :  sums of money :  funds

  3. 3 :  a form or denomination of coin or paper money

  4. 4 a :  the first, second, and third place winners (as in a horse or dog race) —usually used in the phrases in the money or out of the money b :  prize money <his horse took third money>

  5. 5 a :  persons or interests possessing or controlling great wealth b :  a position of wealth <born into money>

for one's money

  1. :  according to one's preference or opinion

on the money

  1. :  exactly right or accurate

Examples of money in a sentence

  1. That painting must be worth a lot of money.

  2. He earned some money last summer as a musician.

  3. We're trying to save enough money for a new car.

  4. The town is raising money for the elementary school.

  5. Friends would always ask her for money.

  6. It's an interesting idea, but there's no money in it: it'll never sell.

  7. He made his money in the insurance business.

  8. They decided to put all their money in the stock market.

  9. We didn't have much money when I was growing up.

  10. Most of the project is being paid for by federal monies.



Origin and Etymology of money

Middle English moneye, from Anglo-French moneie, from Latin moneta mint, money — more at mint


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Monetary Terms


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money

adjective mon·ey

Definition of money

  1. :  involving or reliable in a crucial situation <a money player> <a money pitch>



Circa 1934

First Known Use of money

circa 1934

Rhymes with money



MONEY Defined for Kids

money

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noun mon·ey \ˈmə-nē\

Definition of money for Students

plural

moneys

or

monies

\-ēz\
  1. 1 :  something (such as coins or bills) used to buy goods and services and to pay people for their work

  2. 2 :  a person's wealth




Law Dictionary

money

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noun mon·ey \ˈmə-nē\

Legal Definition of money

plural

moneys

or

monies

\ˈmə-nēz\ play
  1. 1 :  an accepted or authorized medium of exchange; especially :  coinage or negotiable paper issued as legal tender by a government

  2. 2a :  assets or compensation in the form of or readily convertible into cash b :  capital dealt in as a commodity to be lent, traded, or invested <mortgage money available from a lender> <the money supply> c pl :  sums of money <collect tax moneys>





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