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
Full Definition of money
plural moneys or mon·ies play \ˈmə-nēz\
2 a : wealth reckoned in terms of money b : an amount of money c plural : sums of money : funds
3 : a form or denomination of coin or paper money
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 a : persons or interests possessing or controlling great wealth b : a position of wealth <born into money>
: according to one's preference or opinion
: exactly right or accurate
Examples of money
That painting must be worth a lot of money.
He earned some money last summer as a musician.
We're trying to save enough money for a new car.
The town is raising money for the elementary school.
Friends would always ask her for money.
It's an interesting idea, but there's no money in it: it'll never sell.
He made his money in the insurance business.
They decided to put all their money in the stock market.
We didn't have much money when I was growing up.
Most of the project is being paid for by federal monies.
Origin of money
Middle English moneye, from Anglo-French moneie, from Latin moneta mint, money — more at mint
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of money
: involving or reliable in a crucial situation <a money player> <a money pitch>
First Known Use of money
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