\ ˈkash How to pronounce cash (audio) \

Definition of cash

 (Entry 1 of 4)

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

Definition of cash (Entry 2 of 4)

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

cash

verb
cashed; cashing; cashes

Definition of cash (Entry 3 of 4)

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)
plural cash

Definition of cash (Entry 4 of 4)

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

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Noun (2)

4cash 1

In the meaning defined above

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Other Words from cash

Verb

cashable \ ˈka-​shə-​bəl How to pronounce cash (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for cash

Synonyms: Noun (1)

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Examples of cash in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of cash

Noun (1)

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1622, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cash

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

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

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Cite this Entry

“Cash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cash. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for cash

cash

verb

English Language Learners Definition of cash

: to give or get cash for (a check)

cash

noun
\ ˈkash How to pronounce cash (audio) \

Kids Definition of cash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

cash

verb
cashed; cashing

Kids Definition of cash (Entry 2 of 2)

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

cash

noun

Legal 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
cash against documents
: a sight draft in exchange for a bill of lading agree that the buyer will pay cash against documents

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