I have a dollar in coins.
seeking a job that pays plenty of coinVerb
The coach coined the phrase “refuse to lose.”
William Shakespeare is believed to have coined many words.
The nation plans to coin more money.
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And, thanks to the deals, the surplus of coins can go right back into the fund for next year.—Sarah Han, Allure, 19 Nov. 2023 The Super Mario part asks you to navigate throughout the game world by running and jumping and grabbing coins, occasionally bonking floating blocks with your head to get stuff out of them.—Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 15 Nov. 2023 On the flip side of the coin stand those clients determined to steer clear of any and all financial pitfalls.—Todd Longwell, Variety, 8 Nov. 2023 Beggars were given marked coins that no shop would accept.—Ilana Masad, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2023 Queen Elizabeth wore the accessory numerous times throughout her 70 years on the throne, including in depictions of her on some British and Commonwealth banknotes and coins.—Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 The gifts range from stickers of roses and the TikTok logo, which cost just a couple of coins, up to animations that take over the full screen that cost up to 45,000 coins.—WIRED, 26 Oct. 2023 Gold coins, bars and collectibles For some investors, ownership of shares of a stock or fund might seem a little abstract.—Chris Taylor, wsj.com, 25 Oct. 2023 This all came to a head when investors decided to sell their coins on the exchange.—Brandy Hadley, The Conversation, 7 Nov. 2023
Astronomers first coined this term in the 1980s, but then, for decades, it was largely forgotten.—Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 The crown jewel of Dalio’s new creations was called the Politburo, its name borrowed from the decision-making body of China’s Communist Party and first coined by Russian Bolsheviks.—Rob Copeland, Fortune, 11 Nov. 2023 Since the term was coined, in the eighteen-sixties, Americans have gone through cycles of enchantment and disenchantment with the idea.—Ryan Ruby, The New Yorker, 24 Oct. 2023 Early in the coronavirus pandemic—not long after public-health experts began coining terms such as coronasomnia to describe one of the side effects of the growing crisis—hotels began embracing a new genre of travel.—Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 12 Oct. 2023 In 2020, Wall Street Journal columnist Christopher Mims coined the term Huang’s Law after Nvidia co-founder and Chief Executive Jensen Huang, which stated that the silicon chips that power AI more than double in performance every two years.—Steven Rosenbush, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2023 As early as the mid-1950s, paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart coined the idea that our early ancestors hunted animals to survive on the barren African savannah.—Katharina Menne, Scientific American, 25 Oct. 2023 The psychologists Philip Brickman and Donald T. Campbell coined a term for this phenomenon: the hedonic treadmill.—Shane Parrish, Time, 6 Oct. 2023 The shared purpose Johnson was hitting on, that joie de vivre that served as the basis for David Émile Durkheim’s theory of religion, was coined by the sociologist in the 20th century.—Tyler R. Tynes, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023
The victim told him where to find a bedroom safe and coin jar, which together contained $230.—Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com, 21 June 2017 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French coing wedge, corner, from Latin cuneus wedge