dollar sign


Definition of dollar sign 

: a mark $ placed before a number to indicate that it stands for dollars

called also dollar mark

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There's an assumption of well-being attached to happy faces and dollar signs. Jeneé Osterheldt, kansascity, "Superwomen like Kate Spade smile to hide the pain. Time to hang up the cape and live," 5 June 2018 The suspect was also in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana in plastic bags with green dollar signs printed on them. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Loaded AK-47, Glock, body armor and drugs found in Fort Bend vehicle," 27 Apr. 2018 To make matters even more difficult for rural communities, major telecom companies don’t see many dollar signs in their own future by providing rural areas with access to the expensive infrastructure. Phil Mccausland /, NBC News, "Rural communities see big returns with broadband access, but roadblocks persist," 11 June 2018 To keep it simple, carve your name onto the candle using a toothpick or other safe pointy object, along with symbols such as dollar signs that represent your desires. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "How to Harness the Magical Power of Each Moon Phase," 3 July 2018 Mark Cuban also suited up, wearing a single dollar sign as his jersey number. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Dirk's baseball game creates more magic as two Santa Fe shooting survivors throw out first pitch," 8 June 2018 Beilein has never been the type to chase dollar signs. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball must pay John Beilein, staff whatever they want," 1 June 2018 Wired magazine says investors should see dollar signs! Rex Moore, USA TODAY, "If doctors are right, investors should know about this “discovery of the century”," 28 May 2018 With all those dollar signs flying around, spending money here is well spent., "Independence Beer Garden opens, Clover Market, and other great happenings, April 20-27," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of dollar sign

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dollar sign was in 1881

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English Language Learners Definition of dollar sign

: a symbol $ placed before a number to show that it represents an amount of dollars

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