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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Those dollar signs promised ribeye, green bean almondine and mashed potatoes. Daliah Singer, The Know, "Restaurant review: Prohibition-era Arvada Tavern is all about the (really great) drinks," 26 June 2019 The crowd lining the streets did not see dollar signs, however. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Big spotlight means ‘everything changed’ for Imperial boxing champ Andy Ruiz Jr.," 23 June 2019 Intel has always placed the dollar sign in its proper place, before the price. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Take that Intel 10th-gen 'Comet Lake' CPU leak with a massive grain of salt," 10 July 2019 Now just imagine the uproar if the federation’s lawyers are seen to be quibbling over dollar signs as all of America is celebrating its latest team of sweethearts. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Opinion: More than title at stake for USWNT in World Cup final. Trophy would boost legal case," 6 July 2019 As the ball came across to her, waiting to just be turned into the goal, White said that her 'eyes were like dollar signs'., "Ellen White Reflects on Pivotal Lionesses Penalty in USA Semi-Final & Reveals Why She Didn't Take it," 3 July 2019 When workers first dug into the rusty dirt beneath the scrublands of Australia’s Tanami Desert to mine for gold in 2002, mining executives saw dollar signs. Quanta Magazine, "A Domesticated Dingo? No, but Some Are Getting Less Wild," 23 Jan. 2018 The first draft assigned broad cost ranges, using from one to three dollar signs to indicate potential costs. Josh Baugh,, "Dueling groups take on San Antonio proposed climate plan," 12 June 2019 This is San Francisco now, but its neighborhoods–and its houses–harbor truths that can’t be signified in dollar signs. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco Shows a City in Flux," 6 June 2019

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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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