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noun (1)

eu·​ro ˈyu̇r-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce euro (audio)
variants or less commonly Euro
plural euros also euro or Euros or Euro
: the common basic monetary unit of most countries of the European Union

Note: As of January 1, 2023 the euro is used in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. It is also used in the Canary Islands, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, and the independent, non-E.U. members Andorra, Kosovo, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, and Vatican City.

see Money Table


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noun (2)

eu·​ro ˈyu̇r-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce euro (audio)
plural euros


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Eu·​ro ˈyu̇r-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Euro (audio)
Euro noun

Examples of euro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Atos is seeking 1 billion euros in new funding and plans to cut the company’s current debt pile by at least half, Bloomberg reports, as pressure mounts after a series of blunders including supply chain constraints and accounting errors led to a 97% drop in Atos’ shares over the past seven years. John Kell, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2024 In France this year, a group of conservative legislators introduced a bill to ban doctors from prescribing puberty blockers and hormones, with punishments of two years’ imprisonment and a fine of 30,000 euros, or about $32,600. Azeen Ghorayshi, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 In a bid to stave off strikes, the government has offered state workers bonuses of 500 to 1,500 euros for their efforts (around $530-$1,630). Alexander Smith, NBC News, 9 Apr. 2024 Prices for these vacation packages range anywhere from 124 euros to 435 euros, depending on the destination, length of the trip, and whether transportation is included. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Apr. 2024 Formula 1 owner Liberty Media, led by chairman John Malone and CEO Greg Maffei, has struck a deal to acquire a big majority stake in the company behind the motorcycle racing circuit MotoGP in a deal that puts an enterprise value of 4.2 billion euro ($4.5 billion) on the firm. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Apr. 2024 The 56% jump in compensation from 2022 included $10.8 million (10 million euro) in bonuses. Detroit Free Press, 29 Mar. 2024 See Tickets sold around 44 million tickets last year, generating 105 million euros ($115.8 million). Elizabeth Dilts Marshall, Billboard, 2 Apr. 2024 At the same time, Croatia also adopted the euro as its currency. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 2 Apr. 2024

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Word History


Noun (1)

short for the equivalent of Europe or European in the languages of the European Union

Noun (2)

Adnyamathanha (Australian aboriginal language of South Australia) yuru

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1971, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1855, in the meaning defined above


1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of euro was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Euro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


plural euros also euro
: the common basic unit of money of most countries of the European Union

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