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

Definition of euro

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the common basic monetary unit of most countries of the European Union

Note: As of January 1, 2014 the euro is used in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, 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


noun (2)
eu·​ro | \ ˈyu̇r-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce euro (audio) \
plural euros

Definition of euro (Entry 2 of 3)


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

Definition of Euro (Entry 3 of 3)

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Euro noun

First Known Use of euro

Noun (1)

1971, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1855, in the meaning defined above


1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for euro

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

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“Euro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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

Kids Definition of euro

: a coin or bill used by many countries of the European Union

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