Definition of money
1 : something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: such asa : officially coined or stamped metal currency <newly minted money>b : money of accountc : paper money <handed the bank teller a wad of money>
2a : wealth reckoned in terms of money <made her money in the insurance business>b : an amount of money <raised the money for a new library>c moneys or monies plural : sums of money : funds <the collection of tax monies>
3 : a form or denomination of coin or paper money <wanted his money in $10 bills>
4a : the first, second, and third place winners (as in a horse or dog race) —usually used in the phrases in the money or out of the moneyb : prize money <his horse took third money>
5a : persons or interests possessing or controlling great wealth <politicians at the beck and call of money>b : a position of wealth <born into money>
for one's money
: according to one's preference or opinion <For my money, this is her best novel yet.>
on the money
: exactly right or accurate <His prediction that it would rain was right on the money.>
Examples of money in a sentence
That painting must be worth a lot of money.
He earned some money last summer as a musician.
We're trying to save enough money for a new car.
The town is raising money for the elementary school.
Friends would always ask her for money.
It's an interesting idea, but there's no money in it: it'll never sell.
He made his money in the insurance business.
They decided to put all their money in the stock market.
We didn't have much money when I was growing up.
Most of the project is being paid for by federal monies.
Origin and Etymology of money
Middle English moneye, from Anglo-French moneie, from Latin moneta mint, money — more at mint
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of money
: involving or reliable in a crucial situation <a money player> <a money pitch>
MONEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of money for English Language Learners
: something (such as coins or bills) used as a way to pay for goods and services and to pay people for their work
: a person's wealth : the money that a person has
monies : amounts of money
MONEY Defined for Kids
Definition of money for Students
1 : something (such as coins or bills) used to buy goods and services and to pay people for their work
2 : a person's wealth
Legal Definition of money
1 : an accepted or authorized medium of exchange; especially : coinage or negotiable paper issued as legal tender by a government
2a : assets or compensation in the form of or readily convertible into cash b : capital dealt in as a commodity to be lent, traded, or invested <mortgage money available from a lender> <the money supply> c pl : sums of money <collect tax moneys>
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