the dollar


: the value of a dollar when it is compared to another unit of money
The dollar dropped sharply against the pound.
the strength/weakness of the dollar
The dollar is worth more in Mexico.

Examples of the dollar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web City workers of color were getting paid 80.8 cents on the dollar compared with White employees in 2022. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 May 2024 For his part, Waller has dismissed concerns over the dollar’s status in the past. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 20 May 2024 But looking at the dollar amounts separating Black and white Americans’ wealth, the gap has grown, according to a review by a the fact-checking news organization PolitiFact. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 20 May 2024 Consider that each additional dollar spent will likely produce less benefit than the dollar before it, for two reasons. Jens Ludwig, Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2024 At March 31, 2024, the dollar value of remaining shares that may be repurchased under the Share Repurchase Program was $4,190,635. Miami Herald, 10 May 2024 Indeed, the krona fell 0.5% against the dollar Wednesday morning following the Riksbank’s announcement. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 8 May 2024 With a population the size of Ohio’s and a slightly smaller gross domestic product, the lack of restraint overshadowing the country’s public finances increasingly resembles that of the world’s biggest economy, but without the impunity that comes with printing the dollar. Craig Stirling, Fortune Europe, 9 May 2024 Some opportunistic investors have bought bankruptcy claims from the exchange’s customers for pennies on the dollar, hoping to profit when the payouts begin. David Yaffe-Bellany, New York Times, 8 May 2024

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“The dollar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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