from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Money in the form of bills or coins; currency.
- n. Payment for goods or services in currency or by check.
- transitive v. To exchange for or convert into ready money: cash a check; cash in one's gambling chips.
- cash in To withdraw from a venture by or as if by settling one's account.
- cash in Informal To obtain a profit or other advantage by timely exploitation: Profiteers cashed in during the gasoline shortage.
- cash in Slang To die.
- cash out To dispose of a long-held asset for profit: Hard-pressed farmers are tempted to cash out by selling their valuable land.
- idiom cash on the barrelhead Immediate payment: You must pay cash on the barrelhead; we don't offer credit.
- n. Any of various Asian coins of small denomination, especially a copper and lead coin with a square hole in its center.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Money in the form of notes/bills and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks or electronic transactions.
- n. Money.
- n. Cash register.
- v. To exchange (a check/cheque) for money in the form of notes/bills.
- v. To obtain a payout from a tournament.
- n. Any of several low-denomination coins of India or China, especially the Chinese copper coin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place where money is kept, or where it is deposited and paid out; a money box.
- n. Ready money; especially, coin or specie; but also applied to bank notes, drafts, bonds, or any paper easily convertible into money.
- n. Immediate or prompt payment in current funds.
- transitive v. To pay, or to receive, cash for; to exchange for money.
- transitive v. To disband.
- n. A Chinese coin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To discard; disband; cashier.
- n. Disbandment.
- n. A receptacle for money; a money-box.
- n. Money; primarily, ready money; money on hand or at command.
- n. Money in hand; actual money, as distinguished from other property. Synonyms See money.
- To turn into money, or to exchange for money: as, to cash a note or an order.
- To pay money for: as, the paying teller of a bank cashes notes when presented.
- n. The name given by foreigners to the only coin in use among the Chinese, and called by them tsien (pronounced chen).
- n. The name sometimes given by foreigners to a li (pronounced lē), or thousandth part of a Chinese liang or ounce.
- n. A copper coin used for currency in Madras under the East India Company.
- n. A coin of Pondicherry, having a value of one third of a cent.
- n. A money of account in Sumatra, worth about 3 cents.
- n. A prehistoric wooden road, resembling an American plankroad, or corduroy road.
- n. In coalmining, soft shale or bind.
- n. An abbreviation of cashier.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. money in the form of bills or coins
- v. exchange for cash
- n. prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check
- n. United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003)
Obsolete French casse, money box (from Norman French; see case2) or from Italian cassa (from Latin capsa, case).
Portuguese caixa, from Tamil kācu, a small coin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French caisse ("money box"), from Old Provençal caissa, from Old Italian cassa, from Latin capsa ("box, case"), from capio ("I take, I seize, I receive"), from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (“to grasp”). (Wiktionary)
From Tamil காசு (kāsu). (Wiktionary)