from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The right or process of making coins.
- n. Metal currency.
- n. A system of metal currency.
- n. A new word or phrase.
- n. The invention of new words.
- n. Ancestry or social background: "Count Gengler was of common coinage, but in coming to America he took on a royal name” ( Jimmy Breslin).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of coining money.
- n. Coins taken collectively; currency.
- n. The creation of new words, neologizing.
- n. Something which has been made or invented, especially a coined word.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of converting metal into money.
- n. Coins; the aggregate coin of a time or place.
- n. The cost or expense of coining money.
- n. The act or process of fabricating or inventing; formation; fabrication; that which is fabricated or forged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act, art, or process of making coins.
- n. Coin; money coined; pieces of metal stamped by the proper authority for use as a circulating medium.
- n. The charges or expense of coining money.
- n. The act or process of forming or producing; invention; fabrication.
- n. That which is fabricated or produced.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a newly invented word or phrase
- n. coins collectively
- n. the act of inventing a word or phrase
From coin + -age. (Wiktionary)