American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A note of U.S. currency.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A legal-tender note of the United States: so called because the back is printed with green ink. The first issue, of $150,000,000, was authorized by a law of February 25th, 1862; the second, of the same amount, by a law of July 11th, 1862; and the third, also of $150,000,000, by a law of March 3d, 1863. By subsequent acts the amount was somewhat decreased, and an act of March 31st, 1878, had the effect of fixing the amount then current ($346,681,016) as the regular circulation.
- n. The garfish, Belone vulgaris.
- n. The American golden plover or golden-back. Also called greenhead.
- n. A humming-bird of the genus Panoplites.
- n. A frog.
- n. Salmo stomias, the trout of the Arkansas river.
- n. US Any bill that is legal tender in the US (originally printed with green and black ink) issued by the Federal Reserve.
- n. The United States dollar.
- n. A unit of American currency issued during the Civil War by the Treasury Department.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of the legal tender notes of the United States; a note of paper currency of the United States; -- first issued in 1862, and having the devices on the back printed with green ink, to prevent alterations and counterfeits.
- n. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
“Amid the dollar rout of the 1970s, Treasury Secretary John Connally famously told a group of fretting Europeans that the greenback is our currency, but your problem.”
“The primary lifeboat for the greenback is the TINA (there is no alternative) syndrome; historically, there's been no global alternative to the US dollar since around the end of the Second World War.”
“The greenback, in other words, is not just America's currency.”
“Morganson's swimming eyes saw him drawing a greenback from a fat roll, and”
“But against the rest of the region's currencies, the greenback is expected to get a lift this quarter.”
“The fact that the greenback is used to denominate so many commodities and transactions, even ones where no US agent is involved, is of tremendous value and advantage to the US.”
“Morganson's swimming eyes saw him drawing a greenback from a fat roll, and Morganson's swimming eyes cleared on the instant.”
“This balanced by the dropping loonie: a drop in one penny relative to the greenback translates into an annualized additional $210 million in revenues.”
“The president authorized issuance of a novel national currency -- the "greenback" -- that had no backing in gold reserves and therefore outraged orthodox thinking.”
“And he was also the first president to issue a paper currency - the "greenback" - that wasn't backed by gold or silver.”
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