American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Spanish dollar. See dollar, 1. Also called duro. Also, a modern coin of various American states (Argentine Republic, Chili, etc.), worth from 69.8 to 96.5 United States cents. The following is a table of its values in United States cents:
- n. A silver siege-piece struck for Girone in Spain, in 1808, during the Peninsular war.
- n. Former unit of currency in Spain a Spain's colonies worth 8 reales; Spanish dollar.
- n. Former unit of currency in Argentina worth 1/100 austral.
- n. A coin equal to a Spanish dollar.
- n. Name of the currency of various countries: Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Philippines.
- n. A coin or note worth one peso.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A Spanish dollar; also, an Argentine, Chilian, Colombian, etc., coin, equal to from 75 cents to a dollar; also, a pound weight.
- n. the basic unit of money in the Philippines; equal to 100 centavos
- n. the basic unit of money in Colombia; equal to 100 centavos
- n. the basic unit of money in Uruguay; equal to 100 centesimos
- n. the basic unit of money in Mexico; equal to 100 centavos
- n. the basic unit of money in Guinea-Bissau; equal to 100 centavos
- n. the basic unit of money in Chile; equal to 100 centesimos
- n. the basic unit of money in the Dominican Republic; equal to 100 centavos
- n. the basic unit of money in Cuba; equal to 100 centavos
- From Spanish peso. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, from Latin pēnsum, something weighed, from neuter past participle of pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Which does not mean that the peso is going to increase in value in the near future.”
“Also according to the IMF research the peso is remarkably undervalued in comparison to the USD, they exstimate the exchange rate at PPP (purchase parity power) should be 7.6 instead of current 13.2, meaning living cost in Mexico is about 43% lower than in the USA.”
“So our poster above who wanted to know why Mexico didn't develop its own symbol for the peso is evidently a youngster who never encountered the two slash dollar sign.”
“April 22, 2010 - Steady at 4.00 Cuts budget for s-term peso rediscounting window”
“March 11, 2010 - Steady at 4.00 Cuts budget for s-term peso rediscounting window”
“Jan 28, 2010 - Steady at 4.00 Raises rate on s-term peso rediscounting window”
“The central bank increased by 50 basis points the rate on its short-term peso rediscounting facility at a policy meeting on Thursday, joining the likes of the United States, Europe and China in withdrawing measures meant to protect their economies from the fallout of the global downturn.”
“` weight ': peso (Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Philippines, Uruguay); its diminutive: peseta (Spain), and the same word in Portuguese: peso (Guinea-Bissau).”
“But what mostly undercut the peso was the bursting of a speculative debt bubble fueled by major Mexican transnationals.”
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