Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Table at currency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The currency of Venezuela.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gold, and also a silver, coin of Venezuela, worth about 19 cents.
  • n. A large ginger-cake.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the basic unit of money in Venezuela; equal to 100 centimos
  • n. Venezuelan statesman who led the revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule; founded Bolivia in 1825 (1783-1830)

Etymologies

American Spanish bolívar, after Simón Bolívar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The bolivar is now worth about one-ninth what it was then, relative to the dollar (which, of course, has also declined in value).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Venezuela

  • With Venezuelan crude oil around $80 per barrel, the local currency known as the bolivar ought to be strong.

    Desperado

  • Rica, some from Columbia, and so making sure we can pay those bills with a currency other than the bolivar is the challenge

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  • The minimum wage in 2009 was 880 bolivares (the currency was devalued by a factor of 1000 a few years ago); the bolivar has since been devalued by half.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Venezuela

  • The devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar cut sales by $11.4 million.

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  • In December, the company wrote the plants off as discontinued operations, taking a $329 million charge related to the write-off as well as to the devalued bolivar, she aid.

    Venezuela Roils Multinationals

  • Mattel Inc. and Clorox Co. in earnings calls also bemoaned the bolivar's decline.

    Venezuela Roils Multinationals

  • Diageo PLC has been pegging the prices of its premium spirits to dollar equivalents and introducing less-expensive brands into Venezuela as the bolivar devalues, Diageo executives said in an interview last month.

    Venezuela Roils Multinationals

  • For the company's first half, the weaker bolivar had a negative impact of £211 million $343 million.

    Venezuela Roils Multinationals

  • "Unfortunately, we are facing further headwinds from the bolivar as we enter 2011," Mead Johnson's finance chief, Peter Leemputte , said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call.

    Venezuela Roils Multinationals

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