from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small piece of metal, usually flat and circular, authorized by a government for use as money.
- noun Metal money considered as a whole.
- noun A flat circular piece or object felt to resemble metal money.
- noun A mode of expression considered standard.
- transitive verb To make (pieces of money) from metal; mint or strike.
- transitive verb To make pieces of money from (metal).
- transitive verb To devise (a new word or phrase).
- adjective Requiring one or more pieces of metal money for operation.
- idiom (the other side of the coin) One of two differing or opposing views or sides.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A quince.
- To stamp and convert into money; mint: as, to
- To make by coining metals: said of money.
- To represent on a coin.
- To make; fabricate; invent: as, to
- In tin-works, to weigh and stamp (tin blocks).
- To yield to the process of minting; be suitable for conversion into metallic money; be coinable.
- noun In architecture, a corner or an angle. See
- noun The specific name given to various wedge-shaped pieces used for different purposes, as—
- noun for raising or lowering a piece of ordnance;
- noun for locking a printers' form;
- noun for fixing casks in their places, as on board a ship. See
- noun A die employed for stamping money.
- noun Hence A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, or some alloy, converted into money by impressing on it officially authorized marks, figures, or characters: as, gold coins; a copper coin; counterfeit coins.
- noun Collectively, coined money; coinage; a particular quantity or the general supply of metallic money: as, a large stock of coin; the current coin of the realm.
- noun Figuratively, anything that serves for payment, requital, or recompense.
- noun [F.] The clock of a stocking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See
coigne, and quoin.
- noun A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; -- much used in a collective sense.
- noun That which serves for payment or recompense.
- noun See
- noun [Colloq.] to return to one the same kind of injury or ill treatment as has been received from him.
- transitive verb To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture.
- transitive verb To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate.
- transitive verb To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
- intransitive verb To manufacture counterfeit money.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun money A piece of
currency, usually metallicand in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.
- noun A
tokenused in a special establishmentlike a casino(also called a chip).
- noun One of the
suitsof minor arcanain tarot, or a card of that suit.
- verb to create coins.
- verb to make up or invent, and establish
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb make up
- noun a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
- verb form by stamping, punching, or printing
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
United States and England being the two great commercial and gold producing nations, speaking the same tongue, and having the same coinage, would make the coin and the _language of the coin_ of the world the same, the first great step toward a universal language.
The new Qin coin is inscribed simply with its weight, expressed in two Chinese characters ban liang.
Even so, if a coin is artificially toned, it will, in most cases, have the same metallic composition, especially including trace metals, as it did before it was artificially toned.
As ruthless hunters search for the stolen artifact, Gray Pierce discovers that the coin is the key to unlocking a plot that dates back to the Cold War and threatens the very foundation of humanity.
This coin is actually rarer than its gold counterpart.
The Israel Antiquities Authority says the coin is the heaviest and has the highest contemporary value of any coin ever found in an excavation in Israel.
In many civilizations debasing a coin is a very serious offense and punishable by death.
Another side of the coin is the irony of a officer employed by a (even-if-uncharged) DNA-collecting organisation, wanting privacy. on June 17, 2009 at 9: 22 pm inspectorgadget
I will admit that the coin is a bit busy for being the back of a quarter, but the Grizzly catching the fish is awesome.
While it has been lightly dipped and lightly cleaned, the overall look of the coin is appealing.