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)



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