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
I think our coinage is artistically of atrocious hideousness.
Another Italian word, imbroglio, “a confused entanglement,” was used by editors of The New Republic in a portmanteau coinage.
There's probably no more irksome character than the humble hyphen, and though I'd love to develop a devil-may-care attitude toward it (got the bugger right that time, I reckon!), my newest coinage is hyphenhate, so you can guess just how I feel after 39713 of them and still counting.
Then, as now, the change in coinage was politically sensitive because the public had expressed dissatisfaction with lightweight British copper coins.
Stand back, everybody, I feel a new word coinage coming on.
They are, to lift a Wordsworthian coinage from the 1805 version of
His Highness, however, has not notified in what way the new coinage is to be introduced, and the old coins withdrawn from circulation.
[T] he material used in the Cabool coinage is almost entirely Company's Rupees about 22,00,000 of the latter having been melted down last year when the number of Cabool Rupees struck was 27,65,612 and the quantity of bullion brought to the mint equal in weight to only Company's Rupees 85,258.
LeÅniewski later dropped the term ˜mnogoÅÄ™ and instead invented the term ˜Mereology™, meaning ˜theory of parts™, an irregular coinage from the Greek Î¼ÎµÏÎÏ, part, in order to differentiate his view from what he ironically called
Senators from the silver producing states, and especially Stewart, were continually harping on "the crime of 1873," as they called the coinage act of that year, a careful statement of which has already been made in these volumes.