Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who denies or contradicts.
  • noun One who refuses or rejects.
  • noun One who disowns; one who refuses to own, avow, or acknowledge.
  • noun A silver coin (also called the norus denarius) introduced by the Carolingian dynasty into France, and soon issued, with varying types and legends, by other countries.
  • To obtain the fineness or size of (a silk thread) in deniers.
  • noun A unit of weight in the French system, in use before 1812, equal to 19⅔ troy grains.
  • noun A unit of weight for silk yarns, equal to about 8⅕ troy grains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who denies.
  • noun A small copper coin of insignificant value.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Person who denies something.
  • noun now historical An old French coin worth one-twelfth of a sou.
  • noun A unit of weight which indicates the fineness of fiber or yarn, equal to one gram per 9000 meters, used especially to measure or indicate the fineness of hosiery.

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

  • noun any of various former European coins of different denominations
  • noun one who denies
  • noun a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to deny + -er.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French denier, from Latin denarius.

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  • "A small coin of varying composition and value current in western Europe from the eighth century until the French Revolution."

    - The American Heritage Dictionary

    June 29, 2010