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 unit of the European Monetary Union. Symbol: €
  • n. A coin with a facial value of 1 euro.
  • n. A caucasoid.
  • n. Macrobius robustus, a wallaroo (macropod species).

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

  • n. the basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union (introduced in 1999); in 2002 twelve European nations (Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Finland) adopted the euro as their basic unit of money and abandoned their traditional currencies

Etymologies

After Europe .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Adnyamathanha yuru, thuru. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mr. Goodhart points out that the term euro bond is used loosely and could describe many different operations.

    Euro Bonds Gain Momentum, With Limits

  • In a letter to the Dutch EU presidency, the Lithuanian government insisted: "The non-inflective form of the term euro is unacceptable to the Lithuanian language."

    languagehat.com: THE ERISTIC GENITIVE OF EURO.

  • For most of his term the euro has been a strong currency, at times reaching $1.60.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • Bundchen said: "The story of the euro is a lie," she told the Brazilian newspaper O Globo in comments published Wednesday.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • We asked one bookseller why prices were so high and he cited import costs and volume … cost the about the same to ship 1000 books as 5000, and have to spread that cost over fewer purchasers … also a lot of books come from the UK and the euro is almost 2.5 tmes higher than the kiwi.

    Yasmine Galenorn Update: Title Change « Urban Fantasy Land

  • A rather unintelligent fairy tale. 90% of euros in Germany ARE German euros, and the euro is the euro whether Juan Carlos I is on it or not.

    McCain: Zapatero who?

  • "It just can't be that the euro is as good as the dollar."

    European Political and Economic Issues

  • I'm not saying the euro is a cure-all but certainly it is constructive for the equity markets in the euro zone in our opinion.

    Annual Financial Forum

  • The introduction of the euro is therefore a major opportunity for London.

    London: Ready for the Euro

  • ATHENS — The massive emergency fund assembled to defend the value of the euro is backed by a political gamble with an uncertain outcome: that European governments will rewrite a post-World War II social contract that has been generous to workers and retirees but has become increasingly unaffordable for an aging population.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Taking ObamaCare Challenges Seriously

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  • "alt gr + e" on my Italian keyboard.

    December 3, 2008

  • €€€€€€€€€

    (altgr+4)

    December 3, 2008

  • Bah, European Central Bank wins the image search.

    December 3, 2008

  • It's always been a quid a quoll in my neck of the woods. Pigs, on the other hand, cost a guinea.

    December 3, 2008

  • Bilby, you can still tag it © and get royalties on Wordie PRO!...

    December 3, 2008

  • Yaybob, the faq page and a look at my Wordie for dummies! might help you.

    December 3, 2008

  • Yaybob: The way to make a URL into a clickable link is

    a href="URL here" label for target link /a, with the braces replaced by <>

    December 3, 2008

  • Thanks to sionnach for "a href="URL here" label for target link /a, with the braces replaced by <>"

    December 3, 2008

  • Hey, it was ours first! The EU stole it!

    December 3, 2008

  • Equals to 1.98 Australian marsupials.

    December 3, 2008

  • An alternate and little used meaning of the word euro is in reference to a macropodine marsupial pictured HERE


    December 3, 2008