from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To convert (an asset) into cash, as by selling the asset or using it as security for a loan.
  • transitive verb To convert into a source of income.
  • transitive verb To express or render in terms of money.
  • transitive verb To purchase (government debt) in the open market using central bank funds, leading to an expansion of the money supply.
  • transitive verb To establish (a metal) as a currency, especially by minting coins.
  • transitive verb To convert (an economy or sector) from a system of barter to one based on the exchange of money.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To give the character of money to; legalize as money; coin into money.

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

  • transitive verb To convert into money; to adopt as current money.

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

  • verb To convert something (especially a security) into currency
  • verb To mint money
  • verb To establish a currency as legal tender
  • verb To make a business activity profit-generating, particularly in computer and internet-related activities.

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

  • verb give legal value to or establish as the legal tender of a country


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin monēta, money; see money.]



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