WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
dol•lar /ˈdɑlɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Currencythe basic monetary unit of various countries, including the U.S. and Canada.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
dol•lar  (dolər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Currencya paper money, silver or cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of the United States, equal to 100 cents. Symbol: $
  2. Currencya silver or nickel coin and monetary unit of Canada, equal to 100 cents. Symbol: $
  3. Currencyany of the monetary units of various other nations, as Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Fiji, Guyana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Zimbabwe, equal to 100 cents.
  4. CurrencyAlso called  ringgit. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Brunei, equal to 100 sen.
  5. Currencyringgit (def. 1).
  6. Currencya thaler.
  7. Currencya peso.
  8. CurrencySee  Levant dollar. 
  9. Currencyyuan (def. 1).
  10. Currency[Brit. Slang.](formerly)
    • five-shilling piece;
      crown.
    • the sum of five shillings.
  • Low German, Dutch daler; cognate with German Taler, short for Joachimsthaler coin minted in Joachimsthal in Bohemia
  • earlier daler 1545–55


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

dollar /ˈdɒlə/ n
  1. the standard monetary unit of the US and its dependencies, divided into 100 cents
  2. the standard monetary unit, comprising 100 cents, of the following countries or territories: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, and Zimbabwe
  3. Brit informal (formerly) five shillings or a coin of this value
  4. look or feel (like) a million dollarsinformal to look or feel extremely well
Etymology: 16th Century: from Low German daler, from German Taler, Thaler, short for Joachimsthaler coin made from metal mined in Joachimsthal Jachymov, town now in the Czech Republic



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