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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
mon•ey /ˈmʌni/USA pronunciation
n., pl. mon•eys, mon•ies, adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
adj. [before a noun]
- the coins and bills issued by a country to buy something:He doesn't have a lot of money with him.
- wealth:Money can't buy love.
- of or relating to money or finance:a money drawer.
- Idiomsfor my money, according to my opinion:For my money, she'd make a perfect president.
- Idiomsin the money, [Informal.]financially successful:Once the deal was completed his company was clearly in the money.
- make money, to get money by earning it:makes good money as an accountant.
- one's money's worth, a value equal to what one spends or has paid for something:We got our money's worth on that car.
- Informal Terms(right) on the money, [Informal.]done expertly or with great accuracy:His weather forecasts are always right on the money.
(mun′ē), n., pl. mon•eys, mon•ies, adj.
- any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits.
- See paper money.
- Currencygold, silver, or other metal in pieces of convenient form stamped by public authority and issued as a medium of exchange and measure of value.
- any article or substance used as a medium of exchange, measure of wealth, or means of payment, as checks on demand deposit or cowrie.
- Currencya particular form or denomination of currency. See table under currency.
- BusinessSee money of account.
- Businesscapital to be borrowed, loaned, or invested:mortgage money.
- an amount or sum of money:Did you bring some money?
- wealth considered in terms of money:She was brought up with money.
- Lawmoneys or monies, [Chiefly Law.]pecuniary sums.
- Businessproperty considered with reference to its pecuniary value.
- pecuniary profit:not for love or money.
- Idioms, Informal Termsfor one's money, [Informal.]with respect to one's opinion, choice, or wish:For my money, there's nothing to be gained by waiting.
in the money, [Informal.]
- having a great deal of money; affluent:You can see he's in the money by all those clothes he buys.
Idiomsmake money, to make a profit or become rich:You'll never make money as a poet.
on the money, [Informal.]
- first, second, or third place in a contest, esp. a horse or dog race.
- at just the exact spot or time; on target:The space shuttle landed on the money at 9:55 a.m.
Idioms, Informal Termsput one's money where one's mouth is, [Informal.]to prove the truth of one's words by actions or other evidence; demonstrate one's sincerity or integrity:Instead of bragging about your beautiful house, put your money where your mouth is and invite us over to see it.
- exhibiting or done with great accuracy or expertise:His weather forecasts are always on the money.Also,right on the money.
- of or pertaining to money.
- used for carrying, keeping, or handling money:Have you seen my little money purse?
- of or pertaining to capital or finance:the money business.
3 . coin, cash, currency, specie, change. 11 . funds, capital, assets, wealth, riches.
- Latin monēta mint2, money
- Middle French
- Middle English moneie 1250–1300
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
money /ˈmʌnɪ/ n
- a medium of exchange that functions as legal tender
- the official currency, in the form of banknotes, coins, etc, issued by a government or other authority
- a particular denomination or form of currency: silver money
- ( pl moneys, monies) formal a pecuniary sum or income
- an unspecified amount of paper currency or coins: money to lend
- for one's money ⇒ in one's opinion
- in the money ⇒ informal well-off; rich
- one's money's worth ⇒ full value for the money one has paid for something
- put money into ⇒ to invest money in
- put money on ⇒ to place a bet on
- best, most valuable, or most eagerly anticipated: the money shot, the money note
Related adjective(s): pecuniaryEtymology: 13th Century: from Old French moneie, from Latin monēta coinage; see mint²