mon•ey /ˈmʌni/USA pronunciation
n., pl. mon•eys, mon•ies,adj.
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.
adj. [before a noun]
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.
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