Definition of Money

1. Noun. The most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender. "We tried to collect the money he owed us"

2. Noun. Wealth reckoned in terms of money. "All his money is in real estate"
Generic synonyms: Wealth
Specialized synonyms: Big Bucks, Big Money, Bundle, Megabucks, Pile

3. Noun. The official currency issued by a government or national bank. "He changed his money into francs"
Specialized synonyms: Sterling
Generic synonyms: Currency
Derivative terms: Monetary, Moneyer

Definition of Money

1. n. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number of such pieces; coin.

2. v. t. To supply with money.

Definition of Money

1. Noun. A legally or socially binding conceptual contract of entitlement to wealth, void of intrinsic value, payable for all debts and taxes, and regulated in supply. ¹

2. Noun. A generally accepted means of exchange and measure of value. ¹

3. Noun. A currency maintained by a state or other entity which can guarantee its value (such as a monetary union). ¹

4. Noun. Hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks, credit cards, or credit more generally. ¹

5. Noun. The total value of liquid assets available for an individual or other economic unit, such as cash and bank deposits. ¹

6. Noun. Wealth ¹

7. Noun. An item of value between two parties used for the exchange of goods or services. ¹

8. Noun. A person who funds an operation. ¹

9. Noun. (context: as a modifier) Of or pertaining to '''money'''; monetary. ¹

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Definition of Money

1. an official medium of exchange and measure of value [n MONEYS or MONIES]

Medical Definition of Money

1. Origin: OE. Moneie, OF. Moneie, F. Monnaie, fr. L. Moneta. See Mint place where coin is made, Mind, and cf. Moidore, Monetary. 1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc, coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number of such pieces; coin. "To prevent such abuses, . It has been found necessary . To affix a public stamp upon certain quantities of such particular metals, as were in those countries commonly made use of to purchase goods. Hence the origin of coined money, and of those public offices called mints." (A. Smith) 2. Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit, etc, which is payable in standard coined money and is lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense, any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and selling. Whatever, among barbarous nations, is used as a medium of effecting exchanges of property, and in the terms of which values are reckoned, as sheep, wampum, copper rings, quills of salt or of gold dust, shovel blades, etc, is, in common language, called their money. 3. In general, wealth; property; as, he has much money in land, or in stocks; to make, or lose, money. "The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." (1 Tim vi. 10 (Rev. Ver)) Money bill, a small spider; so called as being popularly supposed to indicate that the person upon whom it crawls will be fortunate in money matters. Money's worth, a fair or full equivalent for the money which is paid. A piece of money, a single coin. Ready money, money held ready for payment, or actually paid, at the time of a transaction; cash. To make money, to gain or acquire money or property; to make a profit in dealings. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Money

money (current term)
money's worth
money-market fund
money bag
money bags
money belt
money bomb

Literary usage of Money

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"THROUGHOUT this work, I assume, for the sake of simplicity, gold as the money-commodity. The first chief function of money is to supply commodities with the ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"Whereupon they proceed to make a law which fixes a sum of money as the qualification of citizenship; the money is more or less accordingly as the oligarchy ..."

3. Description of Industry: An Introduction to Economics by Henry Carter Adams (1918)
"money Material.—The selection of a proper money material deserves special attention. In communities where trade was carried on by barter, certain things ..."

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