- money in the form of coins or banknotes, especially that issued by a government.
- money or an equivalent, as a check, paid at the time of making a purchase.
- to give or obtain cash for (a check, money order, etc.).
- to win (a trick) by leading an assured winner.
- to lead (an assured winner) in order to win a trick: He cashed his ace and led the queen.
- cash in,
- to turn in and get cash for (one's chips), as in a gambling casino.
- to end or withdraw from a business agreement; convert one's assets into cash.
- Slang.to die: After her parents cashed in, she lived with her grandmother.
- cash in on, to profit from; use to one's advantage: swindlers who cash in on the credulity of the public.
- cash in one's chips, Slang. to die.
Origin of cash1
Examples from the Web for cashed
Once the dowry has been cashed, there is no financial reason to keep the wife around.Has Malala Become a Puppet of the West?
April 12, 2014
I was dejected and rejected yet again by someone who cashed my checks to tell me how to deal with dejection and rejection.My Therapist Dumped Me
April 4, 2014
Donovan was making one of his regular stops in a business where he cashed checks for a two percent fee.'Mob Wives’ Courtroom Drama Exposes Rat, But Protects Jury
March 12, 2014
And did they really ask for compensation from Katrina victims more than five years after their checks were cashed?From Katrina To Sandy, FEMA Rumors and Failures Keep Swirling
November 9, 2012
Thousands of $2 win tickets, purchased not to be cashed but to be kept as keepsakes, were rendered worthless.Scratching I’ll Have Another Lifts a Cloud of Suspicion off the Triple Crown
June 9, 2012
It was a clerk from the bank with a check which they had cashed the day before.The First Violin
It was said of him that on one occasion he had taken a cheque to a bank in Dublin to be cashed.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
You agree that I received the bill from you, since you cashed it; that is enough for me.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
“Pringle cashed it all right,” said Godfrey, after a short pause.The Red Hand of Ulster
George A. Birmingham
If I'm wanted, I can swear that's the young man who cashed the cheque.Justice (Second Series Plays)
- banknotes and coins, esp in hand or readily available; money or ready money
- immediate payment, in full or part, for goods or services (esp in the phrase cash down)
- (modifier) of, for, or paid by casha cash transaction
- the cash Canadian a checkout counter
- (tr) to obtain or pay ready money forto cash a cheque
- any of various Chinese, Indonesian, or Indian coins of low value
- Johnny. 1932–2003, US country-and-western singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His recordings include the hits "I Walk the Line" (1956), "Ring of Fire" (1963), "A Boy named Sue" (1969), and the American Recordings series of albums (1994–2003)
Word Origin and History for cashed
"to convert to cash" (as a check, etc.), 1811, from cash (n.). Related: Cashed; cashing.
1590s, "money box;" also "money in hand, coin," from Middle French caisse "money box" (16c.), from Provençal caissa or Italian cassa, from Latin capsa "box" (see case (n.2)); originally the money box, but the secondary sense of the money in it became sole meaning 18c. Cash crop is attested from 1831; cash flow from 1954; the mechanical cash register from 1878.
Like many financial terms in English (bankrupt, etc.), ultimately from Italian. Not related to (but influencing the form of) the colonial British cash "Indian monetary system, Chinese coin, etc.," which is from Tamil kasu, Sanskrit karsha, Sinhalese kasi.