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sen1

[sen] /sɛn/
noun, plural sen.
1.
a money of account of Japan, the 100th part of a yen, now used only in certain quotations, as on foreign exchange.
Origin of sen1
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qián; cf. chon

sen2

[sen] /sɛn/
noun, plural sen.
1.
a money of account of Cambodia, the 100th part of a riel.
Origin
< Khmer sein, probably Khmer pronunciation of the French abbreviation cent., for centime centime, on Cambodian coins

sen3

[sen] /sɛn/
noun, plural sen.
1.
cent (def 2).
2.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Indonesia, the 100th part of a rupiah.
3.
a bronze, cupronickel, or copper-clad coin and monetary unit of Malaysia, the 100th part of a ringgit.
Origin
1950-55; < Malay < English cent

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  • Ye'll see and sen' a message to the vricht (carpenter) the day?

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • We'll sen' them to the hospital, and that'll ease yer min', Mirran!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Then he wanted to know if Yeh sen noh wehs was a real Indian.

  • You sen' 'em from Greenwood, dey gwine die ob homesickness!'

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • sen, the Chinaman, who professed to speak nothing but Chinese—ah!

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • "We gwine fin' who he ma an' pa is, honey, an' sen' him home," was her verdict.

    Frank of Freedom Hill Samuel A. Derieux
  • sen' the dwarf back wi' them to Firdale; they'll know their own way from there.

    Two Little Travellers

    Frances Browne Arthur
  • He has answered my prayer; an' He does not sen' his gif's incomplete.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • The plural is never used in yen or sen, always 30 sen and 20 yen.

  • Greenberg & sen want your trade, Aaron; they don't want the boy.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
British Dictionary definitions for sen

sen

/sɛn/
noun (pl) sen
1.
a monetary unit of Brunei, worth one hundredth of a dollar, Cambodia, worth one hundredth of a riel, Indonesia, worth one hundredth of a rupiah, Malaysia, worth one hundredth of a ringgit, and formerly of Japan (where it is still used as a unit of account)
Word Origin
C19: ultimately from Chinese ch'ien coin

SEN

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
(formerly) State Enrolled Nurse

Sen.

abbreviation
1.
senator
2.
senior
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