verb (used with object)
- 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.
- 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.
Origin of cash1
noun, plural cash.
Origin of cash2
Related Words for cashesrefund, buck, supply, payment, note, currency, security, reserve, investment, stock, liquidate, redeem, realize, acknowledge, wherewithal, coin, pledge, principal, funds, treasure
Examples from the Web for cashes
Contemporary Examples of cashes
Walmart cashes about 18 percent of food stamps in the U.S. Ergo, any cut would be bad news for the company.Walmart’s Dumb Blame Game
November 18, 2013
Like Britney Spears on The X Factor, she cashes her huge paycheck and delivers nothing but a photo-op.A Love Letter to ‘American Idol’ Judge Nicki Minaj
March 7, 2013
A fun read that satirizes the blue notes of the high arts as well as cashes in on the nostalgia of the Belle Époque.This Week's Hot Reads: April 15, 2012
April 16, 2012
Historical Examples of cashes
"He cashes in often when he's credited with a mistake," retorted the other.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
The species and the seasons are the same here as on Cashes Bank.
The species and their seasons of abundance here are as on Cashes Bank.
First, they found one of the Cashes, and he went with them to Rebecca Flint's where they saw her and her husband.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
This is mainly a cod ground, the seasons for the species being as on Cashes Bank.
Word Origin for cash
noun plural cash
Word Origin for cash
"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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with cash
- cash cow
- cash in
- cash on the barrelhead
- cold cash