- the act, process, or right of making coins.
- the categories, types, or quantity of coins issued by a nation.
- coins collectively; currency.
- the act or process of inventing words; neologizing.
- an invented or newly created word or phrase: “Ecdysiast” is a coinage of H. L. Mencken.
- anything made, invented, or fabricated.
Origin of coinage
Examples from the Web for coinages
It would be very interesting to know where the metal or ore for these coinages was procured from.The Coinages of the Channel Islands
Of these coinages, perhaps those of the second class are most numerous and characteristic.
The spirit of the language appears scarcely less clearly in some of the coinages of the other classes.
- coins collectively
- the act of striking coins
- the currency of a country
- the act of inventing something, esp a word or phrase
- a newly invented word, phrase, usage, etc
Word Origin and History for coinages
late 14c., "currency, money," from Old French coignage, from coignier "to coin" (see coin (n.)). Meaning "act or proces of coining money" is from early 15c.; sense "deliberate formation of a new word" is from 1690s, from a general sense of "something invented" (c.1600).