verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- coil spring,
- coin box,
- coin changer,
- coin lesion of lungs,
- coin lock,
- coin machine
Origin of coin
Examples from the Web for coining
Pele, by the way, is often given credit for coining the phrase O Jogo Bonito—the Beautiful Game.The Literature of Futbol: 11 Great Books About Soccer|Robert Birnbaum|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But time will remember him most vividly for coining the term “sack,” as in “sacking the quarterback,” which he did a lot.
According to Emily Hauser, our coining of the phrase “Jew-washing” was disingenuous and part of a nefarious “McCarthy-esque” plot.
The yardstick, the half bushel, and the coining of money are all devices to facilitate exchanges.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
In die-sinking and coining, the matrix is the hardened steel mould from which 890 the die-punches are taken.
They were accused of coining false money, and of cheating in every possible way."Granny's Chapters"|Lady Mary Ross
Would you like to see what the operation of coining is, while my man is getting the lunch ready?A Rogue's Life|Wilkie Collins
He got better directly, and we all scooted home to old nurse's, leaving our coining plant without a pang.Oswald Bastable and Others|Edith Nesbit
Word Origin for coin
c.1300, "a wedge," from Old French coing (12c.) "a wedge; stamp; piece of money; corner, angle," from Latin cuneus "a wedge." The die for stamping metal was wedge-shaped, and the English word came to mean "thing stamped, a piece of money" by late 14c. (a sense that already had developed in French). Cf. quoin, which split off from this word 16c. Modern French coin is "corner, angle, nook." Coins were first struck in western Asia Minor in 7c. B.C.E.; Greek tradition and Herodotus credit the Lydians with being first to make and use coins of silver and gold.
"to coin money," mid-14c., from coin (n.). Related: Coined; coining. To coin a phrase is late 16c. A Middle English word for minter was coin-smiter.
In addition to the idiom beginning with coin
- coin money
- other side of the coin
- pay back (in someone's own coin)