a paper money, silver or cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of the United States, equal to 100 cents. Symbol: $
a silver or nickel coin and monetary unit of Canada, equal to 100 cents. Symbol: $
any of the monetary units of various other nations, as Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, East Timor, Fiji, Guyana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Zimbabwe, equal to 100 cents.
Also called ringgit. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Brunei, equal to 100 sen.
British Slang. (formerly)
five-shilling piece; crown.
the sum of five shillings.
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How to use dollar in a sentence
Have you tried to access the research that your tax dollars finance, almost all of which is kept behind a paywall?
Using standard methods, the cost of printing DNA could run upwards of a billion dollars or more, depending on the strand.
Millions of dollars in renovation later the building is gorgeous—Clean, well-kept, organized.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside | Justin Rohrlich | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It cost several thousand dollars and a high-powered former district attorney to get the charges dropped.
Not all Israeli gay propaganda is pinkwashing—a lot of it is good, old-fashioned PR to attract gay tourist dollars to Tel Aviv.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline | Jay Michaelson | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He became a doctor in two hours, and it only cost him twenty dollars to complete his education.
I should pay a capable secretary like you—knowing several languages and all that—say forty dollars a week.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
Pat Malone, you are fined five dollars for assault and battery on Mike Sweeney.
I would certainly; and as I am much interested in the subject, I will willingly give you five dollars for your rule.
Another fence: who would furnish that two hundred and fifty dollars and secure him for the remainder?The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for dollar
the standard monetary unit of the US and its dependencies, divided into 100 cents
the standard monetary unit, comprising 100 cents, of the following countries or territories: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, and Zimbabwe
British informal (formerly) five shillings or a coin of this value
look or feel (like) a million dollars informal to look or feel extremely well
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with dollar
In addition to the idiom beginning with dollars
- dollars to doughnuts, it's
- feel like a million dollars
- look like a million dollars
- you can bet your ass (bottom dollar)
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