Origin of euro1
- (sometimes initial capital letter) the official common currency of 19 European Union nations (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain). It is also the official currency of Andorra, Kosovo, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, and the Vatican City. In 1999 the euro was first adopted by 11 nations as an alternative currency in noncash transactions. Then in 2002 the euro fully replaced existing currencies in 12 European Union nations, before being adopted more widely. Symbol: €
Origin of euro2
- European: a Euro expert.
Origin of Euro
- a shortening of European used as a combining form, especially with the meaning “western European,” particularly in reference to the European financial market or the European Economic Community: Eurodollar; Eurofarmers.
Examples from the Web for euro
Scalise never would have spoken to EURO had Duke been there in person.The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence
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EURO was founded by David Duke, the ex-Klansman who ran for Louisiana governor in 1991.Racists Melt Down Over Steve Scalise
December 30, 2014
Over dinner, the Knight had mentioned that Scalise had spoken before the EURO event.GOP Boss Gets Help From ‘White Hate’ Pal
December 30, 2014
At currency auctions, it traded at around 64.45 rubles to the dollar and 78.8 to the euro.How Crimea Crashed the Russian Economy
December 17, 2014
The EU needs another Greece or Portugal dragging down the euro like the EU needs another bureaucrat in Brussels.Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster
P. J. O’Rourke
September 13, 2014
- the official currency unit, divided into 100 cents, of the member countries of the European Union who have adopted European Monetary Union; these are Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portgual, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain; also used by Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Kosovo, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Montenegro, Réunion, San Marino, and the Vatican City
before a vowel eur-
- Europe or Europeaneurodollar
Word Origin and History for euro
name for the basic monetary unit of a pan-European currency, from 1996.
before vowels Eur-, word forming element meaning "Europe, European," from comb. form of Europe.
The common currency used in eleven countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain). The euro became the official currency of these nations in 1999, but nations were not obliged to phase out their existing currencies until 2002. The expectation is that introduction of the euro will stimulate cross-border investment by eliminating fluctuating exchange rates.