Other definitions for euro (2 of 4)
(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: €
Other definitions for Euro (3 of 4)
European: a Euro expert.
Other definitions for Euro- (4 of 4)
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.
- Also especially before a vowel, Eur- .
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How to use euro in a sentence
Prices are relatively inexpensive and come in at around 135 euros for a shirt or 35 euros for hand woven boxers.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech | Liza Foreman | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It houses more than 450,000 bottles of 15,000 elixirs within its collection valued at 25 million euros in 2009.
Lobanov declines to tell me how much his boats sell for, but says the figure is over 100 million Euros ($128 million).The World's Most Beautiful Boat—Yours for Half a Billion Dollars | Tim Teeman | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was 180 euros and it was a designer dress that looked like a mini Beatle suit designed for a dog.No Movie Stars, No Red Carpet, But Off-Season Cannes Is Still Magic | Liza Foreman | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When money leaves, turning rubles into dollars, Euros, and everything else, that puts pressure on the ruble.Flex Muscle Spending Has Left Putin’s Russia in an Economic Freeze Frame | Daniel Gross | April 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for euro (1 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for euro- (2 of 2)
Europe or European: eurodollar
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Cultural definitions for euro
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.
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