Other definitions for guinea (2 of 2)
OTHER WORDS FROM GuineaGuin·e·an, adjective, noun
How to use guinea in a sentence
This 1960s dishwasher by Charles Colston Ltd cost 85 guineas.
In Three Guineas, Virginia Woolf wrote, “As a woman my country is the whole world.”
A copy of Tendall's testament sold at Oxford for 20 guineas, supposed to be the only copy of that edition unburned by Tonstall.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
If you wish the same engine to have sufficient power to turn one pair of mill-stones, the cost will be 220 guineas.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The flute-player informed him that he generally charged two guineas for the first month, and one guinea for the second.
She was prepared to give a whole two guineas a week for Jessie's assistance, and the bargain was complete.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
They succeeded in stopping thirty or forty coaches, and rode off with a great booty in guineas, watches and jewellery.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for guinea (1 of 2)
- a British gold coin taken out of circulation in 1813, worth 21 shillings
- the sum of 21 shillings (£1.05), still used in some contexts, as in quoting professional fees
Word Origin for guinea
British Dictionary definitions for guinea (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for guinea
Republic in west Africa, bordered by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali to the north; Ivory Coast to the east; Liberia to the south; and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its capital and largest city is Conarky.