noun, plural mon·eys, mon·ies.


Nearby words

  1. monetary policy,
  2. monetary unit,
  3. monetise,
  4. monetization,
  5. monetize,
  6. money belt,
  7. money box,
  8. money burning a hole in one's pocket,
  9. money burns a hole in one's pocket,
  10. money changing


Origin of money

1250–1300; Middle English moneie < Middle French < Latin monēta mint2, money

Related formsmon·ey·less, adjectivenon·mon·ey, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for money

British Dictionary definitions for money



a medium of exchange that functions as legal tender
the official currency, in the form of banknotes, coins, etc, issued by a government or other authority
a particular denomination or form of currencysilver money
property or assets with reference to their realizable value
plural moneys or monies formal a pecuniary sum or income
an unspecified amount of paper currency or coinsmoney to lend
for one's money in one's opinion
in the money informal well-off; rich
money for old rope informal profit obtained by little or no effort
money to burn more money than one needs
one's money's worth full value for the money one has paid for something
put money into to invest money in
put money on to place a bet on
put one's money where one's mouth is See mouth (def. 19)


best, most valuable, or most eagerly anticipatedthe money shot; the money note
Related formsRelated adjective: pecuniary

Word Origin for money

C13: from Old French moneie, from Latin monēta coinage; see mint ²

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Word Origin and History for money


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Idioms and Phrases with money


In addition to the idioms beginning with money

  • money burns a hole in one's pocket
  • money is no object
  • money talks
  • money to burn

also see:

  • coin money
  • color of one's money
  • easy money
  • even money
  • fool and his money are soon parted
  • for one's money
  • funny money
  • get one's money's worth
  • hush money
  • in the money
  • made of money
  • not for love or money
  • on the money
  • pay your money and take your choice
  • pin money
  • pocket money
  • put money on
  • put one's money where one's mouth is
  • rolling in it (money)
  • run for one's money
  • throw good money after bad
  • time is money
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