noun, plural mon·eys, mon·ies.
- monetary policy,
- monetary unit,
- money belt,
- money box,
- money burning a hole in one's pocket,
- money burns a hole in one's pocket,
- money changing
- having a great deal of money; affluent: You can see he's in the money by all those clothes he buys.
- first, second, or third place in a contest, especially a horse or dog race.
- at just the exact spot or time; on target: The space shuttle landed on the money at 9:55 a.m.
- exhibiting or done with great accuracy or expertise: His weather forecasts are always on the money.
Origin of money
Examples from the Web for money
I suspect [Teresa] will get money sent in to her, so she can shop at the commissary.
If nobody on the outside will send Teresa money, should she learn a prison hustle?
She vowed to repay the money—no official word, however, on whether she ever did that.
But locals there say any money deposited is thrown into an unlocked cupboard behind the tellers, hardly inspiring confidence.
If Huckabee runs, the hurdles he faced the last time out, namely geography and money, would still be there.
A committee was also appointed to bring in an estimate of money necessary to be raised.The Colonization of North America|Herbert Eugene Bolton
I think you will never get any more of your money back at all.'The Orange Girl|Walter Besant
Sometimes the victim and the victimizer meet, the money demanded is paid over, and there the matter ends.
He had supposed that a rich man's son, because he was a rich man's son, always had all the money he wanted.'As Gold in the Furnace'|John E. Copus
(Kirkwood set his mouth savagely) Calendar should have a run for his money!The Black Bag|Louis Joseph Vance
Word Origin for money
mid-13c., "coinage, metal currency," from Old French monoie "money, coin, currency; change" (Modern French monnaie), from Latin moneta "place for coining money, mint; coined money, money, coinage," from Moneta, a title or surname of the Roman goddess Juno, in or near whose temple money was coined; perhaps from monere "advise, warn" (see monitor (n.)), with the sense of "admonishing goddess," which is sensible, but the etymology is difficult. Extended early 19c. to include paper money.
It had been justly stated by a British writer that the power to make a small piece of paper, not worth one cent, by the inscribing of a few names, to be worth a thousand dollars, was a power too high to be entrusted to the hands of mortal man. [John C. Calhoun, speech, U.S. Senate, Dec. 29, 1841]
I am not interested in money but in the things of which money is the symbol. [Henry Ford]
To make money "earn pay" is first attested mid-15c. Highwayman's threat your money or your life first attested 1841. Phrase in the money (1902) originally meant "one who finishes among the prize-winners" (in a horse race, etc.). The challenge to put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is is first recorded 1942, American English. money-grub "one who is sordidly intent on amassing money" is from 1768. The image of money burning a hole in someone's pocket is attested from 1520s.
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
- 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