gold, silver, or other metal in pieces of convenient form stamped by public authority and issued as a medium of exchange and measure of value.
any article or substance used as a medium of exchange, measure of wealth, or means of payment, as checks on demand deposit or cowrie.
a particular form or denomination of currency.
capital to be borrowed, loaned, or invested: mortgage money.
an amount or sum of money: Did you bring some money?
wealth considered in terms of money: She was brought up with money.
moneys. Also monies .Chiefly Law. pecuniary sums.
property considered with reference to its pecuniary value.
pecuniary profit: not for love or money.
of or relating to money.
used for carrying, keeping, or handling money: Have you seen my little money purse?
of or relating to capital or finance: the money business.
Idioms about money
for one's money, Informal. with respect to one's opinion, choice, or wish: For my money, there's nothing to be gained by waiting.
in the money, Informal.
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.
make money, to make a profit or become rich: You'll never make money as a poet.
on the money, Informal. : Also right on the money.
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.
put one's money where one's mouth is, Informal. to prove the truth of one's words by actions or other evidence; demonstrate one's sincerity or integrity: Instead of bragging about your beautiful house, put your money where your mouth is and invite us over to see it.
- mon·ey·less, adjective
- non·mon·ey, adjective
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How to use money in a sentence
Combining that with advertisers’ increased upfront cancelation options, the money committed to traditional TV could wind up going to streaming.How the future of TV and streaming has – and hasn’t – been reshaped so far by 2020 | Tim Peterson | September 16, 2020 | Digiday
Noonan said his daughters sometimes work from an office in the Phoenix area and are classified as independent contractors, not earning “horrible money” but also not making minimum wage.Pro-Trump youth group enlists teens in secretive campaign likened to a ‘troll farm,’ prompting rebuke by Facebook and Twitter | Isaac Stanley-Becker | September 15, 2020 | Washington Post
Dalio’s $148 billion Bridgewater Associates has run up hefty losses this year, even as rivals have minted money in the topsy-turvy markets.The losses continue to pile up for hedge fund king Ray Dalio | Bernhard Warner | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
They’re also shifting more of their money into value-stock ETFs.Is M&A back? Investors hope so, and that’s lifting global stocks | Bernhard Warner | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
You can be right, too, whether you choose to take their money or not.‘How I Built This’ host Guy Raz on insights from some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs | Rachel King | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
And Epstein continues to steer money toward universities to advance scientific research.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Speech, in this case, is our ability to spend money on a goofy entertainment.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead | Luke O’Neil | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I suspect [Teresa] will get money sent in to her, so she can shop at the commissary.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’ | Michael Howard | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
If nobody on the outside will send Teresa money, should she learn a prison hustle?How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’ | Michael Howard | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
She vowed to repay the money—no official word, however, on whether she ever did that.
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
All the Italian merchants in the realm of France, called money lenders, seized by order of Philip the fair, for their ransoms.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The purchasers found that this claim was not well founded, and sought to recover their money.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
He was positive he had seen some one enter the room, go to the chair, and take the money from his pockets.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
Then both the partners laughed together—pleasantly and cheerfully, as men who are going to receive money, often do.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
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 currency: silver 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 coins: money 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 anticipated: the money shot; the money note
- Related adjective: pecuniary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other 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
- 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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