noun, plural mon·eys, mon·ies.
Origin of money
adjective, noun Scot. and North England.
Examples from the Web for monies
“Profits” were returned to early investors with monies from newer victims.Ponzi-Scheming Pastor Fleeced His Flock Out of Millions|Brandy Zadrozny|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Combined with monies from PAWS and other sources, Rider received more than $190,000.The ASPCA Pays Price For Bad-Faith Ringling Brothers Elephant Suit|Paul Alexander|January 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Counts two and three (the only one in which a verdict was reached) related to the monies Bunny Mellon gave in 2007 and 2008.John Edwards Verdict: Why Johnny Walked on a Mistrial|Diane Dimond|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And what they do give away is—like the monies my wife and I donate—totally at their own discretion.
In regard to the monies due you, my cheque will be in the mails this week.High Man|Jay Clarke
All the deficiencies on annuities and monies borrowed on the credit of the exchequer, were transferred to this aid.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett
What monies can be spared out of the publick revenue, we yearly lay out in ammunition.
The manufacturing firm in which her mother's monies were invested had failed.Literary Celebrities of the English Lake-District|Frederick Sessions
He is just back from Holland, where he hath been to take up some monies due to him.The Rake's Progress|Marjorie Bowen
Word Origin for money
irregular plural of money that emerged mid-19c. in rivalry to earlier moneys (c.1300).
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