Nearby words

  1. coil,
  2. coil spring,
  3. coiled,
  4. coimbatore,
  5. coimbra,
  6. coin box,
  7. coin changer,
  8. coin lesion of lungs,
  9. coin lock,
  10. coin machine


Origin of coin

1300–50; Middle English coyn(e), coygne < Anglo-French; Middle French coin, cuigne wedge, corner, die < Latin cuneus wedge

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for uncoined

British Dictionary definitions for uncoined



(of a metal) not made into coin



a metal disc or piece used as money
metal currency, as opposed to securities, paper currency, etcRelated adjective: nummary
architect a variant spelling of quoin
pay a person back in his own coin to treat a person in the way that he has treated others
the other side of the coin the opposite view of a matter


(tr) to make or stamp (coins)
(tr) to make into a coin
(tr) to fabricate or invent (words, etc)
(tr) informal to make (money) rapidly (esp in the phrase coin it in)
to coin a phrase said ironically after one uses a cliché
Derived Formscoinable, adjectivecoiner, noun

Word Origin for coin

C14: from Old French: stamping die, from Latin cuneus wedge

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Word Origin and History for uncoined
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with uncoined


In addition to the idiom beginning with coin

  • coin money

also see:

  • other side of the coin
  • pay back (in someone's own coin)
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