verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- coil spring,
- coin box,
- coin changer,
- coin lesion of lungs,
- coin lock,
- coin machine
Origin of coin
Examples from the Web for uncoined
The imports and exports of bullion (uncoined gold) are the real test of exchange.Up To Date Business|Various
The Mayoress has no doubt told you of some gold, coined and uncoined, that I am leaving for George.Erewhon Revisited|Samuel Butler
Stoffel Brinkerhoff made great spoil of oysters and clams, coined and uncoined, and then set out on his return to the Manhattoes.Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete|Washington Irving
A third stands by to place the uncoined pieces in a box, which are then brought under the stamp by a particular contrivance.Travels Through North America, v. 1-2|Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
Coined gold and silver would be more valuable than uncoined.
Word Origin for coin
c.1300, "a wedge," from Old French coing (12c.) "a wedge; stamp; piece of money; corner, angle," from Latin cuneus "a wedge." The die for stamping metal was wedge-shaped, and the English word came to mean "thing stamped, a piece of money" by late 14c. (a sense that already had developed in French). Cf. quoin, which split off from this word 16c. Modern French coin is "corner, angle, nook." Coins were first struck in western Asia Minor in 7c. B.C.E.; Greek tradition and Herodotus credit the Lydians with being first to make and use coins of silver and gold.
"to coin money," mid-14c., from coin (n.). Related: Coined; coining. To coin a phrase is late 16c. A Middle English word for minter was coin-smiter.
In addition to the idiom beginning with coin
- coin money
- other side of the coin
- pay back (in someone's own coin)