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This page has 24 definitions of coin with English translations in 5 languages. Coin is a noun, verb and interjection. Examples of how to use coin in a sentence are shown. Also define these 73 related words and terms: money, piece, currency, metallic, shape, disc, polygonal, hole, middle, all, countries, sizes, doubloons, louis d'ors, guineas, pieces of eight, token, special, establishment, casino, chip, which, serve, payment, recompense, flesh and blood, noble, general, limited, card game, suit, minor, arcana, tarot, card, corner, external, angle, wedge, quoin, small, circular, slice, food, munchies, deep-fried, jalapeño, jumbo, buffalo wing, hush puppy, sweet, edge, cryptocurrency, definite, fineness, mass, metal, mint, manufacture, make, fabricate, invent, originate, acquire, cornerpiece, area, part, place, spot, quack, , coyn, and cù.

See also: COIN, Coin, and cóin

English

Etymology

An Ancient Greek coin, circa 315–308 BC, made of silver
An English coin, 1703, made of gold

From Middle English coyn, from Old French coigne (wedge, cornerstone, die for stamping), from Latin cuneus (wedge). Doublet of coign and cuneus. See also quoin (cornerstone). Displaced Middle English mynt, from Old English mynet, which was derived from Latin monēta.

Pronunciation

Noun

coin (countable and uncountable, plural coins)

  1. (money) A piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.
    • Piece definition
      A part of a larger whole, usually in such a form that it is able to be separated from other parts. (1 of 20 piece definitions)
    • Polygonal definition
      Having many angles; hence characteristic of a polygon.
    • Hole definition
      A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation; a rent; a fissure. (1 of 21 hole definitions)
    • All definition
      Every individual or anything of the given class, with no exceptions (the noun or noun phrase denoting the class must be plural or uncountable). (1 of 4 all definitions)
  2. A token used in a special establishment like a casino.
    Synonym: chip
  3. (figuratively) That which serves for payment or recompense.
  4. (uncountable, slang, Britain, US, African-American Vernacular) Money in general, not limited to coins.
    Synonyms: money; see also Thesaurus:money
    She spent some serious coin on that car!
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 199:
      It was the biggest thing in the town, and everybody I met was full of it. They were going to run an over-sea empire, and make no end of coin by trade.
    • 2014, Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda", The Pinkprint:
      Boy toy named Troy, used to live in Detroit, big dope dealer money he was getting some coin.
    • Limited definition
      simple past tense and past participle of limit
  5. (card games) One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
  6. A corner or external angle.
    Synonyms: wedge, quoin
  7. A small circular slice of food.
    • Deep-Fried definition
      simple past tense and past participle of deep-fry
    • Hush Puppy definition
      Alternative form of hushpuppy
  8. (informal) A cryptocurrency.
    What's the best coin to buy right now?

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Verb

coin (third-person singular simple present coins, present participle coining, simple past and past participle coined)

  1. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal.
    Synonyms: mint, manufacture
    to coin silver dollars
    to coin a medal
    • 1898 September 1, Alexander E. Outerbridge Jr., “Curiosities of American Coinage”, in Popular Science Monthly[1], volume 53, D. Appleton & Company, page 601:
      Many persons believe that the so-called "dollar of the daddies," weighing 412½ grains (nine tenths fine), having a ratio to gold of "16 to 1" in value when first coined, was the original dollar of the Constitution.
    • Metal definition
      Chemical elements or alloys, and the mines where their ores come from.
      1. Any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity.
      2. Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
      3. An element which was not directly created after the Big Bang but instead formed through nuclear reactions; any element other than hydrogen and helium.
      4. Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
      5. The ore from which a metal is derived.
      6. A mine from which ores are taken.
      (1 of 14 metal definitions)
    • Mint definition
      A building or institution where money (originally, only coins) is produced under government licence. (1 of 3 mint definitions)
  2. (by extension) To make or fabricate.
    Synonyms: invent, originate
    Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined.
    • Fabricate definition
      To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to construct; to build. (1 of 4 fabricate definitions)
    • Originate definition
      To cause (someone or something) to be; to bring (someone or something) into existence; to produce or initiate a person or thing. (1 of 2 originate definitions)
  3. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
    • 1691, [John Locke], Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest, and Raising the Value of Money. [], London: [] Awnsham and John Churchill, [], published 1692, OCLC 933799310, page 36:
      [...] Tenants cannot coin their Rent juſt at Quarter-day, but muſt gather it up by degrees, and lodge it with them till Pay-day, or borrow it of thoſe who have it lying by them, [...]

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French

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old French coin, from Latin cuneus (wedge), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱū (sting).

Noun

coin m (plural coins)

  1. wedge, cornerpiece
    • Cornerpiece definition
      Part of an object that fits at its corner.
  2. corner
    • 2016, Joey Richardière, Une fille venue d'ailleurs, Chiado.
      Lorsque les copains se retrouvaient au café du coin, pour boire une bière, taquiner le flipper ou le baby-foot, il n'était accepté que parce qu'il régalait.
      When the mates met up in the café at the corner, to drink a beer, have a go at the pinball machine or the football table, he was only tolerated because he treated them.
    L'église fait le coin.
    The church is just on the corner.
  3. area, part, place, spot
    « Je suis le seul robot dans ce coin. »
    "I am the only robot around here."
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Etymology 2

Imitative.

Interjection

coin

  1. quack

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Irish

Pronunciation

Noun

coin

  1. inflection of :
    1. (archaic) dative singular
    2. nominative/vocative/dative plural

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coin choin gcoin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle English

Noun

coin

  1. Alternative form of coyn (coin, quoin)
    • Coyn definition
      Obsolete spelling of coin

Old Irish

Pronunciation

Noun

coin

  1. inflection of :
    1. accusative/dative singular
    2. nominative/vocative/accusative dual
    3. nominative plural

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
coin choin coin
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *kunes (compare Welsh cŵn, Cornish keun).

Noun

coin m pl

  1. plural of (dog)
    • definition
      with