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- 6 Scottish Gaelic
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, cú, coyn, and cù.
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.
- (money) A piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.
- 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
Piece definitionA 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 definitionHaving many angles; hence characteristic of a polygon.
Hole definitionA 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 definitionEvery 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)
Countries definitionplural of .
Sizes definitionplural of
Doubloons definitionplural of
Louis D'ors definitionplural of
Guineas definitionplural of
Pieces Of Eight definitionplural of
- A token used in a special establishment like a casino.
- Synonym: chip
- (figuratively) That which serves for payment or recompense.
- 1654, Henry Hammond, Of Fundamentals...
Which definitionWhat, of those mentioned or implied. (1 of 2 which definitions)
- (uncountable, slang, Britain, US, African-American Vernacular) Money in general, not limited to coins.
- 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 definitionsimple past tense and past participle of
- (card games) One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
- A corner or external angle.
- A small circular slice of food.
- 2015, Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia
- 2020, Evan Bloom, Rachel Levin, Eat Something (page 76)
- Spread out four bread and butter pickle coins on top, and sprinkle with onion.
Deep-Fried definitionsimple past tense and past participle of
Hush Puppy definitionAlternative form of
- (informal) A cryptocurrency.
- What's the best coin to buy right now?
- → Japanese: コイン (koin)
- To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal.
- 1898 September 1, Alexander E. Outerbridge Jr., “Curiosities of American Coinage”, in Popular Science Monthly, 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.
Mass definitionMatter, material.
- A quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size
- Precious metal, especially gold or silver.
- The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume. It is one of four fundamental properties of matter. It is measured in kilograms in the SI system of measurement.
- A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
- A palpable or visible abnormal globular structure; a tumor.
- Excess body weight, especially in the form of muscle hypertrophy.
- Synonym of
Metal definitionChemical elements or alloys, and the mines where their ores come from.
- 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.
- Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
- An element which was not directly created after the Big Bang but instead formed through nuclear reactions; any element other than hydrogen and helium.
- Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
- The ore from which a metal is derived.
- A mine from which ores are taken.
- (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.
- c. 1608–1609, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Coriolanus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene i], page 15:
- Not fearing outward force: So ſhall my Lungs / Coine words till their decay, againſt thoſe Meazels
Fabricate definitionTo form into a whole by uniting its parts; to construct; to build. (1 of 4 fabricate definitions)
Invent definitionTo design a new process or mechanism. (1 of 3 invent definitions)
- 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, [...]
coin m (plural coins)
- wedge, cornerpiece
Cornerpiece definitionPart of an object that fits at its 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.
- L'église fait le coin.
- The church is just on the corner.
- 2016, Joey Richardière, Une fille venue d'ailleurs, Chiado.
- area, part, place, spot
- “coin” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- inflection of
Cú definitionhound, greyhound (1 of 2 cú definitions)
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- Alternative form of
Coyn definitionObsolete spelling of
|Old Irish mutation|
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
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possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
coin m pl
- plural of