|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|1.||a metal disc or piece used as money|
|2.||metal currency, as opposed to securities, paper currency, etcRelated: nummary|
|3.||architect a variant spelling of quoin|
|4.||pay a person back in his own coin to treat a person in the way that he has treated others|
|5.||the other side of the coin the opposite view of a matter|
|6.||(tr) to make or stamp (coins)|
|7.||(tr) to make into a coin|
|8.||(tr) to fabricate or invent (words, etc)|
|9.||informal (tr) to make (money) rapidly (esp in the phrase coin it in)|
|10.||to coin a phrase said ironically after one uses a cliché|
|[C14: from Old French: stamping die, from Latin cuneus wedge]|
Before the Exile the Jews had no regularly stamped money. They made use of uncoined shekels or talents of silver, which they weighed out (Gen. 23:16; Ex. 38:24; 2 Sam. 18:12). Probably the silver ingots used in the time of Abraham may have been of a fixed weight, which was in some way indicated on them. The "pieces of silver" paid by Abimelech to Abraham (Gen. 20:16), and those also for which Joseph was sold (37:28), were proably in the form of rings. The shekel was the common standard of weight and value among the Hebrews down to the time of the Captivity. Only once is a shekel of gold mentioned (1 Chr. 21:25). The "six thousand of gold" mentioned in the transaction between Naaman and Gehazi (2 Kings 5:5) were probably so many shekels of gold. The "piece of money" mentioned in Job 42:11; Gen. 33:19 (marg., "lambs") was the Hebrew _kesitah_, probably an uncoined piece of silver of a certain weight in the form of a sheep or lamb, or perhaps having on it such an impression. The same Hebrew word is used in Josh. 24:32, which is rendered by Wickliffe "an hundred yonge scheep."
Also, mint money. Make a great deal of money easily or very quickly. For example, With a monopoly on the market he could coin money, or These highly motivated realtors just about enable the agency to mint money. This hyperbolic expression dates from the mid-1800s.