coin

[koin]
noun
1.
a piece of metal stamped and issued by the authority of a government for use as money.
2.
a number of such pieces.
3.
Informal. money; cash: He's got plenty of coin in the bank.
4.
Architecture, quoin ( defs 1, 2 ).
5.
Archaic. a corner cupboard of the 18th century.
adjective
6.
operated by, or containing machines operated by, inserting a coin or coins into a slot: a coin laundry.
verb (used with object)
7.
to make (coinage) by stamping metal: The mint is coining pennies.
8.
to convert (metal) into coinage: The mint used to coin gold into dollars.
9.
to make; invent; fabricate: to coin an expression.
10.
Metalworking. to shape the surface of (metal) by squeezing between two dies. Compare emboss ( def 3 ).
verb (used without object)
11.
British Informal. to counterfeit, especially to make counterfeit money.
Idioms
12.
coin money, Informal. to make or gain money rapidly: Those who own stock in that restaurant chain are coining money.
13.
pay someone back in his/her own coin, to reciprocate or behave toward in a like way, especially inamicably; retaliate: If they persist in teasing you, pay them back in their own coin.
14.
the other side of the coin, the other side, aspect, or point of view; alternative consideration.

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

coinable, adjective
coiner, noun
miscoin, verb
recoin, verb (used with object)
uncoined, adjective
well-coined, adjective
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COIN

[koin]

Origin:
co(unter) in(surgency)

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coin (kɔɪn)
 
n
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
 
vb
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
 
Related: nummary
 
[C14: from Old French: stamping die, from Latin cuneus wedge]
 
'coinable
 
adj
 
'coiner
 
n

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Word Origin & History

coin
1304, from O.Fr. coigne "a wedge, cornerstone," from L. cuneus "a wedge." Die for stamping metal was wedge-shaped, and the word came to mean "thing stamped, a piece of money" by late 14c. To coin a phrase is c.1590. The "cornerstone" sense is now usually quoin.
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Slang Dictionary

coin definition


  1. n.
    money. (See also hard coin; do some fine coin.) : He made a lot of coin on the last picture.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
COIN
counterinsurgency
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Bible Dictionary

Coin definition


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."

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Example sentences
But, if you are carrying around a bag of coins, acquiring another one does not
  seem nearly as exciting.
Humans prize rare objects--be they paintings, coins or rare species of
  amphibians.
But anywhere one uses pure ammonia caution, safety, and ventilation are coins
  of the realm.
They have to make their guesses before they flip their coins.
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