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noun, plural moneys, monies.
any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits.
gold, silver, or other metal in pieces of convenient form stamped by public authority and issued as a medium of exchange and measure of value.
any article or substance used as a medium of exchange, measure of wealth, or means of payment, as checks on demand deposit or cowrie.
a particular form or denomination of currency. See table under currency.
capital to be borrowed, loaned, or invested: mortgage money.
an amount or sum of money: Did you bring some money?
wealth considered in terms of money: She was brought up with money.
moneys, Also, monies. Chiefly Law. pecuniary sums.
property considered with reference to its pecuniary value.
pecuniary profit: not for love or money.
of or pertaining to money.
used for carrying, keeping, or handling money: Have you seen my little money purse?
of or pertaining to capital or finance: the money business.
for one's money, Informal. with respect to one's opinion, choice, or wish: For my money, there's nothing to be gained by waiting.
in the money, Informal.
having a great deal of money; affluent: You can see he's in the money by all those clothes he buys.
first, second, or third place in a contest, especially a horse or dog race.
make money, to make a profit or become rich: You'll never make money as a poet.
on the money, Informal.
at just the exact spot or time; on target: The space shuttle landed on the money at 9:55 a.m.
exhibiting or done with great accuracy or expertise: His weather forecasts are always on the money.
Also, right on the money.
put one's money where one's mouth is, Informal. to prove the truth of one's words by actions or other evidence; demonstrate one's sincerity or integrity: Instead of bragging about your beautiful house, put your money where your mouth is and invite us over to see it.

1250–1300; Middle English moneie < Middle French < Latin monēta mint2, money

moneyless, adjective
nonmoney, adjective

3. coin, cash, currency, specie, change. 11. funds, capital, assets, wealth, riches. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
money (ˈmʌnɪ)
n , moneys, monies
1.  a medium of exchange that functions as legal tender
2.  the official currency, in the form of banknotes, coins, etc, issued by a government or other authority
3.  a particular denomination or form of currency: silver money
4.  property or assets with reference to their realizable value
5.  formal a pecuniary sum or income
6.  an unspecified amount of paper currency or coins: money to lend
7.  for one's money in one's opinion
8.  informal in the money well-off; rich
9.  informal money for old rope profit obtained by little or no effort
10.  money to burn more money than one needs
11.  one's money's worth full value for the money one has paid for something
12.  put money into to invest money in
13.  put money on to place a bet on
14.  put one's money where one's mouth is See mouth
15.  best, most valuable, or most eagerly anticipated: the money shot; the money note
Related: pecuniary
[C13: from Old French moneie, from Latin monēta coinage; see mint²]

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., "coinage, metal currency," from O.Fr. moneie, from L. moneta "mint, coinage," from Moneta, a title of the Roman goddess Juno, in or near whose temple money was coined; perhaps from monere "advise, warn" (see monitor), with the sense of "admonishing goddess," which
is sensible, but the etymology is difficult. Extended early 19c. to include paper money. To make money "earn pay" is first attested mid-15c. Highwayman's threat your money or your life first attested 1841. Phrase in the money (1902) originally meant "one who finishes among the prize-winners" (in a horse race, etc.). The challenge to put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is is first recorded 1942. Moneybags "rich person" is from 1818; money-grub "one who is sordidly intent on amassing money" is from 1768.
"I am not interested in money but in the things of which money is the symbol." [Henry Ford]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Bible Dictionary

Money definition

Of uncoined money the first notice we have is in the history of Abraham (Gen. 13:2; 20:16; 24:35). Next, this word is used in connection with the purchase of the cave of Machpelah (23:16), and again in connection with Jacob's purchase of a field at Shalem (Gen. 33:18, 19) for "an hundred pieces of money"=an hundred Hebrew kesitahs (q.v.), i.e., probably pieces of money, as is supposed, bearing the figure of a lamb. The history of Joseph affords evidence of the constant use of money, silver of a fixed weight. This appears also in all the subsequent history of the Jewish people, in all their internal as well as foreign transactions. There were in common use in trade silver pieces of a definite weight, shekels, half-shekels, and quarter-shekels. But these were not properly coins, which are pieces of metal authoritatively issued, and bearing a stamp. Of the use of coined money we have no early notice among the Hebrews. The first mentioned is of Persian coinage, the daric (Ezra 2:69; Neh. 7:70) and the 'adarkon (Ezra 8:27). The daric (q.v.) was a gold piece current in Palestine in the time of Cyrus. As long as the Jews, after the Exile, lived under Persian rule, they used Persian coins. These gave place to Greek coins when Palestine came under the dominion of the Greeks (B.C. 331), the coins consisting of gold, silver, and copper pieces. The usual gold pieces were staters (q.v.), and the silver coins tetradrachms and drachms. In the year B.C. 140, Antiochus VII. gave permission to Simon the Maccabee to coin Jewish money. Shekels (q.v.) were then coined bearing the figure of the almond rod and the pot of manna.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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