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sen1

[sen] /sɛn/
noun, plural sen.
1.
a money of account of Japan, the 100th part of a yen, now used only in certain quotations, as on foreign exchange.
Origin of sen1
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qián; cf. chon

sen2

[sen] /sɛn/
noun, plural sen.
1.
a money of account of Cambodia, the 100th part of a riel.
Origin
< Khmer sein, probably Khmer pronunciation of the French abbreviation cent., for centime centime, on Cambodian coins

sen3

[sen] /sɛn/
noun, plural sen.
1.
a bronze coin and monetary unit of Brunei, the 100th part of a dollar.
2.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Indonesia, the 100th part of a rupiah.
3.
a bronze, cupronickel, or copper-clad coin and monetary unit of Malaysia, the 100th part of a ringgit.
Also called cent.
Origin
1950-55; < Malay < English cent

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Examples from the Web for sen
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  • "I never said nothing at all about Greenberg & sen," Aaron blurted out.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
  • We'll sen' them to the hospital, and that'll ease yer min', Mirran!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • De Lord 'u'd sen' 'nough rain to help de gyarden, but not 'nough ter hurt de oats.

  • You sen' 'em from Greenwood, dey gwine die ob homesickness!'

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • I'll sen' him my buryin' money, an' ef tant enough, can't you sen' a little more?

    The Harvest of Years Martha Lewis Beckwith Ewell
  • sen, the Chinaman, who professed to speak nothing but Chinese—ah!

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • Why not tell him that old sen stole his duck, and get him to give sen a scolding?

    A Chinese Wonder Book Norman Hinsdale Pitman
  • sen' the dwarf back wi' them to Firdale; they'll know their own way from there.

    Two Little Travellers Frances Browne Arthur
  • "He sen' me wud he marster comin' to-night, an he want he shut," said his wife, as she handed him his supper.

  • Greenberg & sen want your trade, Aaron; they don't want the boy.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
British Dictionary definitions for sen

sen

/sɛn/
noun (pl) sen
1.
a monetary unit of Brunei, worth one hundredth of a dollar, Cambodia, worth one hundredth of a riel, Indonesia, worth one hundredth of a rupiah, Malaysia, worth one hundredth of a ringgit, and formerly of Japan (where it is still used as a unit of account)
Word Origin
C19: ultimately from Chinese ch'ien coin

SEN

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
(formerly) State Enrolled Nurse

Sen.

abbreviation
1.
senator
2.
senior
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Related Abbreviations for sen

sen.

1.
senate
2.
senator
3.
senior
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