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Definitions of coin

  1. To make into coins; stamp or mint; originate; counterfeit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To make (coins) by stamping pieces of metal; invent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To convert a piece of metal into money: to form, as a medal, by stamping: to make, invent, fabricate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To convert into money by stamping; to fabricate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. of phrases or words Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To convert metal into money; to mint; to forge; to fabricate; to invent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To make money of metal; to make, as to coin a word; to forge or fabricate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. a metal piece (usually a disc) used as money Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; -- much used in a collective sense. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. That which serves for payment or recompense. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To manufacture counterfeit money. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A piece of metal legally stamped and authorized to be used as money; coined money collectively; a corner or angle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. A piece of metal legally stamped and current as money. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Stamped money. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. A corner or external angle; a wedge; a quoin; a die used in coining; a piece of metal stamped and current as money; money; that which serves for payment; a kind of die cut diagonally, after the manner of a flight of stairs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A piece of gold, silver, or copper stamped; money. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for coin

  1. The fourth coin was frankly base metal and ought not to have taken in a child. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  2. It was the price of what she had done: and the price was even now being paid into her hand- paid with current coin and of full weight. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
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