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  1. (United States) a piece of paper money worth one dollar Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a symbol of commercialism or greed; "he worships the almighty dollar"; "the dollar sign means little to him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a United States coin worth one dollar; "the dollar coin has never been popular in the United States" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a piece of paper money worth one dollar Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25 grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 412.5 grains. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22 grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths fine. It is no longer coined. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A coin of the same general weight and value, though differing slightly in different countries, current in Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other European countries. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the United States in reckoning money values. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A silver coin used in the United States and Canada equal to one hundred cents; a bank note, treasury note, etc., of the legal value of one hundred cents; a coin of various other countries. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A money denomination of the United States, worth 100 cents. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Silver coin of the United States, worth 100 cents. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The monetary unit of the United States and Canada, equal to 100 cents, or about 4s. 11/3d. English money; also, a similar coin of various other countries. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A silver coin of the United States, worth 100 cents, or about 4s. 2d. sterling; a coin of different values current in other parts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A silver coin in U.S. and Canada, of the value of from 4s. 2d. to 4s. 4d; a silver coin current in Holland, Germany, Spain, &c., varying in value up to five shillings English. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. "$" Common names: ITU-T: dollar sign. Rare:currency symbol; buck; cash; string; escape (when used as theecho of ASCII ESC); ding; cache; INTERCAL: big money.Well-known uses of the dollar symbol in computing include as aprefix on the names of string variables in BASIC,shell and related languages like Perl. In shell languagesit is also used in positional parameters so "$1" is thefirst parameter to a shell script, "$2" the second, etc. foldoc_fs
  17. dol'ar, n. a silver coin (= 100 cents) of U.S.A., Mexico, Singapore, &c. The U.S.A. dollar = about 4s. 2d. sterling.--adjs. DOLL'ARED; DOLL'ARLESS.--ns. DOLLAROC'RACY; DOLL'ARSHIP. [Ger., short for Joachimsthaler, because first coined at the silver mines in Joachimsthal (Joachim's dale) in Bohemia--Low Ger. daler, Sw., Dan. daler.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. (Orig.). English name for German thaler, also for Spanish piece of eight; unit of United States gold& silver coinage =100 cents, about 4s. 1 1/2d. (the almighty d., money, mammon); corresponding coin in Canada &c.; (slang) five-shilling piece, crown. [Dutch] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. The Spanish milled dollar was the type of the American silver dollar. By Act of 1792, 371 ¼ grains of pure silver and 24¾ grains of pure gold were declared to be equivalent to each other and to the dollar of account. The silver dollar was first coined in 1794, weighing 416 grains (371¼+ plus alloy). In 1837 the weight of alloy was so reduced that the weight of the coin should be 412 ½ grains. The gold dollar was first coined in 1849. In 1873 provision was made for a trade dollar of 420 grains, for use in the trade with China and Japan. From 1873 to 1878 the issue of the old silver dollar was suspended. The gold half-dollar and quarter-dollar were never coined by the U. S. Government. The silver half-dollar has been coined since 1794. Its weight, at first 208 grains, was subsequently reduced to 206.25 in 1837, to 192 in 1853, and raised to 192.9 in 1873. The quarter-dollar, coinage of which began in 1796, has undergone corresponding changes of weight. Dictionary of United States history
  20. See Joachims-thaler. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. Thaler. A silver coin, having different values in different countries. In the U.S. its full weight is 416 grains, of which 371 1/4 grains are pure silver. It is the unit of money value in the U.S., and is worth about 4s. 2d. The Spanish duro, or hard dollar, has about the same value. The Prussian thaler is worth about 2s. IId. ; the rix-dollar of Bremen, about 3s. 4d., etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. A silver coin of the United States, Mexico, Spain, & c.—from 4s, 2d, to 4s. 10d. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. A Dutch and German coin of different value, from about two shillings and sixpence to four and sixpence. Complete Dictionary

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