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Definitions of penny

  1. Pennies or Pence, the former to denote the number of coins, the latter the amount of pennies in value. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. See Denarius. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An English bronze coin, equal to one-twelfth of a shilling, or to two cents of United States money; colloquially, in the United States, a cent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Coin of the value of one-twelfth of a shilling, or about cents. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A British coin, onetwelfth of a shilling, or 2 cents United States value. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Any small coin, as a cent (U. S.). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A copper coin, the twelfth part of a shilling; a small sum; money; a denarius. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The original meaning was probably a coin in general; an English copper coin, twelve of which are equal to a shilling; a small sum; money in general. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. priced at 1 cent; "penny candy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. Worth or costing one penny. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Denoting pound weight for one thousand; - used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Pence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Pennies. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for penny

  1. They were side by side again in their penny chairs, and Kate had another pause. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  2. " Oh, all right," replied Penny – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
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