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Definitions of coin

  1. of phrases or words
  2. a metal piece ( usually a disc) used as money
  3. form by stamping, punching, or printing; " strike coins"; " strike a medal"
  4. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin.
  5. 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.
  6. That which serves for payment or recompense.
  7. 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.
  8. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.
  9. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
  10. To manufacture counterfeit money.
  11. A piece of metal legally stamped and authorized to be used as money; coined money collectively; a corner or angle.
  12. To make ( coins) by stamping pieces of metal; invent.
  13. A piece of metal legally stamped and current as money.
  14. To convert a piece of metal into money: to form, as a medal, by stamping: to make, invent, fabricate.
  15. Stamped money.
  16. To convert into money by stamping; to fabricate.
  17. To make into coins; stamp or mint; originate; counterfeit.
  18. A piece of metallic money; such money collectively.
  19. 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.
  20. To convert metal into money; to mint; to forge; to fabricate; to invent.
  21. A piece of gold, silver, or copper stamped; money.
  22. To make money of metal; to make, as to coin a word; to forge or fabricate.
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Usage examples for coin

  1. Here is your coin. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. An officer of an English ship of war gave me a coin of gold. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  3. The trouble is, they do not put in the coin; in other words, they do not do what is necessary to get the machine to work. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  4. The coin fell on the table head up. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  5. Two thousand pounds were what we agreed on, in coin. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  6. Silver coin now, for the first time, used by the Roman people. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  7. It would be a miracle if the Council could find the coin to settle the debt, but they did have something he needed. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  8. He seemed to be counting money, for he had a bag of coin near him and the iron safe near by was open. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  9. The fourth coin was frankly base metal and ought not to have taken in a child. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  10. There, quoth the stranger, counting out the money carefully, is thy coin. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  11. 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
  12. As he ended he pointed to the pile of coin. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  13. After they had once found that blessed coin, everything had gone well with them. – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  14. Had the fellow been such a fool as to attempt passing a bad coin when he carried others of the same kind in his pocket? – The Nether World by George Gissing
  15. He felt in his pocket for a small coin, and, reaching forward, offered it to her. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  16. He plunged his hand into his trousers- pocket and dashed a coin on to the desk. – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  17. Johnny took the coin with an air of satisfaction, but even as he slid it into his pocket he took it out again. – An Old Chester Secret by Margaret Deland
  18. Then, as a coin changed hands, " Thank you." – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  19. We say in our platform that we believe that the right to coin and issue money is a function of government. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  20. Lend me a coin, somebody. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
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