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Definitions of dollar

  1. ( United States) a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  2. the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents
  3. a symbol of commercialism or greed; " he worships the almighty dollar"; " the dollar sign means little to him"
  4. a United States coin worth one dollar; " the dollar coin has never been popular in the United States"
  5. a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  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.
  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.
  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.
  9. The value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the United States in reckoning money values.
  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.
  11. A money denomination of the United States, worth 100 cents.
  12. Silver coin of the United States, worth 100 cents.
  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.
  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.
  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.
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Usage examples for dollar

  1. They had intended riding along the Dollar Sign road, past Talpers's and the agency, and back to their camp. – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  2. Not a white man's horse won a dollar in the race. – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  3. But Don don't get him back fur no dollar I tell you. – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
  4. I never wished a dollar more than what the law had fixed on. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  5. " Wouldn't tell you for a dollar he replied, smiling. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  6. I not only failed to get ahead by so much as a single dollar but I had never had really enough of anything. – Life on the Stage by Clara Morris
  7. I expect you've made as much as half a dollar – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  8. It shows not a single dent or bend, and inside is as bright as a dollar – Camp and Trail by Stewart Edward White
  9. He wanted to fight every time he would lose a dollar so I ran him up a hand and then broke him. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  10. Guess it's wuth a dollar – The Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
  11. The merchant had returned to him a fifty- dollar note and another of ten. – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  12. When do I git that dollar the first one? – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  13. Why, in your case you would put a two- thousand- dollar policy in danger to save a few miserable dollars. – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower
  14. He accordingly called her in, and showing her a bright silver dollar asked her if she thought it good enough pay for a short answer to a simple question. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  15. I'll have you cut down your force if necessary and string the last dollar and last day's work out till my three months' grace is up. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  16. The man without an occupation or a dollar in his pocket does not, as a rule, find life very easy. – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  17. How much do you suppose they get- think they must get as much as a dollar and a half a day for doing that? – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Flying-Rings-or-Making-the-Start-in-the-Sawdust-Life by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  18. Why shouldn't it concern me to spoil a pair of nine dollar shoes? – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  19. Will they make you pay a dollar for each of us, papa? – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  20. You won't get a dollar – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
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