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Meaning of MONEY

Pronunciation:  'munee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  wealth reckoned in terms of money; "all his money is in real estate"
  2. [n]  the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
  3. [n]  the official currency issued by a government or national bank; "he changed his money into francs"

MONEY is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: appropriation, bread, cabbage, currency, dinero, dough, fund, gelt, kale, loot, lucre, medium of exchange, monetary fund, monetary system, money supply, moolah, pelf, pile, shekels, shinplaster, sterling, subsidisation, subsidization, token money, wealth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mon"ey\, n.; pl. {Moneys}. [OE. moneie, OF. moneie, F.
    monnaie, fr. L. moneta. See {Mint} place where coin is made,
    {Mind}, and cf. {Moidore}, {Monetary}.]
    1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined,
       or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a
       medium of exchange in financial transactions between
       citizens and with government; also, any number of such
       pieces; coin.
             To prevent such abuses, . . . it has been found
             necessary . . . to affix a public stamp upon certain
             quantities of such particular metals, as were in
             those countries commonly made use of to purchase
             goods. Hence the origin of coined money, and of
             those public offices called mints.    --A. Smith.
    2. Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as
       a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit,
       etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is
       lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense,
       any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and
    Note: Whatever, among barbarous nations, is used as a medium
          of effecting exchanges of property, and in the terms of
          which values are reckoned, as sheep, wampum, copper
          rings, quills of salt or of gold dust, shovel blades,
          etc., is, in common language, called their money.
    3. In general, wealth; property; as, he has much money in
       land, or in stocks; to make, or lose, money.
             The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
                                                   --1 Tim vi. 10
                                                   (Rev. Ver. ).
    {Money bill} (Legislation), a bill for raising revenue.
    {Money broker}, a broker who deals in different kinds of
       money; one who buys and sells bills of exchange; -- called
       also {money changer}.
    {Money cowrie} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
       {Cypr[ae]a} (esp. {C. moneta}) formerly much used as money
       by savage tribes. See {Cowrie}.
    {Money of account}, a denomination of value used in keeping
       accounts, for which there may, or may not, be an
       equivalent coin; e. g., the mill is a money of account in
       the United States, but not a coin.
    {Money order}, an order for the payment of money;
       specifically, a government order for the payment of money,
       issued at one post office as payable at another; -- called
       also {postal money order}.
    {Money scrivener}, a person who produces the loan of money to
       others. [Eng.]
    {Money spider}, {Money spinner} (Zo["o]l.), a small spider;
       -- so called as being popularly supposed to indicate that
       the person upon whom it crawls will be fortunate in money
    {Money's worth}, a fair or full equivalent for the money
       which is paid.
    {A piece of money}, a single coin.
    {Ready money}, money held ready for payment, or actually
       paid, at the time of a transaction; cash.
    {To make money}, to gain or acquire money or property; to
       make a profit in dealings.
  2. \Mon"ey\, v. t.
    To supply with money. [Obs.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or win money in your dream, symbolizes that success and prosperity is within your reach. Money may represent confidence, self-worth, success, or values. You have much belief in yourself. Alternatively, dreaming about money, refers to your attitudes about love and matters of the heart. It is frequently a symbol for sexuality and power. In particular, finding money indicates your quest for love or for power. Dreaming that you lose money means temporary unhappiness in the home and a few setbacks in your affairs. You may be feeling weak, vulnerable, and out of control in your waking life. Additionally, you may be lacking ambition, power and self-esteem. Dreaming about giving money away, is analogous to giving love. You are looking for love. Seeing others giving money away, suggests that you are feeling ignored or neglected. Someone is not paying enough attention and showing enough affection toward you. Dreaming that you have no money indicates that you have a fear of losing your place in the world or that you feel that you lack the abilities needed to achieve some desired goal. You may be overlooked or neglected by others. Dreaming that you steal money, forewarns that you are in danger and need to be cautious. On a positive note, it may mean that you are finally going after or reaching out towards attributes that you associate with things of value.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Of uncoined money the first notice we have is in the history of Abraham (Gen. 13:2; 20:16; 24:35). Next, this word is used in connection with the purchase of the cave of Machpelah (23:16), and again in connection with Jacob's purchase of a field at Shalem (Gen. 33:18, 19) for "an hundred pieces of money"=an hundred Hebrew kesitahs (q.v.), i.e., probably pieces of money, as is supposed, bearing the figure of a lamb.

The history of Joseph affords evidence of the constant use of money, silver of a fixed weight. This appears also in all the subsequent history of the Jewish people, in all their internal as well as foreign transactions. There were in common use in trade silver pieces of a definite weight, shekels, half-shekels, and quarter-shekels. But these were not properly coins, which are pieces of metal authoritatively issued, and bearing a stamp.

Of the use of coined money we have no early notice among the Hebrews. The first mentioned is of Persian coinage, the daric (Ezra 2:69; Neh. 7:70) and the 'adarkon (Ezra 8:27). The daric (q.v.) was a gold piece current in Palestine in the time of Cyrus. As long as the Jews, after the Exile, lived under Persian rule, they used Persian coins. These gave place to Greek coins when Palestine came under the dominion of the Greeks (B.C. 331), the coins consisting of gold, silver, and copper pieces. The usual gold pieces were staters (q.v.), and the silver coins tetradrachms and drachms.

In the year B.C. 140, Antiochus VII. gave permission to Simon the Maccabee to coin Jewish money. Shekels (q.v.) were then coined bearing the figure of the almond rod and the pot of manna.

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