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Noun: money (monies,moneys)  mú-nee
  1. The most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    "we tried to collect the money he owed us";
    - coin [US, informal], boodle [informal], bread [informal], cabbage [US, informal], clams [US, informal], dinero [N. Amer, informal], dough [informal], gelt [informal], kale [US, informal], lettuce [US, informal], lolly [Brit, informal], lucre [informal], loot [informal], moolah [N. Amer, informal], pelf [archaic, informal], scratch [informal], shekels [informal], simoleons [US, informal], sugar [informal], wampum [N. Amer, informal], dibs [archaic, informal], wonga [Brit, informal], brass [Brit, informal], moola [N. Amer, informal], dosh [Brit, informal], mazuma [US, informal]
     
  2. Wealth reckoned in terms of money
    "all his money is in real estate"
     
  3. The official currency issued by a government or national bank
    "he changed his money into francs"

Derived forms: monies, moneys

Type of: currency, medium of exchange, monetary system, wealth

Part of: money supply

Encyclopedia: Money, Money, Money; Money