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money

  

      n  
1    a medium of exchange that functions as legal tender  
2    the official currency, in the form of banknotes, coins, etc., issued by a government or other authority  
3    a particular denomination or form of currency  
silver money     
4    property or assets with reference to their realizable value  
5      (Law, or, archaic)   pl   , moneys, monies   a pecuniary sum or income  
6    an unspecified amount of paper currency or coins  
money to lend     
7    for one's money   in one's opinion  
8    in the money  
Informal   well-off; rich  
9    money for old rope  
Informal   profit obtained by little or no effort  
10    money to burn   more money than one needs  
11    one's money's worth   full value for the money one has paid for something  
12    put money into   to invest money in  
13    put money on   to place a bet on  
14    put one's money where one's mouth is      See       mouth       19  
  
Related adj  
    pecuniary  
     (C13: from Old French moneie, from Latin moneta coinage; see mint2)  


appearance money  
      n   money paid by a promoter of an event to a particular celebrity in order to ensure that the celebrity takes part in the event  
big money  
      n   large sums of money  
there's big money in professional golf     
black money  
      n  
1    that part of a nation's income that relates to its black economy  
2    any money that a person or organization acquires illegally, as by a means that involves tax evasion  
3      (U.S.)   money to fund a government project that is concealed in the cost of some other project  
blood money  
      n  
1    compensation paid to the relatives of a murdered person  
2    money paid to a hired murderer  
3    a reward for information about a criminal, esp. a murderer  
boot money  
      n  
Informal   unofficial bonuses in the form of illegal cash payments made by a professional sports club to its players  
call money  
      n   money loaned by banks and recallable on demand  
caution money  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   a sum of money deposited as security for good conduct, against possible debts, etc.  
cob money  
      n   crude silver coins issued in the Spanish colonies of the New World from about 1600 until 1820  
conscience money  
      n   money paid voluntarily to compensate for dishonesty, esp. money paid voluntarily for taxes formerly evaded  
danger money  
      n   extra money paid to compensate for the risks involved in certain dangerous jobs  
easy money  
      n  
1    money made with little effort, sometimes dishonestly  
2      (Commerce)   money that can be borrowed at a low interest rate  
fiat money  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   money declared by a government to be legal tender though it is not convertible into standard specie  
folding money  
      n  
Informal   paper money  
gate money  
      n   the total receipts taken for admission to a sporting event or other entertainment  
head money  
      n  
1    a reward paid for the capture or slaying of a fugitive, outlaw, etc.  
2       an archaic term for       poll tax  
hot money  
      n   capital transferred from one financial centre to another seeking the highest interest rates or the best opportunity for short-term gain, esp. from changes in exchange rates  
hush money  
      n  
Slang   money given to a person, such as an accomplice, to ensure that something is kept secret  
key money  
      n   a fee payment required from a new tenant of a house or flat before he moves in  
Maundy money  
      n   specially minted coins distributed by the British sovereign on Maundy Thursday  
money cowry  
      n  
1    a tropical marine gastropod, Cypraea moneta  
2    the shell of this mollusc, used as money in some parts of Africa and S Asia  
money-grubbing  
      adj  
Informal   seeking greedily to obtain money at every opportunity  
  money-grubber      n  
money market  
      n     (Finance)   the financial institutions dealing with short-term loans and capital and with foreign exchange  
   Compare       capital market  
money of account  
      n      another name (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       unit of account  
money order  
      n      another name (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       postal order  
money spider  
      n   any of certain small shiny brownish spiders of the family Linyphiidae  
money-spinner  
      n  
Informal   an enterprise, idea, person, or thing that is a source of wealth  
money supply  
      n   the total amount of money in a country's economy at a given time  
   See also       M0       M1       M2       M3       M3c       M4       M5  
money wages  
      pl n     (Economics)   wages evaluated with reference to the money paid rather than the equivalent purchasing power,   (Also called)    nominal wages      Compare       real wages  
near money  
      n   liquid assets that can be converted to cash very quickly, such as a bank deposit or bill of exchange  
option money  
      n     (Commerce)   the price paid for buying an option  
paper money  
      n   paper currency issued by the government or the central bank as legal tender and which circulates as a substitute for specie  
pin money  
      n  
1    an allowance by a husband to his wife for personal expenditure  
2    money saved or earned to be used for incidental expenses  
plastic money  
      n   credit cards, used instead of cash  
     (C20: from the cards being made of plastic)  
pocket money  
      n  
1      (Brit)   a small weekly sum of money given to children by parents as an allowance  
2    money for day-to-day spending, incidental expenses, etc.  
prize money  
      n  
1    any money offered, paid, or received as a prize  
2    (formerly) a part of the money realized from the sale of a captured vessel  
push money  
      n   a cash inducement provided by a manufacturer or distributor for a retailer or his staff, to reward successful selling  
ready money   , cash  
      n   funds for immediate use; cash,   (Also called)    the ready, the readies  
seed money  
      n   money used for the establishment of an enterprise  
ship money  
      n     (English history)   a tax levied to finance the fitting out of warships: abolished 1640  
sit-down money  
      n     (Austral)  
informal   social security benefits  
smart money  
      n  
1   
a    money bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors, esp. with inside information  
b    the gamblers or investors themselves  
2    money paid in order to extricate oneself from an unpleasant situation or agreement, esp. from military service  
3    money paid by an employer to someone injured while working for him  
4      (U.S. law)   damages awarded to a plaintiff where the wrong was aggravated by fraud, malice, etc.  
spending money  
      n   an allowance for small personal expenses; pocket money  
table money  
      n   an allowance for official entertaining of visitors, clients, etc., esp. in the army  
token money  
      n   coins of the regular issue having greater face value than the value of their metal content  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
exp.
easily gained money
o.
eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically for good and services via cyber digital device.
[Tech.] eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device as cell phone
n.
eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device.
[Tech.] eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device as cell phone
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
v.
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
v.
am not
as in, I amn't going to the store. to replace the word ain't.
n.
a feeling of happiness, satisfaction, well-being
E.g: Nothing compares to the warm fuzzies you get when seeing again your old friends.
exp.
¡no toques eso!
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
exp.
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
A prostitute who exchanges sexual favors for crack cocaine instead of money.
[Slang]
n.
money paid to someone because they have suffered injury or loss, or because they own has been damaged
[US] She received compensation from the government for the damage caused to her property.
n.
money that is paid because someone suffered from a loss of what they own (such as injury)
When you are responsible for someone's serious injury, I think you should pay compensation to that person.
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.

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