• WordNet 3.6
    • n banknote a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank) "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • banknote A promissory note issued by a bank or banking company, payable to the bearer on demand. See also sense 4.
    • banknote A promissory note issued by an authorized bank, payable to the bearer on demand and intended to circulate as government-authorized money; in the United States such notes may only be issued by a Federal Reserve Bank; as, he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty banknotes.
    • banknote A promissory note payable at a bank.
    • banknote Formerly, a promissory note made by a banker, or banking company, payable to a specified person at a fixed date; a bank bill. See Bank bill, 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n banknote A promissory note payable on demand, made and issued by a bank authorized by law, and intended to circulate as money. In the United States frequently called bank-bill.
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In literature:

They ain't so common as go about with their pockets full of banknotes, and pay double price for hosses what they buy.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
At intervals she opened the top drawer of the bureau and looked at the banknotes to be sure she was not dreaming.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
Augusta Symes regarded the pile of crisp banknotes with pleased eyes.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
When she shook hands with him Nancy had the banknote ready and she left it in his hand.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
That known as Whatman's Banknote paper answers very well.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Lady Kelsey had slipped a couple of banknotes into George's hand and told them to have a good time.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
His jaw was set as he pulled off banknote after banknote in the tense silence which had fallen.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Every single banknote is gone.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
Green had already broken the flap of the envelope, revealing the edges of a considerable thickness of banknotes.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
With the howl of a demon he dashed the banknotes and glittering gold beneath his feet, and trampled on them.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
Saxham, leaving a banknote lying on the counter, wheeled abruptly, and went out of the bar.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The lowest bribe given, it was said, was a banknote for two hundred pounds.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Powell Seaton produced and waved a bulky wad of banknotes.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
Even the touch of the crisp banknotes seemed unreal!
"The Beggar Man" by Ruby Mildred Ayres
These banknotes were nothing more or less than irresponsible promises to pay.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
And when I went to old Kraus this morning, this is what he sticks in my hand instead of a roll of banknotes.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
The lev has been traded on the black market in exchange for so-called capitalist banknotes or gold coins.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Sube was still gazing at the banknote when Cathead came out of the house.
"Sube Cane" by Edward Bellamy Partridge
The crisp banknote was divided between the two companions.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
Now, who can have sent these banknotes?
"The New Mistress" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

"Where the beggars raffle the banknotes
And the Giant is enchanting to Jack,
And the Lily-white Boy is a Roarer,
And Jill goes down on her back.
"As I Walked Out One Evening" by W H Auden
Who is that dark child on the parapets
of Europe, watching the evening river mint
its sovereigns stamped with power, not with poets,
the Thames and the Neva rustling like banknotes,
then, black on gold, the Hudson's silhouettes?
"Forest Of Europe" by Derek Walcott

In news:

South Africa immortalized former President Nelson Mandela in a set of banknotes bearing the image of the anti-apartheid leader.
South Africa immortalizes Mandela on banknote .
The Bank of Canada purged the image of an Asian-looking woman from its new $100 banknotes after focus groups raised questions about her ethnicity.
Caucasian replaces Asian on banknote.
The BankNote 's $25 million renovation, currently underway, will include new elevators, lobbies and windows.
Caucasian replaces Asian on banknote.
Chadwick Wasilenkoff, CEO Fortress Group holds a winning hand with new secure banknotes that his company produces.
VIENNA— First in a series of articles about the Jan 1 introduction of euro banknotes and coins.
Paper banknotes, passports, identification cards, certificates, checks, bonds, and warranties all frequently feature guilloché pattern.
A 20,000 rial banknote, which today was worth less than 60 cents.
Trackable Banknotes, at Last.
A Bank of Canada scientist demonstrates how the durability of the new polymer banknotes is tested.
South Africa banknotes with Nelson Mandela's image enter circulation .
JOHANNESBURG – New South African banknotes featuring the image of former president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela are going into circulation .
JOHANNESBURG — New South African banknotes featuring the image of former president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela are going into circulation .

In science:

We describe an exchange machine, which can enter banknotes in denominations of 100 dollars.
Theory of processes
From the eighteenth century, fiat money has become dominant, but its presence in the form of coins or banknotes has become increasingly marginal.
Interest prohibition and financial product innovation
The fact that the shared key is (or can be) used up each time authentication takes place renders the EPR protocol better for certain purposes: for example, for banknotes it could be good that the state is returned to the bank and destroyed in the authentication process.
Quantum secure identification using entanglement and catalysis