cash

Definitions

  • One Man Wanted Dad to Cash a Check 067
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cash exchange for cash "I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail"
    • n Cash United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003)
    • n cash prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check
    • n cash money in the form of bills or coins "there is a desperate shortage of hard cash"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash
    • n. sing. & pl Cash A Chinese coin.☞ In 1913 the cash Chinese tsien) was the only current coin made by the chinese government. It is a thin circular disk of a very base alloy of copper, with a square hole in the center. 1,000 to 1,400 cash were equivalent to a dollar.
    • n Cash kăsh A place where money is kept, or where it is deposited and paid out; a money box. "This bank is properly a general cash , where every man lodges his money.""£20,000 are known to be in her cash ."
    • Cash (Com) Immediate or prompt payment in current funds; as, to sell goods for cash; to make a reduction in price for cash .
    • Cash (Com) Ready money; especially, coin or specie; but also applied to bank notes, drafts, bonds, or any paper easily convertible into money
    • v. t Cash To disband.
    • v. t Cash To pay, or to receive, cash for; to exchange for money; as, cash a note or an order.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The founder of JC Penny had the middle name of Cash
    • cash To discard; disband; cashier.
    • n cash Disbandment.
    • n cash A receptacle for money; a money-box.
    • n cash Money; primarily, ready money; money on hand or at command.
    • n cash Money in hand; actual money, as distinguished from other property. Synonyms See money.
    • cash To turn into money, or to exchange for money: as, to cash a note or an order.
    • cash To pay money for: as, the paying teller of a bank cashes notes when presented.
    • n cash The name given by foreigners to the only coin in use among the Chinese, and called by them tsien (pronounced chen). It is a round disk of copper alloy, with a square hole in the middle for convenience in stringing, and is of the value of one tenth to one fourteenth of a cent. The characters above and below the square hole indicate the reign in which the coin was cast; those on each side (reading from right to left) are called t'ung pao, and mean current coin, or money. A string of cash is a sum of 500 or 1,000 cash, according to locality, strung together, in divisions of 50 or 100. The name is also applied to a similar coin (called a rin) in circulation in Japan, one thousand being equal to a yen or dollar.
    • n cash The name sometimes given by foreigners to a li (pronounced lē), or thousandth part of a Chinese liang or ounce.
    • n cash A copper coin used for currency in Madras under the East India Company.
    • n cash A coin of Pondicherry, having a value of one third of a cent.
    • n cash A money of account in Sumatra, worth about 3 cents.
    • n cash A prehistoric wooden road, resembling an American plankroad, or corduroy road. Roads of this kind have been found in Ireland in many localities, and in some cases are evidently connected with the crannogs.
    • n cash In coalmining, soft shale or bind.
    • n cash An abbreviation of cashier.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Federal Reserve printed up an extra $50 billion in small bills just in case people started hoarding money prior to the year 2000. Since nowhere near that much cash was needed, and there was a long-term storage problem, most of that money was recycled.
    • n Cash kash coin or money: ready money
    • v.t Cash to turn into or exchange for money: to pay money for
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Quotations

  • Robert Green Ingersoll
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    “The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “In God we trust; all others must pay cash.”
  • Rita Mae Brown
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    “Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.”
  • Harold S. Geneen
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    “In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”
  • Truman Capote
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    “Fame is only good for one thing-they will cash your check in a small town.”
  • Fred Adler
    Fred Adler
    “Happiness is a positive cash flow.”

Idioms

Cash cow - A product, business, etc, that generates a continuous flow of money or a high proportion of overall profits is a cash cow.
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Cash in your chips - If you cash in your chips, you sell something to get what profit you can because you think its value is going to fall. It can also mean 'to die'.
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Strapped for cash - If you're strapped for cash, you are short of money.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. caisse, case, box, cash box, cash. See Case a box

Usage

In literature:

His brother's cash register, if properly advertised and put on the market, would drive out every other cash register in the world.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
He used a cash-book and occasionally credited customers, although he paid cash for supplies from a white firm.
"The Negro at Work in New York City" by George Edmund Haynes
The actual cash was easily disposed of, but what was to be done with the bonds?
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
He's going to marry Miss Krill and her money, and is getting cash together by fleecing young Sandal.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
Would you prefer such names as Cash Cove and Money-grub Channel?
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
To cash paid Mr. Stowe per B.N.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
This sale brought me seventy-five dollars in cash, and I traded thirty-five head for a horse and wagon.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
The tools employed about a steamer are legion in number, and cost cash.
"Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post" by Thomas Rainey
Cash-payment not the sole relation of human beings, 183, 235, 242; love of men cannot be bought with cash, 336.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
Sign your name on the back of that check and any bank will cash it.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
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In poetry:

Why is there always a secret singing
When a lawyer cashes in?
Why does a hearse horse snicker
Hauling a lawyer away?
"The Lawyers Know Too Much" by Carl Sandburg
The lumper staggered up the stack
Where he was told to stack it;
And Jack was paid and put the cash
Inside his linen jacket.
"Old Farmer Jack" by C J Dennis
In the river Asuka
There are no deep pockets for funeral gifts;
My house
Has rapidly changed to cash
That's how it happened!
"In the river Asuka" by Ise
"Mon Jock, ye smoke the Trichi coarse,
"For ye are short o' cash,
"An' best Havanas Couldna leave
"Sae white an' pure an ash.
"The Fall of Jock Gillespie" by Rudyard Kipling
In the cauld month o' November,
(Claise, and cash, and credit out)
Cowring owre a dying ember,
Wi' ilk face as white's a clout;
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
My heart is weary, my peace is gone,
How shall I e'er my woes reveal?
I have no cash, I lie in pawn,
A stranger in the town of Lille.
"Titmarsh’s Carmen Lilliense" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Country Stars Band Together to Save Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home.
Some of country music's biggest names are banding together to help preserve the memory of the great late Johnny Cash.
Johnny Cash Boyhood Home update.
Work on the restoration of Johnny Cash's Boyhood home in Dyess continues.
Johnny Cash's childhood home in Dyess, Ark.
Will be restored, thanks to funds that will be raised from the newly minted Johnny Cash Music Festival, scheduled for Aug 4 in Jonesboro, Ark.
With most, the focus tends to be on getting as intoxicated as possible for the least amount of cash.
From the Chicago Sun-Times: Hyatt Hotel's brand name boosts IPO So far, so good for the Pritzker family's $950 million cash extraction from Hyatt Hotels (H).
OWN to Reach Cash Flow Break-Even in Second Half of 2013.
Lower your breakeven point and hang on to your cash reserves.
Amazon.com gets 90 days, same as cash.
Upping the ante could be the practice of guys backing up their own confidence with a little cash, or even laying some cash down on a teammate.
You could Win Cash and lots of of it with the Kicker Cash Cow twice a weekday.
Cash and Dylan, a Columbia Records superstar in the 1970s–is something of the obverse of Mr Cash .
Classifying premiums paid on company-owned life insurance policies as an operating use of cash can distort operating and free cash flows, says a new study.
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In science:

The portfolio of an agent i at time t is the sum of her cash cashi (t) and of the number stocksi (t) of the single asset that is traded in our artificial market.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
One is that the trading is performed through a market maker, disposing of an unlimited amount of cash and stocks.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Because we model a closed system, with no new influx of money or stocks after the initial endowment of cash(0) and stocks(0), there cannot be any money/wealth creation in the long run 3 .
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
The constraints on cash and stocks tend to push the price back to its initial value, price(0) = 1, such that the price performs a mean-reverting random walk 5 around its initial value, which will be refereed to in the following as the equilibrium price.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
This effect is essentially negligible. 4 The upper bound is reached once agents have exhausted all their cash.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
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