dollar sign

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dollar sign a mark ($) written before a number to indicate that it stands for the number of dollars
    • n dollar sign a symbol of commercialism or greed "he worships the almighty dollar","the dollar sign means little to him"
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Usage

In literature:

The card that Calve signed fetched nine hundred dollars.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
His head is too full of dollar signs when he comes home from the town.
"The Windy Hill" by Cornelia Meigs
All matter of dollar sign.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
And his ideals had only one symbol, namely, the dollar sign.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
She wrote "five," in letters, and lower down filled in the numeral, putting it very near the dollar-sign.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
The rent was forty dollars a month and I signed a three years' lease before I left.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
Beneath the sign was a notice: All ye that enter here leave five dollars at the door.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
We are to give him, when the papers are signed, a draft for ten thousand dollars.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
I am ready to give you a hundred dollars if you will sign the paper I have here.
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger
And so you're going to sign this contract if it loses you a million dollars?
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
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In poetry:

So you've done your duty ever since
I signed away my name
As a member of the army seeking
Thirty dollar Fame.
"Old F. S. Coat" by Robert A Donaldson

In news:

Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson has disputed claims from a City Council member that the mayor's delay in signing a Siemens contract is costing the city thousands of dollars.
Major League Baseball recently signed new eight-year TV rights deals with Fox, ESPN and Turner that will bring in more than $12 billion dollars through the duration of the contracts.
The sign was approved on the condition that it would be paid for by donations from the community and appear in the same font as it does on the dollar bill.
The Wall Street Journal reports Hertz Global Holdings has signed a deal to buy rival Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc for about $2.3 billion in cash or $87.50 a share.
While that assessment is partially true — she does like whiskey and having fun — there's a lot more to K-Dollar Sign-sha than that.
The Dallas Stars today signed free agent wingerTodd Fedoruk to a one-year, 875-thousand dollar contract.
Ke$ha uses a dollar-sign instead of an "s" in the middle of her stage name.
U-K and I-B-M officials announced the signing yesterday of a two-year, two-point-six (m) million dollar annual lease for an I-B-M System Cluster 13-50 Supercomputer.
Michael Vick just netted one of the biggest contracts in professional football, signing a six-year, $100 million dollar deal to keep playing quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Vick is now the only player in NFL history to have signed two $100 million dollar contracts.
Nearly five decades after the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was signed, women in the United States earn 78 cents on the dollar compared to men.
The University of Mississippi signed a multi-year and multimillion dollar deal with Nike, officials said Sunday.
This move was not about TV sets, or TV deals or dollar signs floating in the sky.
It is there in every choice we make, whether we're buying laptops or signing multimillion-dollar contracts.
Before you jump up and down with glee because your bank announced the end of overdraft fees, click on this dollar sign: $ and read on.
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In science:

The dollar sign curve. ˜gi = gi , h(C ) = 2.
Compactified jacobians
The generalization of the dollar sign curve is a curve C = C1 ∪ C2 with both Ci smooth and intersecting at n points. ˜gi = gi , h(C ) = n − 1.
Compactified jacobians
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