peso

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peso the basic unit of money in Chile; equal to 100 centesimos
    • n peso the basic unit of money in Colombia; equal to 100 centavos
    • n peso the basic unit of money in Cuba; equal to 100 centavos
    • n peso the basic unit of money in the Dominican Republic; equal to 100 centavos
    • n peso the basic unit of money in Guinea-Bissau; equal to 100 centavos
    • n peso the basic unit of money in Mexico; equal to 100 centavos
    • n peso the basic unit of money in the Philippines; equal to 100 centavos
    • n peso the basic unit of money in Uruguay; equal to 100 centesimos
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Peso A Spanish dollar; also, an Argentine, Chilian, Colombian, etc., coin, equal to from 75 cents to a dollar; also, a pound weight.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n peso The Spanish dollar. See dollar, 1. Also called duro. Also, a modern coin of various American states (Argentine Republic, Chili, etc.), worth from 69.8 to 96.5 United States cents. The following is a table of its values in United States cents:
    • n peso A silver siege-piece struck for Girone in Spain, in 1808, during the Peninsular war.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Peso pā′so a Spanish dollar.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.,—L. pensum, pendĕre, to weigh.

Usage

In literature:

You paid five pesos for that dish!
"Semiramis and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan
And the second is a Spanish peso made at Potosi under Philip II.
"Tales of Fantasy and Fact" by Brander Matthews
I'll take a chance, though, if he don't loosen up with every peso he's stolen.
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
A thousand pesos to the man who can lead me to the presence of the monster!
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
Here we found five hundred thousand pesos of gold that they were taking to Cajamarca.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
For a thousand pesos de oro Pedrarias gave his consent, and signed away his right to the spoils of an empire.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
There were charitable senoras in Chile and Peru who gave a hundred pesos as a gratuity for a single mass.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
I make tree tousand peso by my father's rancho.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
In the morning a man would be found bound and gagged, with five hundred pesos stuffed into his pockets.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
We backed our nags with every peso, and that old brown murderer won!
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
***

In news:

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas's losses widened 187 percent to 68.4 billion pesos ($1.7 billion) in the third quarter, the Philippine Star reported on Nov 19.
The peso 's 7.2 percent rally in 2012 is the biggest among the dollar's 16 most-traded counterparts tracked by Bloomberg.
Chile Peso Touches 12-Week Low as Fiscal Cliff Spurs Refuge Bid.
The peso 's value has dropped recently because demand from the United States has fallen.
Peso Weaker vs Dollar.
Colombia announced last month it would offer 30 highway tenders worth 40 trillion pesos ($22 billion).
Mexico's Peso Strengthens Most in a Month After ECB Backs Euro.
Mexico's peso jumped the most in one month after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policy makers will do whatever is needed to preserve the euro, spurring a surge in higher-yielding assets.
Mexico's central bank yesterday sold $281 million in a dollar auction designed to limit the peso 's volatility.
Mexico Inflation Quickens as Peso Falls and Growth Picks Up.
"They're still coming to shop and obviously whenever they want pesos , whenever they get more pesos for their dollar so it benefits one side and is negative for the other," Ochoa said.
The nation has so far sold about 55 billion pesos of 10- and 15-year bonds to individual investors before the sale closes on Oct 17, First Metro Investment Corp.
Peso 's Kitchen and Lounge.
Philippine Peso Set for Worst Week in Two Months.
The fashion set should head here for Mishka shoes (starting at 490 pesos) and Maria Aversa coats (230 pesos), as well as accessories displayed on antique furniture.
***

In science:

Table 1: The values of parameter aexp and bexp of the electron energy resolution for various iron-scintillator calorimeters. ath is the prediction of the parameterization of Del Peso et al.
Non-Compensation of the Barrel Tile Hadron Module-0 Calorimeter
Un camino es de coste m´ınimo si no es posible encontrar ning´un camino de u a v cuyo peso sea menor que p(u − v).
Acerca del Algoritmo de Dijkstra
Sea G = (V , E ) un digrafo ponderado con pesos positivos de n v´ertices.
Acerca del Algoritmo de Dijkstra
Entrada : Grafo ponderado dirigido de n v´ertices con pesos positivos; a y z v´ertices distintos tales que existe alg´un camino de a a z .
Acerca del Algoritmo de Dijkstra
Salida : Peso de un camino de coste m´ınimo de a a z .
Acerca del Algoritmo de Dijkstra
***