• WordNet 3.6
    • n money wealth reckoned in terms of money "all his money is in real estate"
    • n money the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
    • n money the official currency issued by a government or national bank "he changed his money into francs"
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Gracie shows her father the money she has saved Gracie shows her father the money she has saved
Money. Neapolitan Money. Neapolitan
Isn't Money Enough in the Whole Family to Wad a Gun 131 Isn't Money Enough in the Whole Family to Wad a Gun 131
See the Guards Shaking Dice for Our Money 253 See the Guards Shaking Dice for Our Money 253

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury
    • Money A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number of such pieces; coin. "To prevent such abuses, . . . it has been found necessary . . . to affix a public stamp upon certain quantities of such particular metals, as were in those countries commonly made use of to purchase goods. Hence the origin of coined money , and of those public offices called mints."
    • Money Any article used as a medium of payment in financial transactions, such as checks drawn on checking accounts.
    • Money (Economics) Any form of wealth which affects a person's propensity to spend, such as checking accounts or time deposits in banks, credit accounts, letters of credit, etc. Various aggregates of money in different forms are given different names, such as M-1, the total sum of all currency in circulation plus all money in demand deposit accounts (checking accounts).
    • Money Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit, etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense, any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and selling.
    • Money In general, wealth; property; as, he has much money in land, or in stocks; to make, or lose, money. "The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil."
    • v. t Money To supply with money.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: China was the first country to use paper money.
    • n money Coin, or, more strictly, current coin; stamped metal that may be given in exchange for commodities; gold, silver, or other metal, stamped by public authority and used as the medium of exchange: in this sense used only collectively.
    • n money In a wider sense, any article of value which is generally accepted as a medium of exchange; also, by extension, something which, though possessing little or no intrinsic value, is recognized and accepted as a substitute for money as above defined, such as paper money; any circulating medium of exchange. Money is adopted for the sake of convenience to facilitate the exchange of one kind of wealth for another and as a standard of value. Its common form is that of a stamped metallic currency; but in primitive times, among uncivilized peoples, and under special conditions by civilized people, many other articles have been used as money. Bank-notes, greenbacks, gold and silver certificates of the United States government, etc., all representing coin, are called paper money, and are used for convenience instead of the coin itself. Money in this sense is not often used in the plural, unless to indicate sums of money or different systems of money or coinage. See def. 4.
    • n money Property, in whatever form, which is readily convertible into or serves the same purposes as money as above defined; available assets; wealth: as, a man of money.
    • n money The currency of any country or nation; a denomination or designation of value, whether represented in the coinage or not: in this sense also used in the plural: as, English money; the weights and moneys of different nations; a money of account.
    • n money A way or line of investing money.
    • n money (See also earnest-money, head-money, light-money, pinmoney, ship-money.)
    • n money Synonyms and Money, Cash. Money was primarily minted metal, as copper, brass, silver, gold, but later any circulating medium that took the place of such coins: as, wampum was used as money in trade with the Indians; paper money. Cash is ready money, primarily coin, but now also anything that is accepted as money: it is opposed to credit.
    • money To supply with money.
    • money To convert into money; exchange for money.
    • n money See the extract.
    • n money The damages which the losing party to an action is adjudged to pay.
    • n money In an appeal bond, the amount that should be awarded against the appellant by the judgment of the court upon affirming the judgment or order appealed from.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: More Monopoly is printed yearly than real money throughout the world.
    • n Money mun′i coin: pieces of stamped metal used in commerce: any currency used as the equivalent of money: wealth
    • adj Money lucrative, profitable
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  • Bible
    “The love of money is the root of all evil.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “The want of money is the root of all evil.”
  • W. J. Cameron
    W. J. Cameron
    “Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money.”
  • Johnny Carson
    Johnny Carson
    “The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.”
  • Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
    “Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.”
  • Coco Chanel
    “There are people who have money and people who are rich.”


A fool and his money are soon parted - This idiom means that people who aren't careful with their money spend it quickly. 'A fool and his money are easily parted' is an alternative form of the idiom.
For my money - This idiom means 'in my opinion'.
Give someone a run for their money - If you can give someone a run for the money, you are as good, or nearly as good, as they are at something.
Made of money - If you are made of money, you have a lot of money.
Make money hand over fist - If you make money hand over fist, you make a lot of money without any difficulty.
Money burns a hole in your pocket - If someone has money burning a hole in their pocket, they are eager to spend it, normally in a wasteful manner.
Money doesn`t grow on trees - This means that you have to work to earn money; it doesn't come easily or without effort.
Money for jam - If something's money for jam, it's a very easy way of making money.
Money for old rope - (UK) If something's money for old rope, it's a very easy way of making money.
Money laundering - If people launder money, they get money made illegally into the mainstream so that it is believed to be legitimate and clean.
Money makes many things - This means that money is important.
Money pit - A business or venture that costs a lot of money, especially when it costs more than expected, is a money pit.
Money talks - This means that people can convey many messages with money, and many things can be discovered about people by observing the way they use their money.
Money to burn - If someone is very rich, they have money to burn.
On the money - If you are on the money, you are right about something.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. moneie, OF. moneie, F. monnaie, fr. L. moneta,. See Mint place where coin is made, Mind, and cf. Moidore Monetary


In literature:

He was not a good business man, he did not know how to handle money, even his own money.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Do you know how much money I spent the first three months I was at work?
"Chester Rand" by Horatio Alger, Jr
In the morning they told their host how much money they had and offered to give him all of this money for his farm.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Her children wanted money, and her husband wanted money, and she herself too!
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
Joel was happy now, and did his best to earn money to pay off the mortgage.
"The Coming Wave" by Oliver Optic
Gail says there won't be any extra money this month.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Her father's estate, not very large, was in money and easily managed.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
As for her money, of course he wanted her money.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
Token money.+ Token money demands treatment by itself, as a special development of the money-producing movement.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
In the city I had been struck by the lavish spending of money, money which was at such a premium out here.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl

In poetry:

I'll lie no more to you, father, what is the need?
To the Play I went,
With sixpence for a near seat, money's worth indeed,
The best ever spent.
"After The Play" by Robert Graves
You are like money I ha'e saw,
For though ye kenned I caused the fa',
An' as ye say, "maist ruined a',"
In that same hour,
You did na strive to get ava
Out o' my power
"Answer to Burn's Address To The De'il" by Nora Pembroke
She blows 'er nose an' sniffs. "'E would 'a' made"
She sez, "a lot of money in the trade.
But, 'im took orf so sudden-like, we found
'E 'adn't kept 'is life insurince paid.
"Mar " by C J Dennis
Everything he wrote was read,
After certain years he won
Sufficient money for his need,
Friends that have been friends indeed;
"What then?' sang Plato's ghost. " What then?'
"What Then?" by William Butler Yeats
"'He hath a store of money,
But ne'er was known to lend it;
He never help'd his brother;
The poor he ne'er befriended;
He hath no need of property
Who knows not how to spend it.
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
This wine that flows within my vein
Has drowned my heart and will again
In the sky—with neither captain nor money—
My heart sails into a scene
Where Oblivion melts like honey
"Scopolamine (English translation)" by Catherine Pozzi

In news:

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"We're not a fire district that received a lot of money from the town as it is, and with everything happening in our town right now, the money situation is very, very tight.".
The move might mean less money for Lueken, who has been in the grocery business for 46 years, but it has the potential to make his employees a lot more money.
The game is about money now, money and perceptions.
Households didn't just borrow less money than they did in the second quarter, they un-borrowed money.
The business also writes money orders, handle money transfers, as well as provide payday loans.
This is the second part of Money magazine's series on How to make your money safer.
One of the most important economic concepts is that money is worth money.
The best way to get money to create new things is to find the people who want those things and have them give you the money first.
The funding for the new full day program would come from conversion aid, or money from the state, money dedicated for schools that switch to full day kindergarten .
It's important for you and your client to understand that money in a fixed insurance contract is money well managed.
Love & Money: 6 Ways to Stop Fighting About Money.
Money Coach Bill Stanley tells us how we can manage and set aside our own money even after marriage.
I'm looking for ways to make the most of my money besides the traditional money-saving or deal advice.
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In science:

One should be cautious not to put too much money on any single possibility right now.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
Similar results are given in where the characteristic time τarb depends on moneyness S K .
Stochastic arbitrage return and its implications for option pricing
Similar results are given in where the characteristic time τarb depends on moneyness S K .
Volatility smile and stochastic arbitrage returns
In this technique is described as follows: If user A wants to call user B, he must first send a small amount of money to user B.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
Thy neighbor’s portfolio: Word-of-mouth effects in the holdings and trades of money managers.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents