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mon•ey



Pronunciation: (mun'ē), [key]
n., pl. mon•eys, mon•ies,
adj.


n.
1. any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits.
2. See paper money.
3. gold, silver, or other metal in pieces of convenient form stamped by public authority and issued as a medium of exchange and measure of value.
4. any article or substance used as a medium of exchange, measure of wealth, or means of payment, as checks on demand deposit or cowrie.
5. a particular form or denomination of currency. See table under currency.
6. See money of account.
7. capital to be borrowed, loaned, or invested: mortgage money.
8. an amount or sum of money: Did you bring some money?
9. wealth considered in terms of money: She was brought up with money.
10. moneys or monies, Chiefly Law.pecuniary sums.
11. property considered with reference to its pecuniary value.
12. pecuniary profit: not for love or money.
13. for one's money, Informal.with respect to one's opinion, choice, or wish: For my money, there's nothing to be gained by waiting.
14. in the money, Informal.
a. having a great deal of money; affluent: You can see he's in the money by all those clothes he buys.
b. first, second, or third place in a contest, esp. a horse or dog race.
15. make money, to make a profit or become rich: You'll never make money as a poet.
16. on the money, Informal.
a. at just the exact spot or time; on target: The space shuttle landed on the money at 9:55 a.m.
b. exhibiting or done with great accuracy or expertise: His weather forecasts are always on the money. Also,right on the money.
17. put one's money where one's mouth is, Informal.to prove the truth of one's words by actions or other evidence; demonstrate one's sincerity or integrity: Instead of bragging about your beautiful house, put your money where your mouth is and invite us over to see it.

adj.
1. of or pertaining to money.
2. used for carrying, keeping, or handling money: Have you seen my little money purse?
3. of or pertaining to capital or finance: the money business.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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