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coin

coin

 
 
pronunciation:
koIn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, flat, and often circular piece of metal used as money.
Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters are U.S. coins.
 
similar words:
piece
definition 2: such pieces collectively.
He saved thirty dollars in coin.
similar words:
money
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: coined, coining, coins
definition 1: to make (metal money) by imprinting metal.
The government began to coin dimes at the end of the eighteenth century.
definition 2: to make coins out of.
The ancient Greeks coined silver.
definition 3: to invent or make up (a word or expression).
The word "smog" was coined by combining the words "smoke" and "fog."
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