coin

coin
I. coin coin 1 [kɔɪn] noun
1. [countable] a piece of metal, usually flat and round, that is used as money:

• Since the introduction of the £1 coin, the smallest English note is £5.

2. [uncountable] money in the form of metal coins:

• They found £1,000 in coin.

  [m0] II. coin coin 2 verb [transitive]
1. to make pieces of money from metal
2. informal coin money/​coin it in to earn a lot of money very quickly:

• Top footballers have been coining it in for years.

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coin UK US /kɔɪn/ noun MONEY
[C] a small round piece of metal, usually silver or a red-brown colour, which is used as money: »

a 10p/ten-cent/pound coin

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I always keep a few coins in the car to pay for parking.

in coins »

He gave me $10, all in coins.

[U] money in the form of metal coins: in coin »

Thieves stole nearly €300 in coin.

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coin UK US /kɔɪn/ verb [T]
MONEY to produce money in the form of coins: »

A new 50 pence piece was coined to commemorate the poet's bicentennial.

coin it (in) — Cf. coin it in

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Coin — (koin), n. [F. coin, formerly also coing, wedge, stamp, corner, fr. L. cuneus wedge; prob. akin to E. cone, hone. See {Hone}, n., and cf. {Coigne}, {Quoin}, {Cuneiform}.] 1. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See {Coigne}, and {Quoin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coin — Coin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coined} (koind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coining}.] 1. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal. [1913 Webster] 2. To make …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coin — coin·age; coin; coin·er; coin·tise; Coin·treau; re·coin; …   English syllables

  • coin it — coin money or coin it To make a lot of money rapidly • • • Main Entry: ↑coin * * * coin it (or coin money) Brit informal : to earn a lot of money quickly or easily They are really coining it/money with their new CD. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • coin — [koin] n. [ME < OFr coin, coigne, a wedge, stamp, corner < L cuneus, a wedge < IE base * kū , pointed > OIr cuil, L culex, gnat, Avestan sū kā, needle] 1. archaic var. of QUOIN 2. a) a usually round piece of metal with a distinctive… …   English World dictionary

  • Coín — Données générales Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

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