- dollar dol‧lar [ˈdɒlə ǁ ˈdɑːlər] written abbreviation dol. noun [countable]1. FINANCE the name of the currency unit used in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and some other countries. The symbol for the dollar is $:
• Chewing gum importers face a fine of as much as 10,000 Singapore dollars ( US$6,171).2. a piece of paper money of this value:
• He gave the guy a dollar.
• dollar bills3. the dollar FINANCE the value of US money in relation to the money of other countries:
• The yen rose again against the dollar.4. the almighty dollar the idea that money is more important than any other thing, often used to criticize activities done only for profit:
• responsible executives who put public interest before the almighty dollar— see also half-dollar
* * *Ⅰ.dollar UK US /ˈdɒlər/ noun [C] (WRITTEN ABBREVIATION dol.)► MONEY a name for the currency used in the US, Australia, Canada, and several other countries: »
Beverage Marketing Corp estimated that the typical half-liter container of bottled water sells for about a dollar.»
Many businesses were hit with a surprise tax bill costing them several thousand dollars.»
Crude oil is priced in dollars.thousands/millions/billions, etc. of dollars »
Investors lost billions of dollars in the stock market crash.● the dollar — Cf. the dollar● advertising/investment/tax, etc. dollars — Cf. tax dollars► MONEY a piece of paper money or a coin worth one dollar: »
dollar coins.→ See also HALF-DOLLAR(Cf. ↑half-dollar), TOP DOLLAR(Cf. ↑top dollar)Ⅱ.dollar UK US /ˈdɒlər/ adjective [before noun]► having a particular value in dollars: »
As growth and profits slow, dollar assets will look less attractive to international investors.
Financial and business terms. 2012.