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Coin definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COIN, n.
1. A corner; a jutting point, as of a wall.
Rustic coins, stones jutting from a wall for new buildings to be joined to.
2. A wedge for raising or lowering a piece of ordnance.
3. A wedge or piece of wood to lay between casks on shipboard.
COIN, n. Primarily, the die employed for stamping money. Hence,
1. Money stamped; a piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, or other metal, converted into money, by impressing on it marks, figures or characters. To make good money, these impressions must be made under the authority of government. That which is stamped without authority is called false or counterfeit coin. Formerly, all coin was made by hammering; but it is now impressed by a machine or mill.
Current coin is coin legally stamped and circulating in trade.
Ancient coins are chiefly those of the Jews, Greeks and Romans, which are kept in cabinets as curiosities.
2. In architecture, a kind of die cut diagonally, after the manner of a flight of a stair case, serving at bottom to support columns in a level, and at top to correct the inclination of an entablature supporting a vault.
3. That which serves for payment.
The loss of present advantage to flesh and blood is repaid in a nobler coin.
COIN, v.t.
1. To stamp a metal, and convert it into money; to mint.
2. To make; as, to coin words.
3. To make; to forge; to fabricate; in an ill sense; as, to coin a lie; to coin a fable.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money v
1: make up; "coin phrases or words"
2: form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal" [syn: mint, coin, strike]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French coing wedge, corner, from Latin cuneus wedge Date: 14th century 1. archaic a. corner, cornerstone, quoin b. wedge 2. a. a usually flat piece of metal issued by governmental authority as money b. metal money c. something resembling a coin especially in shape 3. something used as if it were money (as in verbal or intellectual exchange) <perhaps wisecracks…are respectable literary coin in the United States — Times Literary Supplement> <would repay him with the full coin of his mind — Ian Fleming> 4. something having two different and usually opposing sides — usually used in the phrase the other side of the coin 5. money <I'm in it for the coin — Sinclair Lewis> II. transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. a. to make (a coin) especially by stamping ; mint b. to convert (metal) into coins 2. create, invent <coin a phrase> • coiner noun III. adjective Date: circa 1566 1. of or relating to coins 2. operated by coins

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a piece of flat usu. round metal stamped and issued by authority as money. 2 (collect.) metal money. --v.tr. 1 make (coins) by stamping. 2 make (metal) into coins. 3 invent or devise (esp. a new word or phrase). Phrases and idioms: coin-box 1 a telephone operated by inserting coins. 2 the receptacle for these. coin money make much money quickly. coin-op a launderette etc. with automatic machines operated by inserting coins. to coin a phrase iron. introducing a banal remark or cliché. Etymology: ME f. OF, = stamping-die, f. L cuneus wedge

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 2. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word. Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coined, To soothe his sister and delude her mind. --Dryden. 3. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make. Tenants cannot coin rent just at quarter day. --Locke.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coin 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. 2. A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; -- much used in a collective sense. It is alleged that it [a subsidy] exceeded all the current coin of the realm. --Hallam. 3. That which serves for payment or recompense. The loss of present advantage to flesh and blood is repaid in a nobler coin. --Hammond. Coin balance. See Illust. of Balance. To pay one in his own coin, to return to one the same kind of injury or ill treatment as has been received from him. [Colloq.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coin Coin, v. i. To manufacture counterfeit money. They cannot touch me for coining. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(coins, coining, coined) 1. A coin is a small piece of metal which is used as money. ...50 pence coins. ...Frederick's gold coin collection. N-COUNT 2. If you coin a word or a phrase, you are the first person to say it. Jaron Lanier coined the term 'virtual reality' and pioneered its early development... VERB: V n 3. You say 'to coin a phrase' to show that you realize you are making a pun or using a cliché. Fifty local musicians have, to coin a phrase, banded together to form the Jazz Umbrella. PHRASE 4. You use the other side of the coin to mention a different aspect of a situation. These findings are a reminder that low pay is the other side of the coin of falling unemployment. PHRASE: PHR with cl

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Before the Exile the Jews had no regularly stamped money. They made use of uncoined shekels or talents of silver, which they weighed out (Gen. 23:16; Ex. 38:24; 2 Sam. 18:12). Probably the silver ingots used in the time of Abraham may have been of a fixed weight, which was in some way indicated on them. The "pieces of silver" paid by Abimelech to Abraham (Gen. 20:16), and those also for which Joseph was sold (37:28), were proably in the form of rings. The shekel was the common standard of weight and value among the Hebrews down to the time of the Captivity. Only once is a shekel of gold mentioned (1 Chr. 21:25). The "six thousand of gold" mentioned in the transaction between Naaman and Gehazi (2 Kings 5:5) were probably so many shekels of gold. The "piece of money" mentioned in Job 42:11; Gen. 33:19 (marg., "lambs") was the Hebrew _kesitah_, probably an uncoined piece of silver of a certain weight in the form of a sheep or lamb, or perhaps having on it such an impression. The same Hebrew word is used in Josh. 24:32, which is rendered by Wickliffe "an hundred yonge scheep."

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Corner, quoin, coign. 2. Prop, wedge, plug, key, quoin. 3. Specie, cash, money, metallic money, hard money, stamped money. II. v. a. 1. Convert (metal) into money by stamping, convert into coin. 2. Invent, fabricate, devise, create, form, mould, stamp.

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