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Dollar meaning

dollar - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  2. 2. A silver coin of the United States containing 371. 25 grains of silver and 41. 25 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 412. 5 grains.
  3. 3. A gold coin of the United States containing 23. 22 grains of gold and 2. 58 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 25. 8 grains, nine- tenths fine. It is no longer coined.
  4. 4. A coin of the same general weight and value, though differing slightly in different countries, current in Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other European countries.
  5. 5. The value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the United States in reckoning money values.
  6. 6. Silver coin of the United States, worth 100 cents.

dollar - examples of usage

  1. " There are plenty of fellows here," he remarked, " who would cut my throat for a silver dollar, let alone a gold piece." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. But then, a dollar will go further in this country than it will in the United States. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. " Half a dollar," replied the captain. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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