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Coin meaning

coin - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin.
  2. 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.
  3. 3. That which serves for payment or recompense.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.
  6. 6. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
  7. 7. To manufacture counterfeit money.
  8. 8. Stamped money.
  9. 9. To convert into money by stamping; to fabricate.

coin - examples of usage

  1. I am glad to be able to say that I kept the coin. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. This was done- the dog, which was with them, observing them place the coin under the stone, a somewhat heavy one. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. They ride in to hear the news and exchange their own small coin of gossip. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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