money: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mun'ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. mon•eys, mon•ies,
- any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits.
- gold, silver, or other metal in pieces of convenient form stamped by public authority and issued as a medium of exchange and measure of value.
- any article or substance used as a medium of exchange, measure of wealth, or means of payment, as checks on demand deposit or cowrie.
- a particular form or denomination of currency. See table under
- capital to be borrowed, loaned, or invested: mortgage money.
- an amount or sum of money: Did you bring some money?
- wealth considered in terms of money: She was brought up with money.
- orpecuniary sums.
- property considered with reference to its pecuniary value.
- pecuniary profit: not for love or money.
- with respect to one's opinion, choice, or wish: For my money, there's nothing to be gained by waiting.
- You can see he's in the money by all those clothes he buys.
- having a great deal of money; affluent:You can see he's in the money by all those clothes he buys.
- first, second, or third place in a contest, esp. a horse or dog race.
- to make a profit or become rich: You'll never make money as a poet.
- The space shuttle landed on the money at 9:55
- at just the exact spot or time; on target:The space shuttle landed on the money at 9:55a.m.
- exhibiting or done with great accuracy or expertise:His weather forecasts are always on the money.Also,right on the money.
- to prove the truth of one's words by actions or other evidence; demonstrate one's sincerity or integrity: Instead of bragging about your beautiful house, put your money where your mouth is and invite us over to see it.
- of or pertaining to money.
- used for carrying, keeping, or handling money: Have you seen my little money purse?
- of or pertaining to capital or finance: the money business.
- money (Thesaurus)