Meaning of COIN in English

COIN

/ kɔɪn; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ C ] a small flat piece of metal used as money :

a euro coin

2.

[ U ] money made of metal :

notes and coin

IDIOMS

see side noun , two

■ verb [ vn ]

1.

to invent a new word or phrase that other people then begin to use :

The term 'cardboard city' was coined to describe communities of homeless people living in cardboard boxes.

2.

to make coins out of metal

IDIOMS

- be coining it (in) | be coining money

- to coin a phrase

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French coin wedge, corner, die, coigner to mint, from Latin cuneus wedge. The original sense was cornerstone , later angle or wedge (senses now spelled quoin); in late Middle English the term denoted a die for stamping money, or a piece of money produced by such a die.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.