Meaning of MONEY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ mʌni ]

( monies, or moneys)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


Money is the coins or bank notes that you use to buy things, or the sum that you have in a bank account.

A lot of the money that you pay at the cinema goes back to the film distributors...

Players should be allowed to earn money from advertising...

...discounts and money saving offers.



Monies is used to refer to several separate sums of money that form part of a larger amount that is received or spent. ( FORMAL )

We drew up a schedule of payments for the rest of the monies owed.



see also blood money , pocket money


If you say that someone has money to burn , you mean that they have more money than they need or that they spend their money on things that you think are unnecessary.

He was a high-earning broker with money to burn.

PHRASE : V inflects


If you are in the money , you have a lot of money to spend. ( INFORMAL )

If you are one of the lucky callers chosen to play, you could be in the money.

PHRASE : usu v-link PHR


If you make money , you obtain money by earning it or by making a profit.

...the only bit of the firm that consistently made money.

PHRASE : V inflects


If you say that you want someone to put their money where their mouth is , you want them to spend money to improve a bad situation, instead of just talking about improving it.

The government might be obliged to put its money where its mouth is to prove its commitment.

PHRASE : V inflects


If you say that the smart money is on a particular person or thing, you mean that people who know a lot about it think that this person will be successful, or this thing will happen. ( JOURNALISM )

With England not playing, the smart money was on the Germans...



If you say that money talks , you mean that if someone has a lot of money, they also have a lot of power.

The formula in Hollywood is simple–money talks.



If you say that someone is throwing money at a problem, you are critical of them for trying to improve it by spending money on it, instead of doing more thoughtful and practical things to improve it.

The Australian government’s answer to the problem has been to throw money at it.

PHRASE : V inflects , PHR n [ disapproval ]


If you say that someone is throwing good money after bad , you are critical of them for trying to improve a bad situation by spending more money on it, instead of doing more thoughtful or practical things to improve it.

Further heavy intervention would be throwing good money after bad.

PHRASE : V inflects [ disapproval ]


If you get your money’s worth , you get something which is worth the money that it costs or the effort you have put in.

The fans get their money’s worth.

PHRASE : PHR after v


to be rolling in money: see rolling

money for old rope: see rope

to give someone a run for their money: see run

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.