Meaning of MONEY in English

I. ˈmə-nē noun

( plural moneys or mon·ies ˈmə-nēz)

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English moneye, from Anglo-French moneie, from Latin moneta mint, money — more at mint

Date: 14th century

1. : something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: as

a. : officially coined or stamped metal currency

b. : money of account

c. : paper money


a. : wealth reckoned in terms of money

b. : an amount of money

c. plural : sums of money : funds

3. : a form or denomination of coin or paper money


a. : the first, second, and third place winners (as in a horse or dog race) — usually used in the phrases in the money or out of the money

b. : prize money

his horse took third money


a. : persons or interests possessing or controlling great wealth

b. : a position of wealth

born into money

- for one's money

- on the money

II. adjective

Date: circa 1934

: involving or reliable in a crucial situation

a money player

a money pitch

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.