Meaning of COIN in English


n. & v.


1. a piece of flat usu. round metal stamped and issued by authority as money.

2 (collect.) metal money.

1. make (coins) by stamping.

2 make (metal) into coins.

3 invent or devise (esp. a new word or phrase).

Phrases and idioms:


1. a telephone operated by inserting coins.

2 the receptacle for these. coin money make much money quickly. coin-op a launderette etc. with automatic machines operated by inserting coins. to coin a phrase iron. introducing a banal remark or clich{eacute}.

Etymology: ME f. OF, stamping-die, f. L cuneus wedge

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.