Meaning of MONEY in English


n.1 a a current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes. b a particular form of this (silver money).

2 (pl. -eys or -ies) (in pl.) sums of money.

3 a wealth; property viewed as convertible into money. b wealth as giving power or influence (money speaks). c a rich person or family (has married into money).

4 a money as a resource (time is money). b profit, remuneration (in it for the money).

Phrases and idioms:

for my money in my opinion or judgement; for my preference (is too aggressive for my money). have money to burn see BURN(1). in the money colloq. having or winning a lot of money. money box a box for saving money dropped through a slit. money-changer a person whose business it is to change money, esp. at an official rate. money for jam (or old rope) colloq. profit for little or no trouble. money-grubber colloq. a person greedily intent on amassing money. money-grubbing n. this practice.

--adj. given to this. money market Stock Exch. trade in short-term stocks, loans, etc. money of account see ACCOUNT. money order an order for payment of a specified sum, issued by a bank or Post Office. money spider a small household spider supposed to bring financial luck. money-spinner a thing that brings in a profit. money's-worth good value for one's money. put money into invest in.


moneyless adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF moneie f. L moneta mint, money, orig. a title of Juno, in whose temple at Rome money was minted

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.