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coin·age

 (koi′nĭj)
n.
1. The right or process of making coins.
2.
a. Metal currency.
b. A system of metal currency.
3.
a. A new word or phrase.
b. The invention of new words.
4. Ancestry or social background: "Count Gengler was of common coinage, but in coming to America he took on a royal name" (Jimmy Breslin).

coinage

(ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ)
n
1. (Currencies) coins collectively
2. (Currencies) the act of striking coins
3. (Currencies) the currency of a country
4. the act of inventing something, esp a word or phrase
5. a newly invented word, phrase, usage, etc

coin•age

(ˈkɔɪ nɪdʒ)

n.
1. the act or process of making coins.
2. the types or amount of coins issued by a nation.
3. coins collectively.
4. the inventing of words.
5. an invented or created word or phrase: “Ecdysiast” is a coinage of H. L. Mencken.
6. anything invented or fabricated.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French coignaige. See coin, -age]

coinage

A new word or expression.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coinage - coins collectivelycoinage - coins collectively      
currency - the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
2.coinage - a newly invented word or phrase
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
portmanteau, portmanteau word, blend - a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'"; "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'"; "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"
3.coinage - the act of inventing a word or phrase
invention - the act of inventing
Translations
ضَرْب أو سَكُّ عِمْلَةًعِمْلَةُ البِلاد
měnová soustavaražba
møntfodmøntsystem
pénzrendszerpénzverés
gjaldmiîilskerfinÿmyndun; nÿyrîasmíî
menová sústavarazenietvorenie
bulmapara sistemiuydurma

coinage

[ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ] N (= system) → moneda f, sistema m monetario; (= act) → acuñación f (fig) [of word] → invención f

coinage

[ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ] n
(= money) → monnaie f
(= word) → néologisme fcoin box n (British) (= phone box) → cabine f téléphonique (à pièces)

coinage

n
(= act)Prägen nt, → Prägung f; (= coins)Münzen pl, → Hartgeld nt no pl; (= system)Währung f
(fig)Prägung f, → Neuschöpfung f

coinage

[ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ] n
a. (money, system) → moneta, sistema m monetario
b. (coining) → coniazione f, invenzione f

coin

(koin) noun
a piece of metal used as money. a handful of coins.
verb
1. to make metal into (money). The new country soon started to coin its own money.
2. to invent (a word, phrase etc). The scientist coined a word for the new process.
ˈcoinage (-nidʒ) noun
1. the process of coining.
2. the money (system) used in a country. Britain now uses decimal coinage.
References in classic literature ?
Many have adopted Nietzsche's mannerisms and word- coinages, who had nothing in common with him beyond the ideas and "business" they plagiarised; but the superficial observer and a large portion of the public, not knowing of these things,--not knowing perhaps that there are iconoclasts who destroy out of love and are therefore creators, and that there are others who destroy out of resentment and revengefulness and who are therefore revolutionists and anarchists,--are prone to confound the two, to the detriment of the nobler type.
This was a new line of business, for, in the earlier days of the colony, the current coinage consisted of gold and silver money of England, Portugal, and Spain.
Whatever we paid for in Barkingham was paid for in the genuine Mint coinage.
Why don't you change the basis of your coinage, then?
It was a strange collection, like Billy Bones's hoard for the diversity of coinage, but so much larger and so much more varied that I think I never had more pleasure than in sorting them.
Not confining himself to theory, or permitting his faculties to rust, even at that early age, in mere abstract speculations, this promising lad commenced usurer on a limited scale at school; putting out at good interest a small capital of slate-pencil and marbles, and gradually extending his operations until they aspired to the copper coinage of this realm, in which he speculated to considerable advantage.
The power of coinage has been so construed by Congress as to levy a tribute immediately from that source also.
Mynheer van Baerle the father had amassed in the Indian trade three or four hundred thousand guilders, which Mynheer van Baerle the son, at the death of his dear and worthy parents, found still quite new, although one set of them bore the date of coinage of 1640, and the other that of
They sat thus night after night recalling that fatal Friday, till every detail of it was stamped on their brains and came through on the other side like the faces on a bad coinage.
In place of the usual deer-skin belt, he wore around his body a tarnished silken sash of the most gaudy colours; the buck-horn haft of his knife was profusely decorated with plates of silver; the marten's fur of his cap was of a fineness and shadowing that a queen might covet; the buttons of his rude and soiled blanket-coat were of the glittering coinage of Mexico; the stock of his rifle was of beautiful mahogany, riveted and banded with the same precious metal, and the trinkets of no less than three worthless watches dangled from different parts of his person.
He was not missed; for, nobody who crossed the threshold looked for him, nobody asked for him, nobody wondered to see only Madame Defarge in her seat, presiding over the distribution of wine, with a bowl of battered small coins before her, as much defaced and beaten out of their original impress as the small coinage of humanity from whose ragged pockets they had come.
His enemies had a ridiculous story that Master Pigsnort was accustomed to spend a whole hour after prayer time, every morning and evening, in wallowing naked among an immense quantity of pine-tree shillings, which were the earliest silver coinage of Massachusetts.