dime


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dime

 (dīm)
n.
A coin of the United States or Canada worth ten cents.
Idioms:
a dime a dozen
Overly abundant; commonplace.
on a dime
At a precise point; within a narrowly defined area: a sports car that stops on a dime.

[Middle English, tenth part, from Old French disme, from Latin decima (pars), tenth (part), from decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

dime

(daɪm)
n
1. (Currencies) a coin of the US and Canada, worth one tenth of a dollar or ten cents
2. a dime a dozen very cheap or common
[C14: from Old French disme, from Latin decimus tenth, from decem ten]

dime

(daɪm)

n.
1. a coin of the U.S. and Canada worth 10 cents.
2. Slang.
a. ten dollars.
b. a 10-year prison sentence.
Idioms:
a dime a dozen, abundant and thus of little value.
[1350–1400; < Anglo-French, Old French di(s)me < Latin decima tenth part, tithe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dime - a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollardime - a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
2.dime - street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars
deck - street name for a packet of illegal drugs
Translations
عُشر الدولار
deseticentdesetník
ticentstykke
tízcentes
amerísk mynt
dešimties centų moneta
desmitcentu monēta
desaťcentová minca
kovanec za 10 centov
10 sent

dime

[daɪm] (US)
A. N (Canada, US) moneda de diez centavos
they're a dime a dozenson muy baratos (fig) → los hay a montones
B. CPD dime novel Nnovelucha f
dime store Ntodo a cien m (Sp) (tienda que vende mercadería barata)

dime

[ˈdaɪm] n (US) (= 10 cents) → pièce f de 10 cents
to be a dime a dozen (= very common) → courir les rues

dime

n (US) → Zehncentstück nt; it’s not worth a dime (inf)das ist keinen (roten) Heller or keine fünf Pfennig wert; they’re a dime a dozen (inf)das ist Dutzendware; dime novelGroschen- or Schundroman m; to drop a dime on somebody (inf)jdn verraten

dime

(daim) noun
the tenth part of a dollar; 10 cents.
References in classic literature ?
He scoffed at them as adventures, mountebanks, sideshow riffraff, dime museum freaks; he assailed their showy titles with measureless derision; he said they were back-alley barbers disguised as nobilities, peanut peddlers masquerading as gentlemen, organ-grinders bereft of their brother monkey.
Tom give him a dime, and said we wouldn't tell no- body; and told him to buy some more thread to tie up his wool with; and then looks at Jim, and says:
According to common custom you might give me a dime.
The school teacher seen a round brown mole the size of a dime on his left leg above his knee, and four little bits of moles around it, when he was naked, and he said it minded him of Jubiter and his moons; and the children thought it was funny, and so they got to calling him Jubiter, and he's Jubiter yet.
No, F-l-x, we would not call Treasure Island or the Pilgrim's Progress dime novels.
She shook the box again and I dropped a dime into it.
There was no choice then but to go to a lodginghouse and spend another dime.
Next dime I see Bimi dere was a pistol in my belt, und he touch it once, and I open de breech to show him it was loaded.
She would have thought it rather sacrilegious to leave it off--as bad as forgetting her Bible or her collection dime.
And if he hit that dime only on the edge he would set down and cry -- and curse.
When all the financial world was clamoring for money and perishing through lack of it, the first of each month many thousands of dollars poured into his coffers from the water-rates, and each day ten thousand dollars, in dime and nickels, came in from his street railways and ferries.
In a week or two now, cents, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half-dollars, and also a trifle of gold, would be trickling in thin but steady streams all through the commercial veins of the kingdom, and I looked to see this new blood freshen up its life.