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shil·ling

 (shĭl′ĭng)
n.
1. Abbr. s. A coin formerly used in the United Kingdom, worth one twentieth of a pound, 5 new pence, or 12 old pence prior to 1971.
2. See Table at currency.

[Middle English, from Old English scilling.]

shilling

(ˈʃɪlɪŋ)
n
1. (Currencies) a former British and Australian silver or cupronickel coin worth one twentieth of a pound: not minted in Britain since 1970. Abbreviation: s or sh
2. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda: divided into 100 cents
3. (Currencies) an old monetary unit of the US varying in value in different states
4. (Brewing) (in combination) Scot an indication of the strength and character of a beer, referring to the price after duty that was formerly paid per barrel: sixty-shilling. Symbol: /-
[Old English scilling; related to Old Norse skillingr, Gothic skilliggs, Old High German skilling]

shil•ling

(ˈʃɪl ɪŋ)

n.
1. a coin and former monetary unit of the United Kingdom, the 20th part of a pound, equal to 12 pence: discontinued after decimalization in 1971. Abbr.: s.
2. a former monetary unit of various other nations orig. settled or colonized by Great Britain.
3. the basic monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
4. any of various coins and moneys of account formerly used in parts of the U.S.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English scilling, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German skilling, Old Norse skillingr, Gothic skillings]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shilling - the basic unit of money in Ugandashilling - the basic unit of money in Uganda; equal to 100 cents
Ugandan monetary unit - monetary unit in Uganda
2.shilling - the basic unit of money in Tanzania; equal to 100 cents
Tanzanian monetary unit - monetary unit in Tanzania
3.shilling - the basic unit of money in Somalia; equal to 100 cents
Somalian monetary unit - monetary unit in Somalia
4.shilling - the basic unit of money in Kenya; equal to 100 cents
Kenyan monetary unit - monetary unit in Kenya
5.shilling - a former monetary unit in Great Britain
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
British monetary unit - monetary unit in Great Britain
6.shilling - an English coin worth one twentieth of a pound
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
Translations
شِلِنقِطْعَةٌ نَقْدِيَّة بقيمَة 100 سِنْت
šilink
shilling
shilling
skildingur
šilingas
šiliņš
šiling
şilin

shilling

[ˈʃɪlɪŋ] N (Brit) → chelín m

shilling

[ˈʃɪlɪŋ] n (British) (formerly)shilling m

shilling

n (Brit old, Africa etc) → Shilling m

shilling

[ˈʃɪlɪŋ] n (Brit) → scellino

shilling

(ˈʃiliŋ) noun
1. in Britain until 1971, a coin worth one-twentieth of `1.
2. in certain East African countries, a coin worth 100 cents.
References in classic literature ?
When they had all sufficiently examined the broken leg, Grandfather told them a story about Captain John Hull and the Pine-tree Shillings.
Freddy owes me fifteen shillings," interposed Cecil.
For a while she had kept both herself and the child on the twelve shillings a week that twelve hours' drudgery a day procured her, paying six shillings out of it for the child, and keeping her own body and soul together on the remainder.
Thereupon, the man of the house, who had hitherto pretended to have no English, and driven me from his door by signals, suddenly began to speak as clearly as was needful, and agreed for five shillings to give me a night's lodging and guide me the next day to Torosay.
It was worth six shillings to have a fender you could always tell that joke on," said Mr.
If you want to find out the value of money, live on 15 shillings a week and see how much you can put by for clothes and recreation.
Nose and ear ornaments of bone and turtle-shell he also rifled, as well as a chest-crescent of pearl shell, fourteen inches across, worth fifteen shillings anywhere.
Fifteen shillings he wanted,' she cries, 'but what do you think I beat him down to?
And truly, putting all this together, I don't think twenty shillings was so much out of the way.
I will take you at the regular pace, gentlemen; shillings don't pay for putting on the steam like that.
That,' rejoined the secretary, doing as he was told, 'is all-- except Mrs Varden's box (fourteenth time of opening), seven shillings and sixpence in silver and copper, and half-a-guinea in gold; and Miggs (being the saving of a quarter's wages), one-and- threepence.
It had not yet occurred to her that she might get money for her locket and earrings which she carried with her, and she applied all her small arithmetic and knowledge of prices to calculating how many meals and how many rides were contained in her two guineas, and the odd shillings, which had a melancholy look, as if they were the pale ashes of the other bright-flaming coin.