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dol·lar

 (dŏl′ər)
n.
1. See Table at currency.
2. A coin or note that is worth one dollar.
3. Any of various historical silver coins similar to the taler, such as a piece of eight.
4. Money spent or available to be spent: boardwalk shops competing for the tourist dollar.

[Low German daler, taler, from German Taler, short for Joachimstaler, after Joachimstal (Jáchymov), a town of northwest Czech Republic where similar coins were first minted.]

dollar

(ˈdɒlə)
n
1. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of the US and its dependencies, divided into 100 cents
2. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit, comprising 100 cents, of the following countries or territories: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, and Zimbabwe
3. (Currencies) informal Brit (formerly) five shillings or a coin of this value
4. look or feel (like) a million dollars informal to look or feel extremely well
[C16: from Low German daler, from German Taler, Thaler, short for Joachimsthaler coin made from metal mined in Joachimsthal Jachymov, town now in the Czech Republic]

dol•lar

(ˈdɒl ər)

n.
1. the basic monetary unit of various countries, including the U.S.
3. a thaler.
4. a peso.
[1545–55; earlier daler < Low German, Dutch daler]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dollar - the basic monetary unit in many countriesdollar - the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents
monetary unit - a unit of money
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
Australian dollar - the basic unit of money in Australia and Nauru
Bahamian dollar - the basic unit of money in the Bahamas
Barbados dollar - the basic unit of money in Barbados
Belize dollar - the basic unit of money in Belize
Bermuda dollar - the basic unit of money in Bermuda
Brunei dollar - the basic unit of money in Brunei
Canadian dollar, loonie - the basic unit of money in Canada; "the Canadian dollar has the image of loon on one side of the coin"
Cayman Islands dollar - the basic unit of money in the Cayman Islands
Dominican dollar - the basic unit of money in Dominica
Fiji dollar - the basic unit of money in Fiji
Grenada dollar - the basic unit of money in Grenada
Guyana dollar - the basic unit of money in Guyana
Hong Kong dollar - the basic unit of money in Hong Kong
Jamaican dollar - the basic unit of money in Jamaica
Kiribati dollar - the basic unit of money in Kiribati
Liberian dollar - the basic unit of money in Liberia
New Zealand dollar - the basic unit of money in New Zealand
Singapore dollar - the basic unit of money in Singapore
Taiwan dollar - the basic unit of money in Taiwan
Trinidad and Tobago dollar - the basic unit of money in Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu dollar - the basic unit of money in Tuvalu
United States dollar - the basic unit of money in the United States
Zimbabwean dollar - the basic unit of money in Zimbabwe
2.dollar - a piece of paper money worth one dollardollar - a piece of paper money worth one dollar
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, Federal Reserve note, government note, greenback, bill, note - a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
3.dollar - a United States coin worth one dollar; "the dollar coin has never been popular in the United States"
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
Susan B Anthony dollar - a United States coin worth one dollar
silver dollar, cartwheel - a dollar made of silver
4.dollar - a symbol of commercialism or greeddollar - a symbol of commercialism or greed; "he worships the almighty dollar"; "the dollar sign means little to him"
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Translations
دولاردُولاَر
dolar
dollar
dollari
dolar
dollár
dollari
ドル
달러
doleris
dolārs
dolár
dolar
dollar
เงินดอลลาร์
đô la

dollar

[ˈdɒləʳ]
A. Ndólar m
you can bet your bottom dollar that ...puedes apostarte lo que quieras a que ...
it's dollars to doughnuts that ... (US) → es tan cierto como hay Dios que ...
B. CPD dollar area Nzona f del dólar
dollar bill Nbillete m de un dólar
dollar diplomacy N (US) (Pol) → diplomacia f a golpe de dólar
dollar rate Ncambio m del dólar
dollar sign Nsigno m del dólar

dollar

[ˈdɒlər] ndollar m
to pay top dollar for sth → payer qch au prix fortdollar bill nbillet m d'un dollardollar sign nsigne m du dollar

dollar

nDollar m

dollar

:
dollar area
nDollarraum m, → Dollarblock m
dollar bill
nDollarnote f
dollar diplomacy
nFinanzdiplomatie f
dollar gap
nDollarlücke f
dollar rate
nDollarkurs m
dollar sign
nDollarzeichen nt

dollar

[ˈdɒləʳ] ndollaro
dollar area → area del dollaro
dollar bill → biglietto da un dollaro

dollar

(ˈdolə) noun
(usually abbreviated to $ when written) the standard unit of currency in several countries, eg the United States, Australia, Singapore. It costs ten dollars / $10.

dollar

دُولاَر dolar dollar Dollar δολάριο dólar dollari dollar dolar dollaro ドル 달러 dollar dollar dolar dólar доллар dollar เงินดอลลาร์ dolar đô la 美元
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But, at a period of prosperity like that which prevailed in 1832, 3, 4, 5, and 6, the hereditary dollar was not worth more than twelve and a half cents, as compared with the "inventoried" dollar.
Now divide eighteen by twelve, that'd be a dollar an' a half a month interest.
He was paid the fabulous sum of seventeen and a half cents an hour; and as it proved a rush day and he worked until nearly seven o'clock in the evening, he went home to the family with the tidings that he had earned more than a dollar and a half in a single day!
I lika da house, dis house - all mine, no paya da rent, seven dollar da month.
Lieutenants in the army get about a dollar a day, and common soldiers a couple of cents.
They admired and marvelled; but not a man subscribed a dollar.
I told the man frankly that at the time we did not have in our hands one dollar of the money needed.
A dollar or two should be added to the price usually paid for Janie's shoes, which would insure their lasting an appreciable time longer than they usually did.
The shares are hundred dollar ones, and there are ten thousand of them.
And they'd answer quick, snap, like that, that if two dollars ain't any better than one dollar, then two thousand dollars ain't any better than one dollar.
And when I went to borrow the ten dollars I didn't buy a drink, either.
At first, non-committal over Carmack's strike, then, later, dubious, he finally offered Daylight a hundred dollars for his share in the town site.