fils


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fils 1

 (fēs)
n.
Used to distinguish a son from his father when they have the same given name.

[French, from Latin fīlius, son; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

fils 2

 (fĭls)
n. pl. fils
1. A unit of currency equal to 1/1000 of the dinar in several countries of the Middle East.
2. A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the dirham in the United Arab Emirates.

[Arabic fals, fils, from Latin follis, bellows, windbag, purse, piece of money; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
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fils

(fis)
an addition to a French surname to specify the son rather than the father of the same name: a book by Dumas fils. Compare père
[French: son]

fils

(fɪls) or

fil

n, pl fils
(Currencies)
a. a fractional monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait, worth one thousandth of a dinar
b. a fractional monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, worth one hundredth of a dirham
c. a fractional monetary unit of Yemen, worth one hundredth of a riyal
[from Arabic]
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fils

(fɪls)

n., pl. fils.
1. a monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, and Kuwait, equal to 1/1000 of a dinar.
2. a monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, equal to 1/100 of a dirham.
3. a monetary unit of the Republic of Yemen, equal to 1/100 of a rial.
Often, fil.
[1885–90; < Arabic]

fils

(fis)

n., pl. fils.
French. son: often used after a name with the meaning of Jr., as in Dumas fils. Compare père.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fils - 100 Yemeni fils are worth one Yemeni rial
Yemeni monetary unit - monetary unit in Yemen
2.fils - a fractional monetary unit in Bahrain and Iraq and Jordan and Kuwait; equal to one thousandth of a dinar
fractional monetary unit, subunit - a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
Bahrain dinar, dinar - the basic unit of money in Bahrain; equal to 1,000 fils
Iraqi dinar, dinar - the basic unit of money in Iraq; equal to 1,000 fils
Jordanian dinar, dinar - the basic unit of money in Jordan; equal to 1,000 fils
Kuwaiti dirham, dirham - worth one tenth of a Kuwaiti dinar; equal 100 fils
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References in classic literature ?
The guests had all filed through The Hall of Chiefs; the doors at both ends had been closed.
The filed and blackened teeth behind the loose lips added the last touch of hideousness to this terrible countenance.
The current cost for the fuel is 160 fils per litre, which will increase to 180 fils per litre starting from January 1.
The product priced at Dh1 previously, for example, an additional 0.05 fils is taxed, making it Dh1.05.
Bahrainis will continue paying three fils per unit for electricity usage up to 3,000 units (first electricity category), nine fils for 3,001 to 5,000 units (second electricity category), and 16 fils for 5,001 units or more (third electricity category).
Noga earlier revealed that under a gradual four-phased plan, domestic consumers will pay 120 fils per litre from January 15 next year - up by 20 fils.
As for commercial, industrial and government consumption, the tariff per gallon has been increased from 3 fils to 3.5 fils per gallon up to 10,000 gallons and from 3.5 fils to 4 fils per gallon for consumption of 10,000 to 20,000 gallons, and from 4 fils to 4.6 fils per gallon for more than 20,000 gallons per month.
Small groceries, big supermarkets and even banks don't have small change - 5 fils, and 10 fils.
Water usage not for domestic purposes will cost 400 fils, 550 fils, 650 fils and 750 fils per unit over four years for 0 to 450 cubic metres.
Diesel would be sold at 180 fils per litre from January 1, 2017, according to Noga, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
For a 'chai' priced at Dh1 previously, for example, an additional .05 fils is taxed, making it Dh1.05.
The National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) yesterday announced that diesel would be sold at 180 fils per litre from January 1, 2017.