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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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)
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dime

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

(daim) noun
the tenth part of a dollar; 10 cents.
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