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n. pl. mon·eys or mon·ies
1. A medium that can be exchanged for goods and services and is used as a measure of their values on the market, including among its forms a commodity such as gold, an officially issued coin or note, or a deposit in a checking account or other readily liquefiable account.
2. The official currency, coins, and negotiable paper notes issued by a government.
3. Assets and property considered in terms of monetary value; wealth.
a. Pecuniary profit or loss: He made money on the sale of his properties.
b. One's salary; pay: It was a terrible job, but the money was good.
5. An amount of cash or credit: raised the money for the new playground.
6. often moneys, monies Sums of money, especially of a specified nature: state tax moneys; monies set aside for research and development.
7. A wealthy person, family, or group: to come from old money; to marry into money.
for (one's) money
According to one's opinion, choice, or preference: For my money, it's not worth the trouble.
in the money
1. Slang Rich; affluent.
2. Sports & Games Taking first, second, or third place in a contest on which a bet has been placed, such as a horserace.
on the money
Exact; precise.
put money on Sports & Games
To place a bet on.
put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is Slang
To live up to one's words; act according to one's own advice.

[Middle English moneie, from Old French, from Latin monēta, mint, coinage, from Monēta, epithet of Juno, temple of Juno of Rome where money was coined.]
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npl moneys or monies
1. (Banking & Finance) a medium of exchange that functions as legal tender
2. (Banking & Finance) the official currency, in the form of banknotes, coins, etc, issued by a government or other authority
3. (Banking & Finance) a particular denomination or form of currency: silver money.
4. (Banking & Finance) property or assets with reference to their realizable value
5. (Banking & Finance) formal a pecuniary sum or income
6. (Law) formal a pecuniary sum or income
7. (Banking & Finance) an unspecified amount of paper currency or coins: money to lend.
8. for one's money in one's opinion
9. (Banking & Finance) in the money informal well-off; rich
10. money for old rope informal profit obtained by little or no effort
11. money to burn more money than one needs
12. one's money's worth full value for the money one has paid for something
13. on the money informal exactly; precisely
14. (Banking & Finance) put money into to invest money in
15. (Gambling, except Cards) put money on to place a bet on
16. put one's money where one's mouth is See mouth19
best, most valuable, or most eagerly anticipated: the money shot; the money note.
[C13: from Old French moneie, from Latin monēta coinage; see mint2]
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(ˈmʌn i)

n., pl. mon•eys, mon•ies,
adj. n.
1. any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits.
3. gold, silver, or other metal in pieces of convenient form stamped by public authority and issued as a medium of exchange and measure of value.
4. any article or substance used as a medium of exchange, means of payment, or measure of wealth.
5. a particular form or denomination of currency.
7. capital to be borrowed, loaned, or invested: mortgage money.
8. an amount or sum of money.
9. moneys or monies,Chiefly Law. pecuniary sums.
10. of or pertaining to money.
11. used for holding or handling money: a money drawer.
12. of or pertaining to capital or finance: the money business.
1. for my money, according to my opinion: For my money, she'd make a perfect president.
2. in the money, Informal.
a. financially successful; affluent.
b. finishing among the top winners, as of a race.
3. (right) on the money, Informal.
a. at just the exact spot or time; on target.
b. exhibiting or done with great accuracy or expertise.
[1250–1300; Middle English moneie < Middle French < Latin monēta; see mint2]
mon′ey•less, adj.
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the business of buying and selling the curreneies of various countries by taking advantage of differences in rates of exchange. — agio, n.
the act of lending with interest.
Rare. the science of wealth.
the business of buying and selling securities, curreneies, and commodities on an international scale so as to take advantage of differences in rates of exchange and prices. — arbitrager, arbitrageur, n.
the use of two metals jointly as a monetary Standard with fixed values in relation to one another. — bimetallist, n. — bimetallistic, adj.
the doctrine that paper money should at all times be convertible into bullion. — bullionist, n.
the theory and practice of money exchange as an item of commerce, especially in its international features. — cambist, n.
a person whose chief goal in life is the gaining of wealth. — chrematistic, adj.
1. the study of wealth.
2. any theory of wealth as measured in money. — chrematistic, adj.
a mania for money.
an abnormal fear or dislike of money.
a mania for great wealth.
Irish. the lending of money at usurious interest. — gombeen, gombeenman, n.
the greedy pursuit of riches.
a doctrine advocating the use of metal money instead of paper. — metallist, metalist, n.
an economie theory maintaining that stability and growth in the economy are dependent on a steady growth rate in the supply of money. — monetarist, n., adj.
government or domination of society by the rich.
1. the use of only one metal, usually gold or silver, as a monetary Standard.
2. the use of only one metal for coinage. — monometallist, n.
the lifestyle of a nabob, i.e., of one possessing considerable wealth.
an excessive devotion to wealth.
Economics. the scientific study or theory of wealth.
1. an abnormal craving for wealth.
2. a mania characterized by delusions of wealth.
the use of a number of different metals in coinage.
a mania for spending money.
a system of coinage based on a unit of two or more metals in combination, each of a specified weight. — symmetallic, adj.
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  1. Ate up money like Crackerjacks —Robert Campbell
  2. Bargain like a gipsy, but pay like a gentleman —Hungarian proverb
  3. (There ain’t a chance of putting the bee on me … .I’m) flat [broke] as a ballroom floor —H. C. Witwer
  4. Getting money is like digging with a needle; spending it is like water soaking into sand —Proverb
  5. Gold, like the sun, which melts wax but hardens clay, expands great souls —Antoine Rivarol
  6. An instinct like a water diviner’s where money’s concerned —John Braine
  7. Loses money the way a … balloon loses air —Martin Cruz Smith

    In Smith’s novel, Stallion Gate, a character is likening a great club’s money loss to a beautiful balloon’s air loss.

  8. Making money … is, in fact, almost as easy as losing it. Almost but not quite —H. L. Mencken
  9. A man without money is like a bird without wings; if he soars he falls to the ground and dies —Roumanian proverb
  10. He that is without money is like a bird without wings —Thomas Fuller
  11. A man without money is like a ship without sails —Dutch proverb
  12. Money is a bottomless sea, in which honor, conscience and truth may be drowned —Ivan Kozloff
  13. Money is a muscle in our society like that of a leg or arm of a man with a shovel, and both muscles must have a wage —Janet Flanner
  14. Money is in some respects like fire; it is a very excellent servant —P. T. Barnum
  15. Money is like an arm or a leg, use it or lose it —Henry Ford, New York Times, November 8, 1931
  16. Money is like an eel in the hand —Welsh proverb
  17. Money is like a sixth sense, and you can’t make use of the other five without it —W. Somerset Maugham, New York Times Magazine, October 18, 1958
  18. Public money is like holy water: every one helps himself to it —Italian proverb
  19. Money is like promises, easier made than kept —Josh Billings

    In Billing’s phonetic dialect: “Munny … easier maid than kept.”

  20. Money is like the reputation for ability, more easily made than kept —Samuel Butler
  21. Money, like a boot, when it’s tight is extremely trying —Punch, 1864
  22. Money is like muck, not good except it be spread —Francis Bacon

    Variations include: “Money is like dung;” “Riches are like muck, which stink in a heap, but spread abroad, make the earth fruitful;” and “Money like manure does no good till it is spread.” Two contemporary figures who have been widely quoted for perversions of the above are Clint Murchison, Jr. and J. Paul Getty. The first quoting his father’s advice that, “Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell;” the latter with “Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.”

  23. Money, like vodka, makes a man eccentric —Anton Chekhov
  24. Money’s as cold and neutral as the universe —Hortense Calisher
  25. Money slips from his fingers like a watermelon seed, travels without legs, and flies without wings —Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  26. Money … was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it and thought of other things if you did —James Baldwin
  27. Serious money is like cancer, it breeds itself —A. Alvarez
  28. Spending money like a pusher —M. S. Craig
  29. Spent her money like a spoiled empress —Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  30. They talk about it [money] as if it were something you got pink gums from —Ogden Nash
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axle grease Australian slang for money, which greases the wheels of life, so to speak, helping things to run along more smoothly.

chicken feed Small change; a paltry or inconsequential amount of money. This American slang expression, which dates from 1836, is an allusion to the scraps and seeds fed to chickens.

fast buck Money acquired quickly and effortlessly, usually through illegal or unscrupulous methods. In this expression, buck carries the American slang meaning of dollar, making the origin of the term self-evident.

Trying to hustle me a fast buck. (A. Kober, New Yorker, January, 1949)

filthy lucre Money; money or other material goods acquired through unethical or dishonorable means, dirty money. This expression was first used in an epistle by St. Paul:

For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers … who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. (Titus 1:10-11)

a king’s ransom A very large sum of money. This expression, perhaps familiarized by the hefty sum demanded for the release of the kidnapped King Richard the Lion-Hearted, maintains frequent usage.

I couldn’t look upon the babby’s face for a king’s ransom. (Mrs. Anna Hall, Sketches of Irish Characters, 1829)

loaves and fishes Monetary fringe benefits to be derived from public or ecclesiastical office; the personal profit one stands to gain from an office or public enterprise. This use of loaves and fishes derives from John 6:26:

Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.

Today the phrase is also sometimes heard in referring to any unanticipated, miraculous proliferation or abundance. This emphasis on abundance rather than personal gain derives from the actual description of the miracle of the loaves and fishes (John 6:11-13).

mad money Money for frivolous purchases or little luxuries; money for a bit of riotous living-it-up. Originally mad money was that carried by a woman in the event her escort made advances prompting her to leave him in the lurch and finance her own return home. It subsequently came to be applied to money used for any emergency, but at some point took the grand leap from necessity to luxury Perhaps today it might qualify as what economists call discretionary income.

monkey’s allowance A trifling amount of money; a pittance; a paltry sum. This expression is derived from the saying, “He gets a monkey’s allowance—more kicks than halfpence.” At one time, trained monkeys performed tricks and then collected money from passers-by. If the monkey performed poorly, its owner often kicked or otherwise punished the animal. Thus, the monkey’s allowance was frequently more abuse than money. By extension, a person who receives a “monkey’s allowance” is one who works diligently but receives little, if any, payment for his labor. A related expression is monkey’s money ‘something of no value.’

nest egg Money saved, particularly a reserve fund for use in emergencies or retirement; a bank account or other form of investment which regularly increases in value by virtue of interest accrued or additional deposits made. Originally, a nest egg was a natural or artificial egg which was placed in a hen’s nest to induce her to lay eggs of her own. Though the term retains this connotation, it has been extended to imply that once a person has saved a certain amount of money, he is likely to save more.

A nice little nest egg of five hundred pounds in the bank. (John Ruskin, Fors Clavigera, 1876)

pin money A small amount of money set aside for nonessential or frivolous expenditures; an allowance given to a woman by her husband. When common or straight pins were invented in the 13th century, they were expensive and relatively scarce, being sold on only one or two days a year. For this reason, many women were given a regular allowance called pin money which was to be saved until the pins were once again available for purchase. In the 14th and 15th centuries, it was not uncommon for a man to bequeath to his wife a certain amount of money to be used for buying pins. Eventually, as pins became cheaper and more plentiful, the pin money was used for trifling personal expenses, but the expression persisted.

If he gives me two hundred a year to buy pins, what do you think he’ll give me to buy fine petticoats? (Sir John Vanbrugh, The Relapse, 1696)

rubber check A bad check; a check not covered by sufficient funds. A check issued for an amount greater than the account balance is said to bounce, because it is returned to its payee.

She had bought the car and paid for it with a rubber check. (This Week Magazine, September, 1949)

a shot in the locker A reserve, usually financial; a last resource or chance. Locker is a nautical term for the compartment on board a vessel in which are stored ammunition, clothes, etc. Shot in the locker is literally stored ammunition; figuratively, it refers to a stash of money.

As long as there’s a shot in the locker, she shall want for nothing. (William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, 1848)

This expression is often heard in the negative not a shot in the locker, meaning no money or means of survival.

small potatoes See INSIGNIFICANCE.

sugar and honey Rhyming slang for money. This expression dates from the mid-19th century. Sugar alone is a popular slang term for money, in Britain as well as in the United States, where most people are unaware that the term is a truncated version of a rhyming slang expression.

widow’s mite See CHARITABLENESS.

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Money is the coins or bank notes that you use to buy things. Money is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'moneys' or 'a money'.

I spent all my money on clothes.
They don't have much money.

After money you use a singular form of a verb.

My money has all gone.
Money isn't the most important thing.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - the most common medium of exchangemoney - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
appropriation - money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
money supply - the total stock of money in the economy; currency held by the public plus money in accounts in banks
fund, monetary fund - a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
medium of exchange, monetary system - anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region
shinplaster - paper money of little value issued on insufficient security
subsidisation, subsidization - money (or other benefits) obtained as a subsidy
token money - coins of regular issue whose face value is greater than their intrinsic value - wealth reckoned in terms of moneymoney - wealth reckoned in terms of money; "all his money is in real estate"
wealth - property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value
big bucks, big money, megabucks, pile, bundle - a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit); "she made a bundle selling real estate"; "they sank megabucks into their new house" - the official currency issued by a government or national bankmoney - the official currency issued by a government or national bank; "he changed his money into francs"
sterling - British money; especially the pound sterling as the basic monetary unit of the UK
currency - the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
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noun cash, funds, capital, currency, wealth, hard cash, green (slang), readies (informal), riches, necessary (informal), silver, bread (slang), coin, tin (slang), brass (Northern English dialect), loot (informal), dough (slang), the ready (informal), banknotes, dosh (Brit. & Austral. slang), lolly (Brit. slang), the wherewithal, legal tender, megabucks (U.S. & Canad. slang), needful (informal), specie, shekels (informal), wonga (slang), dibs (slang), filthy lucre (facetious), moolah (slang), ackers (slang), gelt (slang, chiefly U.S.), spondulicks (slang), pelf (contemptuous), mazuma (slang, chiefly U.S.) A lot of money that you pay goes back to the distributor.
for my money in my opinion, in my view, to my mind, in my book, if you ask me, as I see it, in my estimation, from my standpoint For my money, it's the best in the world
in the money rich, wealthy, prosperous, affluent, rolling (slang), loaded (slang), flush (informal), well-off, well-heeled (informal), well-to-do, on Easy Street (informal), in clover (informal) If you are lucky, you could be in the money.
Related words
adjective pecuniary
like chrematomania
fear chrematophobia
see currencies
"Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand" [Aphra Behn The Lucky Chance]
"When a fellow says, it hain't the money but the principle of the thing, it's the money" [Kin Hubbard Hoss Sense and Nonsense]
"Money is our madness, our vast collective madness" [D.H. Lawrence]
"Wine maketh merry, but money answereth all things" Bible: Ecclesiastes
"Money is coined liberty" [Fyodor Dostoevsky House of the Dead]
"Money is the sinews of love, as of war" [George Farquhar Love and a Bottle]
"Better authentic mammon than a bogus god" [Louis MacNiece Autumn Journal]
"Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five" [W. Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage]
"My boy ... always try to rub up against money, for if you rub up against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you" [Damon Runyon A Very Honorable Guy]
"If you can actually count your money, then you are not really a rich man" [J. Paul Getty]
"Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million" [Arnold Schwarzenegger]
"Money doesn't talk, it swears" [Bob Dylan It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)]
"Money is like muck, not good except it be spread" [Francis Bacon Of Seditions and Troubles]
"Money ... is none of the wheels of trade: it is the oil which renders the motion of the wheels more smooth and easy" [David Hume Essays: Moral and Political]
"Money couldn't buy friends but you got a better class of enemy" [Spike Milligan Puckoon]
"Bad money drives out good"
"Money isn't everything"
"Money talks"
"Money is power"
"Money makes money"
"Shrouds have no pockets"
"You can't take it with you when you go"
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002


1. Something, such as coins or printed bills, used as a medium of exchange:
Informal: wampum.
Chiefly British: brass.
2. The monetary resources of a government, organization, or individual.Often used in plural:
capital, finance (used in plural), fund (used in plural).
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gjaldmiðillpeningar, fépeningurríkidæmi
būti nuostolingambūti pelningampalūkininkaspinigaitaupyklė


A. N
1. (gen) → dinero m
Spanish moneydinero español
there's money in second-hand carslos coches de segunda mano son (un) buen negocio
"money back if not satisfied""si no queda satisfecho le devolvemos su dinero"
to bring in moneyaportar dinero
to come into moneyheredar dinero
when do I get my money?¿cuándo me vas a pagar?
to earn good moneyganar un buen sueldo, ganar su buen dinero or dinerito, ganar sus buenos dineros or dineritos
I paid or gave good money for itpagué un buen dinero por ello
I'd rather be paid in moneyprefiero que me paguen en dinero
your money or your life!¡la bolsa o la vida!
to make money [person] → ganar dinero; [business] → rendir, dar dinero
he made his money by dealing in cottonganó el dinero que tiene comerciando con algodón
to put money into sthinvertir dinero en algo
it was money well spentfue dinero bien empleado
bad money drives out goodel dinero malo echa fuera al bueno
money doesn't grow on treesel dinero no cae del cielo or de los árboles
to have money to burnestar cargado or podrido de dinero
money isn't everythingel dinero no lo es todo
it's money for jam or money for old rope (Brit) → es dinero regalado
to throw good money after badechar la soga tras el caldero
to be in the moneyestar bien de dinero
to be made of moneyser millonario, tener un banco
for my money that's the one for my money!¡yo apostaría por ése!
I'd put money on it he'll be back, I'd put money on itapuesto (lo que sea) a que volverá
my money is on Fredyo apuesto por Fred
to put one's money where one's mouth ispredicar con el ejemplo
to spend money like watertener un agujero en el bolsillo, ser un/una manirroto/a
to throw one's money about or aroundtirar or derrochar el dinero
to throw money at a problemintentar solucionar un problema a base de dinero
to get one's money's worthsacar partido a su dinero
he certainly gives the audience its money's worthla verdad es que con él el público sale contento
money can't buy happinessel dinero no da or trae la felicidad
money makes moneydinero llama dinero
money makes the world go roundel dinero mueve montañas
(the love of) money is the root of all evilel dinero es la raíz de todos los males
money talkspoderoso caballero es don Dinero
see also burn 1 B1
see also coin B
see also colour A1
see also even A3
see also hand A1, A12
see also licence A2.1
see also marry A1
see also ready D
2. (Jur) monies or moneys (pl) → sumas fpl de dinero
public moniesdinero m público
B. CPD [worries, problems] → de dinero, económico
money back guarantee Ngarantía f de devolución (del dinero)
money belt Nriñonera f
money economy Neconomía f monetaria
money market Nbolsa f or mercado m de valores, mercado m monetario
money matters NPLasuntos mpl financieros
money order N (US) → giro m postal
money prize Npremio m en metálico
money spider Naraña f de la suerte
the money supply Nla oferta or masa monetaria, el volumen de moneda
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


nargent m
Do you have any money on you? → Tu as de l'argent sur toi?
I've got no money left → Je n'ai plus d'argent
to change money → changer de l'argent
I need to change some money → J'ai besoin de changer de l'argent.
to spend money on sth → dépenser de l'argent sur qch
I spent all my money on the house → J'ai dépensé tout mon argent sur la maison.
to make money [person] → faire de l'argent; [business] → rapporter de l'argent
He made good money when he worked → Il faisait pas mal d'argent lorsqu'il travaillait.
to be in the money (= have plenty of money) → se faire beaucoup d'argent
to have money to burn → avoir de l'argent à perdre
to get one's money's worth (= get good value) → en avoir pour son argent
The fans always get their money's worth → Les fans en ont toujours pour leur argent
to throw good money after bad (= waste yet more money) → gaspiller encore plus d'argent
money talks → l'argent a le dernier mot
to put one's money where one's mouth is (= spend money instead of just talking) → joindre le geste à la parole en mettant la main au portefeuille
to throw money at a problem (= try to solve it by spending money) → dilapider de l'argent pour régler un problème
modif [problems, worries] → d'argentmoney belt nceinture-portefeuille fmoney box n (mainly British)tirelire f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


nGeld nt; (= medium of exchange)Zahlungsmittel nt; moniesZahlungsmittel pl; they use these stones as moneysie benutzen diese Steine als Zahlungsmittel, sie benutzen diese Steine anstelle or an Stelle von Geld; to make money (person) → (viel) Geld verdienen; (business) → etwas einbringen, sich rentieren; to lose money (person) → Geld verlieren; (business) → Verluste machen or haben; he spends money like waterer wirft mit dem Geld nur so um sich; there’s money in itdas ist sehr lukrativ; if you help me, there’s money in it for youwenn du mir hilfst, springt für dich auch etwas dabei heraus (inf); it’s a bargain for the moneydas ist eine günstige Anschaffung; what can you expect for the money?was kann man bei dem Preis schon verlangen?; that’s the one for my money!ich tippe auf ihn/sie etc; the smart money’s on himer hat die besten Chancen; it’s money for jam or old rope (Brit inf) → da wird einem das Geld ja nachgeworfen (inf); to be in the money (inf)Geld wie Heu haben; what’s the money like in this job?wie wird der Job bezahlt?; to earn good moneygut verdienen; to get one’s money’s worthetwas für sein Geld bekommen; I’ve really had my money’s worth or my money out of that carder Wagen hat sich wirklich bezahlt gemacht or war wirklich sein Geld wert; do you think I’m made of money? (inf)ich bin doch kein Krösus!; to throw money at somethingviel Geld in etw (acc)stecken; to throw money at a problemein Problem dadurch zu lösen versuchen, dass man viel Geld dafür ausgibt; to throw money at a solutioneine Lösung finden, indem man viel Geld dafür ausgibt; that’s throwing good money after baddas ist rausgeschmissenes Geld (inf), → das ist gutes Geld dem schlechten nachgeworfen; your money or your life!Geld oder Leben!; to put one’s money where one’s mouth is (inf)(nicht nur reden, sondern) Taten sprechen lassen; money talks (inf)mit Geld geht alles; money isn’t everything (prov) → Geld (allein) macht nicht glücklich (prov); his analysis was right on the money (US) → seine Analyse stimmte haargenau


money bag
nGeldsack m
n sing (inf)Geldsack m
money belt
n˜ Gürteltasche f (mit Geldfächern)
nSparbüchse f
n (= person)(Geld)wechsler(in) m(f)


n (Brit inf) → Raffke m (inf)
money-grubbing (Brit inf)
adjgeld- or raffgierig
nGeld- or Raffgier f
money laundering
nGeldwäsche f
money laundry
nGeldwaschanlage f
nGeldverleiher(in) m(f)
nGeldverleih m
money machine
n (US) → Geldautomat m
n (= idea)einträgliche Sache; (= product)Verkaufserfolg m; (= company)gewinnbringendes or Gewinn bringendes Unternehmen, gut gehendes Unternehmen
nGeldverdienen nt
money market
nGeldmarkt m
money matters
plGeldangelegenheiten or -dinge pl
money order
money prize
nGeldpreis m
money spider
n kleine Spinne
n (inf)Verkaufsschlager m (inf)or -hit m (inf)
adj (Brit inf) a money ideaeine Idee, mit der sich viel Geld machen lässt
money supply
nGeldvolumen nt
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[ˈmʌnɪ] ndenaro, soldi mpl
paper money → banconote fpl
Italian money → moneta italiana
there's money in it → c'è da farci i soldi
I've got no money left → non ho più neanche una lira
to make money (person) → fare (i) soldi (business) → rendere
we didn't make any money on that deal → in quell'affare non ci abbiamo guadagnato niente
that's the one for my money! (fam) → è quello su cui sono pronto a scommettere!
it's money for jam or old rope (fam) → son soldi guadagnati senza fatica
to be in the money → nuotare nell'oro, essere pieno/a di soldi
to get one's money's worth → spender bene i propri soldi
to earn good money → guadagnare bene
money doesn't grow on trees! → non me li tirano mica dietro i soldi!
I'm not made of money → non nuoto nell'oro
your money or your life! → o la borsa o la vita!
danger money (Brit) → indennità f inv di rischio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈmani) noun
coins or banknotes used in trading. Have you any money in your purse?; The desire for money is a cause of much unhappiness.
ˈmoney-box noun
a box for saving money in.
ˈmoneylender noun
a person who lends money and charges interest.
lose/make money
to make a loss or a profit. This film is making a lot of money in America.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


مَالٌ peníze penge Geld χρήμα dinero raha argent novac denaro 金銭 geld penger pieniądze dinheiro деньги pengar เงิน para tiền
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n. dinero; moneda; divisas.
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References in classic literature ?
The uses of every possession are two, both dependent upon the thing itself, but not in the same manner, the one supposing an inseparable connection with it, the other not; as a shoe, for instance, which may be either worn, or exchanged for something else, both these are the uses of the shoe; for he who exchanges a shoe with some man who wants one, for money or provisions, uses the shoe as a shoe, but not according to the original intention, for shoes were not at first made to be exchanged.
You've got as much money to waste as any of 'em, and yet you stick to what's decent and moderate.
If we have ever known what it is to want money we are perfectly familiar with the subject at starting.
That it is against nature for money to beget money; and the like.
In early youth in the Corps of Pages, he had experienced the humiliation of a refusal, when he had tried, being in difficulties, to borrow money, and since then he had never once put himself in the same position again.
A HIGHWAYMAN confronted a Traveller, and covering him with a firearm, shouted: "Your money or your life!"
The captain had given money for us to the hunters, and the hunters were waiting in a certain Japanese public house for us to come and get it.
I never asked anybody to buy the things in for me and my children; though there's the linen I spun, and I thought when Tom was born,--I thought one o' the first things when he was lying i' the cradle, as all the things I'd bought wi' my own money, and been so careful of, 'ud go to him.
In dealing with humanity's inquiry, the science of history up to now is like money in circulation- paper money and coin.
"Now, papa," said Clara that morning, wrinkling her brows and putting her finger-tips together with the air of an experienced person of business, "I want to have a talk to you about money matters."
AND soon now the Doctor began to make money again; and his sister, Sarah, bought a new dress and was happy.
I had no money with which to go home, but I had to go somewhere.