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pi·as·ter

also pi·as·tre  (pē-ăs′tər, -ä′stər)
n.
1. A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the primary unit of currency in Egypt and various other countries of the Middle East.
2. Piece of eight.

[French piastre, from Italian piastra, thin metal plate, from Latin emplastrum, medical dressing; see plaster.]

piastre

(pɪˈæstə) or

piaster

n
1. (Currencies) (formerly) the standard monetary unit of South Vietnam, divided into 100 cents
2. (Currencies) a fractional monetary unit of Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, South Sudan, and Syria worth one hundredth of a pound
3. (Currencies) another name for kuruş
4. (Currencies) a rare word for piece of eight
[C17: from French piastre, from Italian piastra d'argento silver plate; related to Italian piastro plaster]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piastre - a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syriapiastre - a fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria
fractional monetary unit, subunit - a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
Egyptian pound, pound - the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
Lebanese pound, pound - the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
Sudanese pound, pound - the basic unit of money in the Sudan; equal to 100 piasters
Syrian pound, pound - the basic unit of money in Syria; equal to 100 piasters
2.piastre - 100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey
Turkish monetary unit - monetary unit in Turkey
Turkish lira, lira - the basic unit of money in Turkey
asper - 20 aspers equal 1 kurus in Turkey
Translations

piastre

piaster (US) [pɪˈæstəʳ] Npiastra f
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A number of the agency's board members suggested buying the electricity produced from waste at about 135 piasters, similar to the zero to 1,000 kW consumption segment.
They said that a rise in the supply of dollars has pushed its exchange rate down against the Egyptian pound with an average of 5 piasters.
When you are calling with one pound, out of that one pound, you have got 10 piasters that goes to the Ministry of Finance.
All operative networks like Vivacell, the country's largest phone network, followed by Zain and MTN, announced charge raise by seven times per a call per minute from 47 piasters to over 3 South Sudanese pounds (SSP) per minute while an international call ranged to 7 pounds per a minute.
They also want the trading range within which they can buy or sell dollars to be doubled to 10 piasters from the official rate.
The dealers also requested that the trading range within which they can buy or sell dollars be doubled to 10 piasters from the official rate, El Abiad said in an interview.
Egypt's central bank widened the band in which banks can trade dollars to 10 piasters above or below the official rate, up from 3 piasters, bankers said on Thursday, prompting the lenders' dollar rates to fall to their weakest ever levels.
According to Ayoub, he would pay LL4 or LL5 for the trip, while a cinema ticket would cost 75 piasters, or 150 piasters if you wanted to be on the balcony, from where guys would look at the girls from afar.
The company will donate five piasters on every segment booked on Amadeus Selling Platform during the month.
Consequently, in 1841 the RAC found it expedient to sell Fort Ross and the surrounding fields to John Sutter for 30,000 piasters.
The light brown, oven-inflated discs are produced by more than 20,000 small, government-subsidized bakeries to be sold for five piasters (less than a US penny) apiece, or by private bakeries that sell at a far higher price.
The government is committed to improving the condition of the subsidized loaf of bread which is sold at 5 piasters, Abdel-Khaleq told MENA.