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shil·ling

 (shĭl′ĭng)
n.
1. Abbr. s. A coin formerly used in the United Kingdom, worth one twentieth of a pound, 5 new pence, or 12 old pence prior to 1971.
2. See Table at currency.

[Middle English, from Old English scilling.]

shilling

(ˈʃɪlɪŋ)
n
1. (Currencies) a former British and Australian silver or cupronickel coin worth one twentieth of a pound: not minted in Britain since 1970. Abbreviation: s or sh
2. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda: divided into 100 cents
3. (Currencies) an old monetary unit of the US varying in value in different states
4. (Brewing) (in combination) Scot an indication of the strength and character of a beer, referring to the price after duty that was formerly paid per barrel: sixty-shilling. Symbol: /-
[Old English scilling; related to Old Norse skillingr, Gothic skilliggs, Old High German skilling]

shil•ling

(ˈʃɪl ɪŋ)

n.
1. a coin and former monetary unit of the United Kingdom, the 20th part of a pound, equal to 12 pence: discontinued after decimalization in 1971. Abbr.: s.
2. a former monetary unit of various other nations orig. settled or colonized by Great Britain.
3. the basic monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
4. any of various coins and moneys of account formerly used in parts of the U.S.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English scilling, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German skilling, Old Norse skillingr, Gothic skillings]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shilling - the basic unit of money in Ugandashilling - the basic unit of money in Uganda; equal to 100 cents
Ugandan monetary unit - monetary unit in Uganda
2.shilling - the basic unit of money in Tanzania; equal to 100 cents
Tanzanian monetary unit - monetary unit in Tanzania
3.shilling - the basic unit of money in Somalia; equal to 100 cents
Somalian monetary unit - monetary unit in Somalia
4.shilling - the basic unit of money in Kenya; equal to 100 cents
Kenyan monetary unit - monetary unit in Kenya
5.shilling - a former monetary unit in Great Britain
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
British monetary unit - monetary unit in Great Britain
6.shilling - an English coin worth one twentieth of a pound
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
Translations
شِلِنقِطْعَةٌ نَقْدِيَّة بقيمَة 100 سِنْت
šilink
shilling
shilling
skildingur
šilingas
šiliņš
šiling
şilin

shilling

[ˈʃɪlɪŋ] N (Brit) → chelín m

shilling

[ˈʃɪlɪŋ] n (British) (formerly)shilling m

shilling

n (Brit old, Africa etc) → Shilling m

shilling

[ˈʃɪlɪŋ] n (Brit) → scellino

shilling

(ˈʃiliŋ) noun
1. in Britain until 1971, a coin worth one-twentieth of `1.
2. in certain East African countries, a coin worth 100 cents.
References in classic literature ?
They offered him a large sum of money if he would but give up that twentieth shilling which he was continually dropping into his own pocket.
It struck Will at this moment that the man might be one of those political parasitic insects of the bloated kind who had once or twice claimed acquaintance with him as having heard him speak on the Reform question, and who might think of getting a shilling by news.
You don't feel nearly so hard up with eleven pence in your pocket as you do with a shilling. Had I been "La-di-da," that impecunious youth about whom we superior folk are so sarcastic, I would have changed my penny for two ha'pennies.
The next morning was Saturday, the day on which the allowances of one shilling a week were paid--an important event to spendthrift youngsters; and great was the disgust amongst the small fry to hear that all the allowances had been impounded for the Derby lottery.
Here Jones interrupted him, saying, "I will be so far from making any words with you, that I will give you a shilling more than your demand." He then gave him a guinea, bid him return to his bed, and wished him a good march; adding, he hoped to overtake them before the division reached Worcester.
Jerry patted me on the neck: "No, Jack, a shilling would not pay for that sort of thing, would it, old boy?"
When she had paid the fare for the last coach, she had only a shilling; and as she got down at the sign of the Green Man in Windsor at twelve o'clock in the middle of the seventh day, hungry and faint, the coachman came up, and begged her to "remember him." She put her hand in her pocket and took out the shilling, but the tears came with the sense of exhaustion and the thought that she was giving away her last means of getting food, which she really required before she could go in search of Arthur.
That Mrs Kenwigs, impelled by gratitude, or ambition, or maternal pride, or maternal love, or all four powerful motives conjointly, had taken secret conference with Mr Kenwigs, and had finally returned to propose that Mr Johnson should instruct the four Miss Kenwigses in the French language as spoken by natives, at the weekly stipend of five shillings, current coin of the realm; being at the rate of one shilling per week, per each Miss Kenwigs, and one shilling over, until such time as the baby might be able to take it out in grammar.
I gave the last farthing, all to that shilling, to the French trader, this very morning, as I came through the town, for powder; so, as you have nothing, we can have but one shot for it.
"Freddy owes me fifteen shillings," interposed Cecil.
For a while she had kept both herself and the child on the twelve shillings a week that twelve hours' drudgery a day procured her, paying six shillings out of it for the child, and keeping her own body and soul together on the remainder.
Thereupon, the man of the house, who had hitherto pretended to have no English, and driven me from his door by signals, suddenly began to speak as clearly as was needful, and agreed for five shillings to give me a night's lodging and guide me the next day to Torosay.