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Etymology

From Old French moneie (French: monnaie), From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] moneta. From the name of the temple of Juno Moneta in Rome, where a mint was.

Noun

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Singular
money

Plural
normally uncountable, but moneys or monies

money (normally uncountable, but moneys or monies)
  1. A generally accepted means of exchange and measure of value.
    Before colonial times cowry shells imported from Mauritius were used as money in Western Africa.
  2. A currency maintained by a state or other entity which can guarantee its value (such as a monetary union).
  3. Hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks. credit cards, or credit more generally.
  4. The total value of liquid assets available for an individual or other economic unit, such as cash and bank deposits.
  5. Wealth
    He was born with money.
  6. An item of value between two parties used for the exchange of goods or services.
  7. A person who funds an operation.
  8. As a modifier, of or pertaining to money; monetary.
    • money supply, money market

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