see also: COIN, Coin
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (money) A piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.
  2. A token used in a special establishment like a casino.
    Synonyms: chip
  3. (figurative) That which serves for payment or recompense.
  4. (uncountable, slang, US, AAVE) Money in general, not limited to coins.
    Synonyms: money, Thesaurus:money
    She spent some serious coin on that car!
  5. (card games) One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
  6. A corner or external angle.
    Synonyms: wedge, quoin
  7. A small circular slice of food.
  8. (informal) A cryptocurrency.
    What's the best coin to buy right now?
Translations Translations Verb

coin (coins, present participle coining; past and past participle coined)

  1. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal.
    Synonyms: mint, manufacture
    to coin silver dollars
    to coin a medal
  2. (by extension) To make or fabricate.
    Synonyms: invent, originate
    Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined.
    • Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coined, / To soothe his sister and delude her mind.
  3. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
    • 1691, John Locke, Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and the Raising the Value of Money
      Tenants cannot coin rent just at quarter day.
Translations Translations

coin (uncountable)

  1. (US, military) Abbreviation of counterinsurgency#English|counterinsurgency.

Proper noun
  1. A city in Iowa.
  2. An unincorporated community in Kentucky.

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