see also: Dollar
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdɒlə/, /ˈdɔːlə/
  • (America) enPR: dälʹər, IPA: /ˈdɑlɚ/
  • (Canada, sometimes US) IPA: /dɔlɚ/

dollar (plural dollars)

  1. Official designation for currency in some parts of the world, including Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. Its symbol is $.
  2. (by extension) Money generally.
    • , Changing and Unchanging Face of United States Civil Society
      Television, a favored source of news and information, pulls the largest share of advertising monies. In 1935, newspapers received 45 percent of the advertising dollar, magazines 8 percent, and radio 7 percent.
  3. (UK, colloquial, historical) A quarter of a pound or one crown, historically minted as a coin of approximately the same size and composition as a then-contemporary dollar coin of the United States, and worth slightly more.
    • 1990 October 28, Paul Simon, “Born at the Right Time”, The Rhythm of the Saints, Warner Bros.
      We like to go down to restaurant row / Spend those euro-dollars / All the way from Washington to Tokyo
  4. (attributive, historical) Imported from the United States, and paid for in U.S. dollars. (Note: distinguish "dollar wheat", North American farmers' slogan, meaning a market price of one dollar per bushel.)
    • 1952 Brigadier Sir Harry Mackeson, House of Commons, London; Hansard ↗, vol 504, col 271, 22 July 1952:
      The restricted purchase of dollar tobacco will, we hope, have the effect of increasing the imports of Turkish and Grecian tobacco
    • 1956, The Spectator, Vol. 197, page 342:
      For there are two luxury imports that lead all the others: dollar films and dollar tobacco.
Proper noun
  1. A small town in Clackmannanshire, Scotland (OS grid ref NS9698)
  2. An unincorporated community in Coosa County, Alabama.
  3. A former community in Ontario, Canada, now part of the city of Markham.

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