Definition of "coin" [coin]

  • A small piece of metal, usually flat and circular, authorized by a government for use as money. (noun)
  • Metal money considered as a whole. (noun)
  • A flat circular piece or object felt to resemble metal money: a pizza topped with coins of pepperoni. (noun)
  • Architecture A corner or cornerstone. (noun)
  • A mode of expression considered standard: Two-word verbs are valid linguistic coin in the 20th century. (noun)
  • A metal disc or piece used as money (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Metal currency, as opposed to securities, paper currency, etc (noun)
  • To make or stamp (coins) (verb)
  • To make into a coin (verb)
  • To fabricate or invent (words, etc) (verb)
  • To make (money) rapidly (esp in the phrase coin it in) (verb)

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Use "coin" in a sentence
  • "United States and England being the two great commercial and gold producing nations, speaking the same tongue, and having the same coinage, would make the coin and the _language of the coin_ of the world the same, the first great step toward a universal language."
  • "The new Qin coin is inscribed simply with its weight, expressed in two Chinese characters ban liang."
  • "I will admit that the coin is a bit busy for being the back of a quarter, but the Grizzly catching the fish is awesome."