Definition of "dime" []

  • A coin of the United States or Canada worth ten cents. (noun)
  • Slang A dime bag. (noun)
  • A dime a dozen Overly abundant; commonplace. (idiom)
  • On a dime At a precise point; within a narrowly defined area: a sports car that stops on a dime. (idiom)
  • A coin of the US and Canada, worth one tenth of a dollar or ten cents (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. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dime" in a sentence
  • "However, the fact that this dime is almost universally known as the Mercury dime is an indication of the potential pitfalls of too clever symbolism."
  • "The only 2 firearms they (Rem) now makes that look worth a dime is the BDL and CDL, plus the price is near$8 - 900.00."
  • "We do not say a dime is a deca-cent, and we do not say that a cent is a deci-dollar, so that when he tells you that our money system is metric he is misleading you."