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Definition of "dollar" []

  • See Table at currency. (noun)
  • A coin or note worth one dollar. (noun)
  • The standard monetary unit of the US and its dependencies, divided into 100 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.

  • The standard monetary unit, comprising 100 cents, of the following countries or territories: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, and Zimbabwe (noun)
  • (formerly) five shillings or a coin of this value (noun)

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Use "dollar" in a sentence
  • "Its currency would be higher in comparison to a sunken dollar, hurting exports, plus its U. S.-dollar denominated bonds would suffer large losses in value."
  • ""Canadian Currency Credits act as an effective price adjustment during this time when the Canadian dollar is close to U. S.-dollar parity," Joe Lawrence, Porsche Canada's president and chief executive said in a statement Monday."
  • "The Canadian dollar had been appreciating in recent weeks amid broad U. S.-dollar selling and higher prices for some commodities."