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Definition of "cash" []

  • Money in the form of bills or coins; currency. (noun)
  • Payment for goods or services in currency or by check. (noun)
  • To exchange for or convert into ready money: cash a check; cash in one's gambling chips. (verb-transitive)
  • Cash in To withdraw from a venture by or as if by settling one's account. (phrasal-verb)
  • Cash in Informal To obtain a profit or other advantage by timely exploitation: Profiteers cashed in during the gasoline shortage. (phrasal-verb)

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.

Use "cash" in a sentence
  • "For the full year, the Company generated positive operating cash flow of $629 million and ended the year with a total cash* position of $8.0 billion."
  • "_cash_; to which is added a proviso authorizing the Secretary to withdraw the public deposits from any bank which shall refuse to receive as cash from the United States any notes receivable under the law which such bank receives in the ordinary course of business on general deposit."
  • "The Company uses the term "cash operating income" as an important measure of profitability and performance."