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Webster 1913 Edition


Coin

Coin

(koin)
,
Noun.
[F.
coin
, formerly also
coing
, wedge, stamp, corner, fr. L.
cuneus
wedge; prob. akin to E.
cone
,
hone
. See
Hone
,
Noun.
, and cf.
Coigne
,
Quoin
,
Cuneiform
.]
1.
A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See
Coigne
, and
Quoin
.
2.
A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; – much used in a collective sense.
It is alleged that it [a subsidy] exceeded all the current
coin
of the realm.
Hallam.
3.
That which serves for payment or recompense.
The loss of present advantage to flesh and blood is repaid in a nobler
coin
.
Hammond.
Coin balance
.
See Illust. of
Balance
.
To pay one in his own coin
,
to return to one the same kind of injury or ill treatment as has been received from him.
[Colloq.]

Coin

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Coined
(koind)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Coining
.]
1.
To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture;
as, to
coin
silver dollars; to
coin
a medal
.
2.
To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate;
as, to
coin
a word
.
Some tale, some new pretense, he daily
coined
,
To soothe his sister and delude her mind.
Dryden.
3.
To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
Tenants cannot
coin
rent just at quarter day.
Locke.

Coin

,
Verb.
I.
To manufacture counterfeit money.
They cannot touch me for
coining
.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Coin

COIN

, n.
1.
A corner; a jutting point, as of a wall.
Rustic coins, stones jutting from a wall for new buildings to be joined to.
2.
A wedge for raising or lowering a piece of ordnance.
3.
A wedge or piece of wood to lay between casks on shipboard.

COIN

,
Noun.
Primarily, the die employed for stamping money. Hence,
1.
Money stamped; a piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, or other metal, converted into money, by impressing on it marks, figures or characters. To make good money, these impressions must be made under the authority of government. That which is stamped without authority is called false or counterfeit coin. Formerly, all coin was made by hammering; but it is now impressed by a machine or mill.
Current coin is coin legally stamped and circulating in trade.
Ancient coins are chiefly those of the Jews, Greeks and Romans, which are kept in cabinets as curiosities.
2.
In architecture, a kind of die cut diagonally, after the manner of a flight of a stair case, serving at bottom to support columns in a level, and at top to correct the inclination of an entablature supporting a vault.
3.
That which serves for payment.
The loss of present advantage to flesh and blood is repaid in a nobler coin.

COIN

, v.t.
1.
To stamp a metal, and convert it into money; to mint.
2.
To make; as, to coin words.
3.
To make; to forge; to fabricate; in an ill sense; as, to coin a lie; to coin a fable.

Definition 2022


Coin

Coin

See also: coin, COIN, and cóin

English

Proper noun

Coin

  1. A city in Iowa.
  2. An unincorporated community in Kentucky.

coin

coin

See also: COIN, Coin, and cóin

English

Noun

coin (plural coins)

  1. (money) A piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.
  2. A token used in a special establishment like a casino (also called a chip).
  3. (figuratively) That which serves for payment or recompense.
    • Hammond
      The loss of present advantage to flesh and blood is repaid in a nobler coin.
  4. (uncountable, slang) money in general, not limited to coins
    She spent some serious coin on that car!
  5. One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
  6. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge.
  7. A small circular slice of food.
    • 2015, Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia
      For munchies try deep-fried jalapeño coins, jumbo Buffalo wings, and hush puppies with a sweet edge.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

coin (third-person singular simple present coins, present participle coining, simple past and past participle coined)

  1. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture.
    to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal
  2. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate.
    Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined.
    • Dryden
      Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coined, / To soothe his sister and delude her mind.
  3. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
    • John Locke
      Tenants cannot coin rent just at quarter day.

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French

Etymology 1

From Latin cuneus (wedge).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kwɛ̃/

Noun

coin m (plural coins)

  1. wedge, cornerpiece
  2. corner
    L'église fait le coin.
    The church is just on the corner.
  3. area, part, place, spot
    « Je suis le seul robot dans ce coin. »
    "I am the only robot around here."
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Imitative.

Interjection

coin

  1. quack

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /konʲ/

Noun

coin

  1. accusative singular of
  2. dative singular of
  3. nominative dual of
  4. vocative dual of
  5. accusative dual of
  6. nominative plural of

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
coin choin coin
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *kūn (compare Welsh cŵn, Cornish keun).

Noun

coin m pl

  1. plural of (dog)