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Money appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Mummies make money.
  • We will learn why her lowly lone, worn yarn loom will rarely earn immoral money.
    (by Ray Weisling)

Money appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • The laze judge was very quick to pay tax money for the barn. (47 letters)
  • Jacqueline was vexed by the folks who got the money prizes. (48 letters)
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Money appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Draw - aye, no melody - dole-money award.
  • Now saw ye no mosses or foam, or aroma of roses. So money was won.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun money:

spoken English64.87%written English35.13% conversational speech52.68%task-oriented speech47.32% imaginative writing50.72%informational writing49.28%

The word money is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun money

What does money mean as a name of something?

Money is one of the top 100 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: moneys / monies (less preferred form)

  1. the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
  2. wealth reckoned in terms of money
    • example: all his money is in real estate
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: wealth = property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value
    • more specific terms: big bucks / big money / megabucks / bundle / pile = a large sum of money
  3. the official currency issued by a government or national bank
    • example: he changed his money into francs
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: currency = the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
    • more specific word: sterling = British money

Alternative definition of the noun money


  1. A legally or socially binding conceptual contract of entitlement to wealth, void of intrinsic value, payable for all debts and taxes, and regulated in supply.
  2. A generally accepted means of exchange and measure of value.
    • A currency maintained by a state or other entity which can guarantee its value (such as a monetary union).
      • Hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks, credit cards, or credit more generally.
        • The total value of liquid assets available for an individual or other economic unit, such as cash and bank deposits.
        • See Wealth.
        • An item of value between two parties used for the exchange of goods or services.
        • A person who funds an operation.
        • [context: as a modifier] Of or pertaining to 'money'; monetary.

        Specialised definition of the noun money

        Glossary of finance / banking

        anything that serves as a generally accepted medium of exchange, a standard of value, and a means to save or store purchasing power

        • note: In the U.S., paper currency (nearly all of which consists of Federal Reserve notes), coin and funds in checking and similar accounts at depository institutions are examples of money.


        1. "Money" is a 1991 drama film directed by Steven Hilliard Stern.
        2. "Money": L'Argent is a French silent film directed in 1928 by Marcel L'Herbier. The film was adapted from the novel L'Argent by Émile Zola, and it portrays the world of banking and the stock market in Paris in the 1920s.
        3. "Money" is a 1993 Telugu hit film directed by Siva Nageswara Rao. The film stars J. D. Chakravarthy, Chinna, Jayasudha, Renuka Shahane, Paresh Rawal, Bramhanandam, Sharat Saxena, and Tanikella Bharani. The film was produced by Ram Gopal Varma. In 2001, the film was remade into Hindi as Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega.
        4. "Money" is a 1921 British silent comedy film directed by Duncan McRae and starring Henry Ainley, Faith Bevan and Margot Drake. It is an adaptation of the 1840 comic play Money by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.
        5. "Money" is a 1987 short film directed by Sabine Groschup.
          • also known as Geld
          • country: Austria
          • released in (29 years ago)
        6. "Money" is a film, directed by Rudy Burckhardt and written by Joe Brainard.


        1. Money is a fictional character from the 2001 film Lay It Down.
        2. Money is a fictional character from the 2011 Taiwanese film Honey PuPu.
        3. Money is a fictional character from the 1998 film Da Game of Life.
        4. Money is a fictional character from the 2006 film Doomstown.
        5. Money is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Raid.
        6. Money is a fictional character from the 1999 film Money Buys Happiness.

        There are other characters with in their name, like C-Money, D-Money, G Money, G-Money, P-Money, P?money, T-Money, D. Money, Big Money, Big-Money, big money!, Easy Money, Money Mark, Money Train, I Need Money and Money changer.

        Phrases with Money

        Phrases starting with the word Money:

        1. Money bag
        2. money box
        3. Money Pit
        4. money belt
        5. Money Bomb

        Phrases ending with the word Money:

        1. E-Money
        2. big money
        3. Big-Money
        4. Hot money
        5. Mad Money
        6. New Money
        7. old money
        8. pin money
        9. Beer Money
        10. Cash Money
        11. easy money
        12. Even Money
        13. fiat money
        14. Hard money
        15. hush money

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        Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Money

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        Google previewCode of Honor (2014)

        Ethics, Personal Standards & Practical Wisdom for Men and Women in Christian Ministry by Ashish Raichur

        MONEYONEYONEYONEYONEY Money is an important part of Christian ministry.

        Google previewThe monetary revolution (1898)

        an advance in the philosophy and science of money. Adapted to a republican form of government and sovereignty in the people by Andrew J. Osborne

        Money is a credit and also a debt; is so treated in its relations to society. Gold as money is a national medium of exchange. Gold internationally is by...

        Google previewSecret Combinations Today (1996)

        A Voice of Warning by Robert E. Hales

        Money is the means whereby the church builds visitor's centers, chapels, and temples. It is the method whereby missionaries are supported throughout the world. It is the means whereby many families form organizations which seek ...

        Google previewCulture and Inflation in Weimar Germany (2001)

        by Bernd Widdig

        Next to language, money is the most important medium through which modern societies communicate.

        Google previewMoney/Space (2005)

        Geographies of Monetary Transformation by Andrew Leyshon, Professor of Economic Geography Andrew Leyshon, PhD, Nigel Thrift

        Money is an economy. It is often described as the 'central nervous system' of capital but like the central nervous system it is easier to see than to understand. Money is a sociology. In capitalism, according to some, it provides the 'real ...

        Google previewAn Individual Drug Counseling Approach to Treat Cocaine Addiction (1999)

        The Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study Model by Delinda E. Mercer

        For many addicts, having money is a powerful trigger for cocaine use. If they have any money, they...

        Google previewMoney and Its Origins (2013)

        by Shahzavar Karimzadi

        Money is an indisputable fact. Equally...

        Google previewChange Your Life with NLP 2e (2012)

        The Powerful Way to Make Your Whole Life Better by Lindsey Agness

        From the example above, 'money is the root of all evil' would be the foundation of the belief which was generated by a commonly held view in that family. We then begin to collect building blocks or 'reference experiences', as coined by Tony ...

        Google previewMoney's Fiscal Dictionary (2016)

        by L.G. Chiozza Money

        Chiozza Money. These stupendous figures exhibit both the fluctuation of trade (see Trade Cycles) and the enormous growth of business transacted in twenty-two years. They are, of course, quite inconsistent with the Protectionist ...

        Google previewThe New York Times Dictionary of Money and Investing (2002)

        The Essential A-to-Z Guide to the Language of the New Market by Gretchen Morgenson, Campbell R. Harvey, Ph.D.

        For each term, we have included the primary definition or definitions pertaining to money and investing. Because there are so many abbreviations, acronyms, and colloquialisms in the markets, we have cross- referenced terms to help readers ...

        Google previewThe Standard Financial Dictionary (1906)

        An Encyclopedia Covering the Entire Field of Finance, Words, Terms, Phrases

        Money. HThe common medium of exchange among civilized nations. Coined metal, usually gold or silver, upon which the Government stamp has been impressed to indicate its value, has from the earliest times been used by all nations as ...

        Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics, Second edition (2013)

        by Thomas Cate

        General equation of exchange The alternative versions of the quantity theory of money are embodied in that well-known identity relation, the equation of exchange. The general equation of exchange may be written: MSV ≡ PLY*. (1) Here M S ...

        Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

        by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

        MONEY SUPPLY MIRROR HMO: False health plan with an intermediary attempt to negotiate health care reimbursement down, with resale to another HMO. See Faux or Silent HMO. MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES: Ancillary expenses, ...

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        Quotes about Money

        I say 20 words in English. I say money, money, money, and I say hot dog! I say yes, no and I say money, money, money and I say turkey sandwich and I say grape juice. (Carmen Miranda)
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        Scrabble value of M3O1N1E1Y4

        The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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