(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Medium of exchange
1. money, finance, funds, treasure, capital, assets; ways and means, wherewithal; money matters, economics, the dismal science; resources, backing (see means); purse strings. Informal, mad money. Slang, green power, fast or quick buck, scratch, almighty dollar, dash, jack, grease, mazooma, spondulix, tinkle, bread, dust, dough, dinero, gelt, do-re-mi, tusheroon, wine, the needful; megabucks; voodoo economics.
2. (accounting) sum, amount; balance, balance sheet; proceeds, accounts, lump sum, round sum; principal, interest. See accounting.
3. (metal money) gold, silver, copper, nickel; bullion, ingot, nugget, gold brick; currency, circulating medium; coinage, specie, coin, cash, cold or hard cash; [legal] tender, money in hand, ready money; petty cash; pocket, spending, mad, or pin money; change, small coin, stiver, mite; plastic money. Informal, boodle, [filthy] lucre, easy money, pelf, mad money, wad, wampum, megabucks, bundle. Slang, brass, gelt, mazuma, filthy lucre, moolah, mopus, shekels, simoleons, beans, chips, berries.
4. wampum; paper money, money order, note, bank note, promissory note, IOU, bond, bill [of exchange]; food stamp; silver certificate; draft, check, cheque, traveler's check; debit or credit card; scrip; order, warrant, coupon, debenture, assignat, greenback; plastic money, debit or credit card. Slang, paper, blue chips, cabbage, kale, long green, alfalfa, green stuff, lettuce, [long] green, folding money; glory roll.
5. (currency)
a. (United States) dollar, cent, [golden] eagle. Slang, buck, Jewish flag, lettuce, coconut, simoleon, smacker, scoot, clam, cholly, bean, year, ace, two-spot, fin, fiver, five-spot, nickel note, sawbuck, ten-spot, grand, century, bone, honeybee, dime, sawbuck, simoleon, meter, thin one, two bits, four bits; bill, yard, G note, C note; red cent, dead presidents.
b. (Europe) [pound] sterling, crown, farthing, penny, shilling, groat, sovereign, guinea, pence, pony, quid, tenner, sixpence, ha'penny, noble; centavo, centimo, peseta, doubloon, piaster, real; escudo, forint, guilder, tenge, tolar, koruna, kuna, krona, som, kone, zloty, schilling, lat, lek, leu, lev, lit, markka; Mark, pfennig; franc, sou, centime, napoleon; florin; lira, ducat; drachma, obol, denar; Eurodollar, Euro, Emu. Informal, quid, tuppence, tenner. Slang, bob, tanner.
c. (Asia) afgani, baht, won, yuan, yen, dong, taka, dram, rupee, riel, ruble, korbovanets, kyat, tugrik, kip, manat, pataca; shekel.
d. (Africa) birr, rial, riyal, cedi, dalasi, dinar, zaire, dirham, kwacha, kwanza, metical, shilling, naira, rand, ngultrum, ouguiya, pa'anga, leone, lilangeni, loti, pula.
e. (South America) austral, balboa, bolivar, colon, cordoba, sucre, cruzeiro real, gourde, quetzal, guarani, inti, lempira, peso
f. (other) dobra, kina, ringgit, rufiyaa, rupiah, tala, vatu; petrodollar, xenocurrency.
6. wealth, opulence, affluence, riches, fortune, king's ransom; competence, solvency; prosperity; worth, substance; property; bonanza, mint, gold mine, Golconda, El Dorado, purse of Fortunatus. See possession. Slang, arm and a leg, bale of hay.
7. (false money) counterfeit, false, or bad money, stage money; base coin, flash note. Informal, funny money, slug. See deception.
8. dearness, costliness.
9. rich man, capitalist, financier, millionaire, multimillionaire, billionaire; nabob, Croesus, Dives, Maecenas, Midas, Barmecide; plutocrat, tycoon, baron; carriage trade; heir[ess]. Slang, moneybags, zillionaire.
10. numismatics, science of coins, coin collecting.
1. monetize, issue, circulate; coin, mint; counterfeit, forge; amount to, come to, total.
2. have or roll in money, wallow in wealth, have a bundle, make a fortune, feather one's nest, strike it rich, burn a hole in one's pocket. Informal, havemoney to burn, hit the jackpot, make a killing. Slang, stink of money.
3. enrich, make rich, line one's pockets; cash a check. Slang, clock a grip.
1. monetary, pecuniary, fiscal, financial, numismatical, bankable, disposable.
2. wealthy, rich, affluent, opulent, well-to-do, well off, made of money, born with a silver spoon in one's mouth. Informal, flush. Slang, wellheeled, in the chips; filthy rich; loaded.
3. dear, expensive, costly; precious, extravagant, at a premium.
Phrases — money is power; money makes money; money talks; time is money; you cannot serve God and Mammon; bad money drives out good; money isn't everything; the almighty dollar is the only object of worship.
Quotations — If possible honestly, if not, somehow, make money (Horace), The love of money is the root of all evil (Bible), Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand (Aphra Behn), Money is coined liberty (Dostoevsky), I don't care too much for money, for money can't buy me love (Lennon/McCartney), Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money (Gerald Brenan), The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly unprofitable to most people (E. B. White), Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is (Jean Anouilh), Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex. You thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did (James Baldwin), If you want to know what the Lord God thinks of money, you have only to look at those to whom he gives it (Maurice Baring), To be clever enough to get all the money, one must be stupid enough to want it (G. K. Chesterton), Honesty is incompatible with amassing a large fortune (Mohandas Gandhi), For money you would sell your soul (Sophocles), Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me (F Scott Fitzgerald).
Antonyms, see poverty.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A medium of exchange]
Syn. gold, silver, cash, currency, check, bills, coin, coin of the realm, notes, coinage, specie, legal tender, Almighty Dollar*, beans*, gravy*, wampum*, shekels*, dough*, roll*, long green*, coins*, lucre*, folding money*, jack*, wad*, bucks*, ducats*, pesos*, dineros*, cabbage*, hard cash*, mazuma*, bread*.
Types of money in various countries include --- United States: dollar, cent; United Kingdom: pound, penny; Russian Federation: ruble, kopeck; Brazil: cruzado, centavo; Mexico: peso, centavo; France: franc, centime; Italy: lira, centismo; Spain: peseta, centimo; Germany: mark, pfennig; Austria: schilling, groschen; Greece: drachma, lepton; Saudi Arabia: riyal, halala; Iran: rial, dinar; Libya: dinat, dirham; Turkey: lira, kurus; India: rupee, paisa; South Africa: rand, cent; Nigeria: naira, kobo; China: yuan, fen; Japan: yen, sen; Indonesia: rupiah, sen; Australia: dollar, cent.
2. [Wealth]
Syn. funds, capital, property; see wealth 1 , 2 .
3. [Merged interests]
Syn. financiers, corporate interests, capitalists, capital, financial structure, vested interests, moneyed group; see also banking , business 4 .
4. [Pay]
Syn. payment, salary, wages; see pay 2 .
for one's money*,
Syn. for one's choice, in one's opinion, to one's mind; see personally 2 .
in the money*,
Syn. wealthy, flush*, loaded*; see rich 1 .
make money,
Syn. gain profits, become wealthy, earn; see profit 2 .
one's money's worth,
Syn. full value, gain, benefit; see value 1 , 3 .
place ( or [m1]put) money on,
Syn. risk, bet, wager; see gamble 1 .
put money into,
Syn. invest in, support, underwrite; see invest .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
currency, legal tender, cash, *bucks, *dough, *bread, medium of exchange, *wad, *loot, *scratch, *wampum, coin, specie, change, almighty dollar, funds, wealth, capital, riches. ''A good servant but a bad master.''—Henry Bohn. ''Slave or master.''— Horace. ''A good soldier.''—Shakespeare. ''An eel in the hand.''—Welsh proverb.
Afghanistan: afghani
Algeria: dinar
Argentina: Peso
Australia: dollar
Austria: Euro
Barbados: dollar
Belgium: Euro
Bermuda: dollar
Bolivia: Boliviano
Brazil: real
Britain: pound
Bulgaria: lev
Cambodia: riel
Canada: dollar
Chile: peso
Columbia: peso
Costa Rica: colon
Croatia: Kuna
Cuba: peso
Cyprus: pound
Czech Republic: koruna
Denmark: krone
Dominican Republic: peso
Ecuador: sucre
Egypt: pound
El Salvador: colon
Estonia: kroon
Ethiopia: birr
Finland: Euro
France: Euro
Germany: Euro
Greece: Euro
Guatemala: quetzal
Guinea: Franc
Haiti: gourde
Honduras: lempira
Hong Kong: dollar
Hungary: forint
Iceland: krona
India: rupee
Indonesia: rupiah
Iran: rial
Iraq: dinar
Ireland: Euro
Israel: shekel
Italy: Euro
Jamaica: dollar
Japan: yen
Jordan: dinar
Kazakhstan: tenge
Kenya: shilling
Kuwait: dinar
Lao: kip
Latvia: lats
Lebanon: pound
Libya: pound
Lithuania: litas
Luxembourg: Euro
Macau: pataca
Malaysia: ringgit
Malta: lira
Mexico: peso
Mongolia: tugrik
Morocco: dirham
Mozambique: metical
Myanmar: kyat
Namibia: dollar
Nepal: rupee
Netherlands: Euro
New Zealand: dollar
Nicaragua: cordoba oro
Nigeria: naira
North Korea: won
Norway: kroner
Oman: rial
Pakistan: rupee
Panama: balboa
Paraguay: guarani
Peru: nuevo sol
Philippines: peso
Poland: zloty
Portugal: Euro
Qatar: rial
Romania: leu
Russia: rouble
Samoa: tala
Saudi Arabia: riyal
Singapore: dollar
Somalia: shilling
South Africa: rand
South Korea: won
Spain: Euro
Sri Lanka: rupee
Sudan: dinar, pound
Sweden: krona
Switzerland: franc
Syria: pound
Taiwan: dollar
Tanzania: shilling
Trinidad/Tobago: dollar
Tunisia: dinar
Turkey: lira
Uganda: shilling
Ukraine: hryvnia
United Arab Emirates: dirham
United States of America: dollar
Uruguay: peso
Venezuela: bolivar
Vietnam: dong
Yugoslavia: dinar
Zambia: kwacha
Zimbabwe: dollar
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun -1. Something, such as coins or printed bills, used as a medium of exchange: cash, currency, lucre. Informal: wampum. Slang: bread, cabbage, dough, gelt, green, jack, lettuce, long green, mazuma, moola, scratch. Chiefly British: brass. See MONEY. 2. The monetary resources of a government, organization, or individual. Often used in plural: capital, finance (used in plural), fund (used in plural). See MONEY.

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