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coin

See also: COIN, Coin, and cóin

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

A coin.

From Old French coigne (wedge, cornerstone, die for stamping), from Latin cuneus (wedge). See also quoin (cornerstone)

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NounEdit

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. One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
  5. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge.

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VerbEdit

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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FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin cuneus (wedge).

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NounEdit

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."
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Etymology 2Edit

Imitative.

InterjectionEdit

coin

  1. quack

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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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coin m

  1. plural form of
    dogs