coin

If you coin a phrase, that means you come up with a new way to say something, like the person who coined "webizens" to describe people who constantly use the Internet.

The verb coin literally refers to making coins, the change you probably have in your pocket. The word can be used in a broader sense — creating something new, usually something related to language. For example, you could coin a phrase or a new word for “joke.” The language authorities would be proud — unlike federal authorities if you tried to coin money. That kind of coining is a criminal offense.

Primary Meanings of coin

1.
n
a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
2.
v
form by stamping, punching, or printing
Full Definitions of coin
1

n a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Types:
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change
coins of small denomination regarded collectively
bawbee
an old Scottish coin of little value
bezant, bezzant, byzant, solidus
a gold coin of the Byzantine Empire; widely circulated in Europe in the Middle Ages
denier
any of various former European coins of different denominations
ducat
formerly a gold coin of various European countries
real
an old small silver Spanish coin
piece of eight
an old silver Spanish coin; worth 8 reales
shilling
an English coin worth one twentieth of a pound
crown
an English coin worth 5 shillings
half crown
an English coin worth half a crown
dime
a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar
nickel
a United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar
quarter
a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar
fifty-cent piece, half dollar
a United States coin worth half of a dollar
ha'penny, halfpenny
an English coin worth half a penny
cent, centime, penny
a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
slug
a counterfeit coin
tenpence
a decimal coin worth ten pennies
tuppence, twopence
a former United Kingdom silver coin; United Kingdom bronze decimal coin worth two pennies
threepence
former cupronickel coin of the United Kingdom equal to three pennies
fourpence, groat
a former English silver coin worth four pennies
fivepence
a coin worth five cents
sixpence, tanner
a small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970
eightpence
a coin worth eight pennies
ninepence
a coin worth nine pennies
dollar
a United States coin worth one dollar
double eagle
a former gold coin in the United States worth 20 dollars
eagle
a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars
half eagle
a former gold coin in United States worth 5 dollars
guinea
a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings
farthing
a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny
doubloon
a former Spanish gold coin
louis d'or
a former French gold coin
medallion
any of various large ancient Greek coins
stater
any of the various silver or gold coins of ancient Greece
sou
a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money
Maundy money
specially minted silver coins that are distributed by the British sovereign on Maundy Thursday
copper
a copper penny
new penny
a coin used in Great Britain since 1971 worth one hundredth of a pound
Susan B Anthony dollar
a United States coin worth one dollar
cartwheel, silver dollar
a dollar made of silver
Type of:
coinage, metal money, mintage, specie
coins collectively
2

v form by stamping, punching, or printing

“strike coins
Synonyms:
mint, strike
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch

v make up

coin phrases or words”
Types:
sloganeer
coin new slogans
Type of:
create verbally
create with or from words

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