dollar

Kaching! A dollar is a unit of currency or money. The United States, Canada, and Australia all use the dollar. The symbol for a dollar is $. If you say someone worships the all mighty dollar, that means they’re greedy.

A dollar bill is the equivalent of 100 cents. There are also coins with the value of a dollar, although these are used less often in the US than in other countries. Sometimes dollar is shorthand for money, like when the Wu-Tang Clan raps, “Cash rules everything around me, dollar dollar bill y’all.” The word dollar comes from the German thaler, an early unit of German currency.

Definitions of dollar
  1. noun
    the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents
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    Australian dollar
    the basic unit of money in Australia and Nauru
    Bahamian dollar
    the basic unit of money in the Bahamas
    Barbados dollar
    the basic unit of money in Barbados
    Belize dollar
    the basic unit of money in Belize
    Bermuda dollar
    the basic unit of money in Bermuda
    Brunei dollar
    the basic unit of money in Brunei
    Canadian dollar, loonie
    the basic unit of money in Canada
    Cayman Islands dollar
    the basic unit of money in the Cayman Islands
    Dominican dollar
    the basic unit of money in Dominica
    Fiji dollar
    the basic unit of money in Fiji
    Grenada dollar
    the basic unit of money in Grenada
    Guyana dollar
    the basic unit of money in Guyana
    Hong Kong dollar
    the basic unit of money in Hong Kong
    Jamaican dollar
    the basic unit of money in Jamaica
    Kiribati dollar
    the basic unit of money in Kiribati
    Liberian dollar
    the basic unit of money in Liberia
    New Zealand dollar
    the basic unit of money in New Zealand
    Singapore dollar
    the basic unit of money in Singapore
    Taiwan dollar
    the basic unit of money in Taiwan
    Trinidad and Tobago dollar
    the basic unit of money in Trinidad and Tobago
    Tuvalu dollar
    the basic unit of money in Tuvalu
    United States dollar
    the basic unit of money in the United States
    Zimbabwean dollar
    the basic unit of money in Zimbabwe
    Eurodollar
    a United States dollar deposited in a European bank and used as an international currency to finance trade
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    monetary unit
    a unit of money
  2. noun
    a piece of paper money worth one dollar
    synonyms: buck, clam, dollar bill, one dollar bill
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    Federal Reserve note, bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, bill, government note, greenback, note
    a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
  3. noun
    a United States coin worth one dollar
    “the dollar coin has never been popular in the United States”
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    Susan B Anthony dollar
    a United States coin worth one dollar
    cartwheel, silver dollar
    a dollar made of silver
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    coin
    a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  4. noun
    a symbol of commercialism or greed
    “he worships the almighty dollar
    “the dollar sign means little to him”
    synonyms: dollar mark, dollar sign
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    symbol
    an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
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