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
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n 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
Type of:
monetary unit
a unit of money

n a piece of paper money worth one dollar

Synonyms:
buck, clam, dollar bill, one dollar bill
Type of:
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)

n a United States coin worth one dollar

“the dollar coin has never been popular in the United States”
Types:
Susan B Anthony dollar
a United States coin worth one dollar
cartwheel, silver dollar
a dollar made of silver
Type of:
coin
a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

n a symbol of commercialism or greed

“he worships the almighty dollar
“the dollar sign means little to him”
Synonyms:
dollar mark, dollar sign
Type of:
symbol
an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

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