Money is cash. You can have money in your pocket or money in the bank. People need money to buy things.

Every country has an agreed upon type of money: in the United States, it's dollars and cents. People need money to buy food, furniture, clothes, books — everything. You can't buy stuff without money. People may also invest their money in stocks and property. Using a credit card is a way to buy things when you don't have any money on you — so is a check. Most people want more money, and people will do a lot of things to get it.

Definitions of money

n the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender

“we tried to collect the money he owed us”
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money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
fund, monetary fund
a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum
informal terms for money
paper money of little value issued on insufficient security
subsidisation, subsidization
money (or other benefits) obtained as a subsidy
token money
coins of regular issue whose face value is greater than their intrinsic value
pork, pork barrel
a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
mutual fund
the pooled money that is invested in assets
revolving fund
a fund which, if borrowed or used, is intended to be replenished so it may be loaned or spent repeatedly
sinking fund
a fund accumulated regularly in a separate account and used to redeem debt securities
nest egg, savings
a fund of money put by as a reserve
pension fund, superannuation fund
a fund reserved to pay workers' pensions when they retire from service
war chest
a fund accumulated to finance a war (or a political campaign)
slush fund
a fund for buying votes or bribing public officials
trust fund
a fund held in trust
bank deposit, deposit
money deposited in a bank or some similar institution
a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose
petty cash
a small fund of cash that a firm keeps for the payment of incidental expenses
Type of:
medium of exchange, monetary system
anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region

n the official currency issued by a government or national bank

“he changed his money into francs”
British money; especially the pound sterling as the basic monetary unit of the UK
Type of:
the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used

n wealth reckoned in terms of money

“all his money is in real estate”
big bucks, big money, bundle, megabucks, pile
a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
Type of:
property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value

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