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coinnoun

uk   us   /kɔɪn/
B1 [C] a small round piece of metal, usually silver or copper coloured, that is used as money: a 10p/ten pence coin a pound coin a ten-cent coin gold coins I asked for £10 in 20p coins. That machine doesn't take 50p coins. [U] money in the form of metal coins
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coinverb

uk   us   /kɔɪn/

coin verb (INVENT)

C2 [T] to invent a new word or expression, or to use one in a particular way for the first time: Allen Ginsberg coined the term "flower power".

coin verb (MONEY)

coining it (in) UK informal to be earning a lot of money quickly
Translations of “coin”
in Arabic عُمْلة مَعْدَنِيّة…
in Korean 동전…
in Malaysian duit syiling…
in French pièce…
in Turkish madeni para…
in Italian moneta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 硬幣, 金屬貨幣, (統稱)硬幣…
in Russian монета…
in Polish moneta…
in Vietnamese đồng xu…
in Spanish moneda…
in Portuguese moeda…
in Thai เหรียญกษาปณ์…
in German die Münze…
in Catalan moneda…
in Japanese 硬貨…
in Indonesian uang logam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 硬币, 金属货币, (统称)硬币…
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