Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “money”

See all translations

money

noun [U] uk   /ˈmʌn.i/ us  
A1 coins or notes that are used to buy things, or the amount of these that one person has: "How much money do you have on you?" "€100 in notes and a few coins." We invested the money in a high-interest bank account. I wanted to buy it but it cost too much money (= was too expensive). We spent so much money redecorating the house that we didn't have any left over for a holiday. You'll have to change some money (= buy some foreign money) at the bank. How much money do you earn? He enjoyed acting but he wasn't making (= earning) much money. Her investments haven't made (= produced as profit) much money this year. They made their money (= became rich) in the fashion business. He tried to persuade me to put money into the company (= invest in the company). We need to raise (= collect) money for a new school pool from the parents. Try to save (= keep) some money for your holiday. We're saving (= not spending as much) money by using volunteers. I didn't like the job, but the money (= amount of pay) was good. Money is tight/short (= we don't have much money) at the moment. I had some very expensive dental treatment recently, but it was money well spent - it'll save me problems in the future.money in sth If you say that there is money in something, you mean that the activity will produce a profit: There's money in sport these days. There's money in it for you.
More examples
Translations of “money”
in Korean 돈…
in Arabic نُقود…
in French argent…
in Turkish para, nakit…
in Italian denaro, soldi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貨幣, 錢,金錢, 財產…
in Russian деньги…
in Polish pieniądze…
in Spanish dinero…
in Portuguese dinheiro…
in German das Geld…
in Catalan diners…
in Japanese お金…
in Chinese (Simplified) 货币, 钱,金钱, 财产…
(Definition of money from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of money?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “money” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bad/hard/tough luck

said to express sympathy with someone when something bad has happened to them

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More