›MONEYa name for the currency used in the US, Australia, Canada, and several other countries: Beverage Marketing Corp estimated that the typical half-liter container of bottled water sells for about a dollar.Many businesses were hit with a surprise tax bill costing them several thousand dollars.Crude oil is priced in dollars.thousands/millions/billions, etc. of dollarsInvestors lost billions of dollars in the stock market crash.
the dollar›MONEYthe value of the US dollar compared to the value of currencies of other countries: the dollar climbed/rose/fellIn late New York trading the dollar rose to 112.10 yen.the strong/weak dollarThe weak dollar has hurt European companies by making their goods more expensive for US customers.The euro gained 1.6% against the dollar amid expectations of an imminent rise in interest rates.
advertising/investment/tax, etc. dollars›COMMERCE, FINANCEdollars that come from or are spent on a particular activity: Analysts predict there will not be enough advertising dollars for every online company.Congressional Democrats pledged to find more research dollars for clean energy.
›MONEYa piece of paper money or a coin worth one dollar: dollar bill.dollar coins. → See alsohalf-dollar, top dollar