cash Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “cash” in the English Dictionary

"cash" in British English

See all translations

cashnoun [U]

uk   us   /kæʃ/
A2 money in the ​form of ​notes and ​coins, ​rather than cheques or creditcards: Do you have any cash on you? Will you ​pay by ​creditcard or in cash? He says he ​wants cash in ​advance before he'll do the ​job.informal I'm a ​bit short of/​strapped for cash (= I do not have much ​money) at the ​moment.
See also
More examples

cashverb [T]

uk   us   /kæʃ/
to ​exchange a cheque, etc. for cash: Would you cash a ​cheque for me?
More examples
(Definition of cash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cash" in American English

See all translations

cashnoun [U]

 us   /kæʃ/
money in the ​form of ​bills and ​coins: Are you going to ​pay by ​creditcard or cash?

cashverb [T]

 us   /kæʃ/
to get cash in ​exchange for esp. a ​check: Can I cash a traveler’s ​check here?
(Definition of cash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cash" in Business English

See all translations

cashnoun [U]

uk   us   /kæʃ/
MONEY money in the ​form of notes and ​coins, rather than cheques, ​bankcards, etc.: in cash Many tradespeople prefer to be ​paid in cash. How would you like to ​pay, card or cash? We were ​forced to pay cash since the ​cardmachine was not ​working.take/accept cash Be warned: most ​gasstations in the ​area take cash only.
FINANCE money rather than ​shares, ​bonds, etc.: The ​buyingcompany will offer cash or ​shares in their ​company in ​return for ​shares in the ​company it ​wants to ​buy. The ​account has the ​ability to hold cash and ​investments.
MONEY, FINANCE money in ​general, especially ​money that is ​available to use immediately: I'm a ​bitshort of cash at the moment.raise/get/have cash A ​rightsissue is an occasion when a ​companyissues new ​shares to ​raise cash.need/spend/save cash Do you need cash for a ​businessidea?

cashverb, T

uk   us   /kæʃ/
to ​exchange something for cash: cash a ​cheque/​paycheck/traveller's ​chequecash a bond/voucher There are some ​tax aspects to consider when you cash the ​bond.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of cash from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cash?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“cash” in Business English

Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More