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"coin" in British English

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coinnoun

uk   /kɔɪn/  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 gold coins I asked for £10 in 20p coins.
[U] money in the form of metal coins

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coinverb

uk   /kɔɪn/  us   /kɔɪn/
(Definition of coin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coin" in American English

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coinnoun [C]

 us   /kɔɪn/
  • coin noun [C] (MONEY)

a small, flat, round piece of metal used as money, with a number showing its value and often a decorative picture: Let’s flip a coin to see who goes first. He fished about in his pockets, taking out a handful of coins.

coinverb [T]

 us   /kɔɪn/
  • coin verb [T] (INVENT)

to invent or be the first to use a new word or expression: Kraft coined the term "middle America" in the 1960s.
(Definition of coin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"coin" in Business English

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coinnoun

uk   us   /kɔɪn/ MONEY
[C] a small round piece of metal, usually silver or a red-brown colour, which is used as money: a 10p/ten-cent/pound coin I always keep a few coins in the car to pay for parking.in coins He gave me $10, all in coins.
[U] money in the form of metal coins: in coin Thieves stole nearly €300 in coin.

coinverb [T]

uk   us   /kɔɪn/
MONEY to produce money in the form of coins: A new 50 pence piece was coined to commemorate the poet's bicentennial.
coin it (in)
UK informal to earn a lot of money quickly: With prices so high, the major oil companies are coining it as never before. The banks coined it in last year.
(Definition of coin from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “coin”
in Korean 동전…
in Arabic عُمْلة مَعْدَنِيّة…
in Malaysian duit syiling…
in French pièce…
in Russian монета…
in Chinese (Traditional) 硬幣, 金屬貨幣, (統稱)硬幣…
in Italian moneta…
in Turkish madeni para…
in Polish moneta…
in Spanish moneda…
in Vietnamese đồng xu…
in Portuguese moeda…
in Thai เหรียญกษาปณ์…
in German die Münze…
in Catalan moneda…
in Japanese 硬貨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 硬币, 金属货币, (统称)硬币…
in Indonesian uang logam…
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“coin” in British English

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