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"coin" in British English

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uk   us   /kɔɪn/
B1 [C] a ​small, round ​piece of ​metal, usually ​silver or coppercoloured, 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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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 "​flowerpower".

coin verb (MONEY)

coining it (in) UK informal to be ​earning a lot of ​moneyquickly
(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 ​numbershowingitsvalue and often a ​decorativepicture: 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 "​middleAmerica" in the 1960s.
(Definition of coin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"coin" in Business English

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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 ​ 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 ​producemoney in the ​form of coins: A new 50 ​pencepiece 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 ​majoroilcompanies 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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