Meaning of “coin” in the English Dictionary

"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 /kɔɪn/ us 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 /kɔɪn/ us

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)

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