dollar 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 “dollar” in the English Dictionary

"dollar" in British English

See all translations

dollarnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdɒl.ər/  us   /ˈdɑː.lɚ/
A1 (symbol $) the ​standardunit of ​money used in the US, Canada, ​Australia, New Zealand, and other ​countries: Can I ​borrow $10? There are one hundred ​cents in a dollar. You can ​pay in ​euros or in US dollars. The ​suitcase was ​full of dollar bills.the dollar the ​value of the US dollar, used in ​comparing the ​values of different ​types of ​money from around the ​world: In the ​financialmarkets today, the dollar rose against/​fell against (= was ​worth more than/less than) the ​pound.
More examples
(Definition of dollar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dollar" in American English

See all translations

dollarnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɑl·ər/
a ​unit of ​money, used in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other ​countries, that is ​worth 100 ​cents: Could you ​lend me ten dollars?
(Definition of dollar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dollar" in Business English

See all translations

dollarnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdɒlər/ ( written abbreviation dol.)
MONEY a ​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 ​taxbillcosting them several thousand dollars. Crude ​oil is ​priced in dollars.thousands/millions/billions, etc. of dollars Investors ​lostbillions of dollars in the ​stockmarketcrash.
the dollar MONEY the ​value of the US dollar compared to the ​value of ​currencies of other countries: the dollar climbed/rose/fell In late New York ​trading the dollar ​rose to 112.10 ​yen.the strong/weak dollar The ​weak dollar has hurt ​Europeancompanies by making their ​goods more ​expensive for US ​customers. The ​eurogained 1.6% against the dollar amid ​expectations of an imminent ​rise in ​interestrates.
advertising/investment/tax, etc. dollars COMMERCE, FINANCE dollars that come from or are ​spent on a particular ​activity: Analysts ​predict there will not be enough ​advertising dollars for every ​onlinecompany. Congressional Democrats ​pledged to ​find more ​research dollars for ​cleanenergy.
MONEY a ​piece of ​papermoney or a ​coinworth one dollar: dollar ​bill. dollar ​coins.

dollaradjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈdɒlər/
having a particular ​value in dollars: As ​growth and ​profitsslow, dollar ​assets will ​look less attractive to ​internationalinvestors.
(Definition of dollar from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dollar?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“dollar” in Business English

SMART Thesaurus: North American money

“dollar”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day