Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “coin”

See all translations

coin

noun
 
 
/kɔɪn/
B1 [C] a flat, usually round, piece of metal used as money: a pound coinForms of money and methods of payment
toss a coin to throw a coin into the air so that it turns over several times, and see which side it lands on, often in order to make a decisionDecisions and decidingGambling and bookmakingTaking risks
Translations of “coin”
in Korean 동전…
in Arabic عُمْلة مَعْدَنِيّة…
in French pièce…
in Turkish madeni para…
in Italian moneta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 硬幣, 金屬貨幣, (統稱)硬幣…
in Russian монета…
in Polish moneta…
in Spanish moneda…
in Portuguese moeda…
in German die Münze…
in Catalan moneda…
in Japanese 硬貨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 硬币, 金属货币, (统称)硬币…
(Definition of coin noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “coin”

Definitions of “coin” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More