penny noun - definición en el diccionario inglés británico y tesauro - Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “penny” en inglés

See all translations

pennynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpen.i/ (plural pence , p or pennies)
B1 (abbreviation p) the smallest unit of money in the UK, of which there are 100 in a pound, or a small coin worth this much. You use "pence" or, more informally, "p" when you are talking about the units of money and pennies when you are talking about the coins themselves: Could you lend me 50 pence/50p please? I found a ten/twenty/fifty pence piece (= a coin of this value) on the floor. I keep pennies and other small coins in a jar. in the US and Canada, a cent or a coin of this value (also old penny, abbreviation d) in Britain before 1971, a large coin. There were twelve pennies in a shilling . used when talking about the smallest amount of money possible: Buy a TV now and it won't cost you a penny (= will cost nothing) for three months. It was an expensive meal but worth every penny.
More examples
(Definition of penny noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de penny
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “penny” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día
the real McCoy

the original or best example of something

Palabra del día

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With the USA’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most

Aprende más 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Aprende más