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English definition of “coin”

coin

noun uk   /kɔɪn/ us  
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 a ten-cent coin gold coins I asked for £10 in 20p coins. That machine doesn't take 50p coins.Forms of money and methods of payment [U] money in the form of metal coinsForms of money and methods of paymentGeneral words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money

coin

verb uk   /kɔɪn/ us  

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 "flower power".Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing

coin verb (MONEY)

coining it (in) UK informal to be earning a lot of money quicklyEarning money and money earned
(Definition of coin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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