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English definition of “cash”


noun [U]     /kæʃ/
MONEY money in the form of notes and coins , rather than cheques , bank cards , etc.: in cash Many tradespeople prefer to be paid in cash. How would you like to pay , card or cash? We were forced to pay cash since the card machine was not working .take/accept cash Be warned : most gas stations in the area take cash only.
FINANCE money rather than shares , bonds , etc.: The buying company will offer cash or shares in their company in return for shares in the company it wants to buy . The account has the ability to hold cash and investments .
MONEY, FINANCE money in general , especially money that is available to use immediately : I'm a bit short of cash at the moment .raise/get/have cash A rights issue is an occasion when a company issues new shares to raise cash.need/spend/save cash Do you need cash for a business idea ?
→ See also all-cash, bulk cash, digital cash, e-cash, hard cash, non-cash, petty cash, ready cash/money, vault cash
(Definition of cash noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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