Definition of “cash” - English Dictionary

“cash” in British English

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cashnoun [ U ]

uk /kæʃ/ us /kæʃ/

A2 money in the form of notes and coins, rather than cheques or credit cards:

Do you have any cash on you?
Will you pay by credit card or in cash?
He says he wants cash in advance before he'll do the job.
informal I'm a bit short of/strapped for cash (= I do not have much money) at the moment.
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cashverb [ T ]

uk /kæʃ/ us /kæʃ/

(Definition of “cash” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“cash” in American English

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cashnoun [ U ]

us /kæʃ/

money in the form of bills and coins:

Are you going to pay by credit card or cash?

cashverb [ T ]

us /kæʃ/

to get cash in exchange for esp. a check:

Can I cash a traveler’s check here?

(Definition of “cash” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“cash” in Business English

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cashnoun [ U ]

uk /kæʃ/ us

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?

cashverb, T

uk /kæʃ/ us

to exchange something for cash:

cash a cheque/paycheck/traveller's cheque
cash a bond/voucher There are some tax aspects to consider when you cash the bond.

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(Definition of “cash” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)