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dollar

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdɒlər/ ( written abbreviation dol.)
MONEY a name for the currency used in the US, Australia, Canada, and several other countries: Beverage Marketing Corp estimated that the typical half-liter container of bottled water sells for about a dollar. Many businesses were hit with a surprise tax bill costing them several thousand dollars. Crude oil is priced in dollars.thousands/millions/billions, etc. of dollars Investors lost billions of dollars in the stock market crash.
the dollar MONEY the value of the US dollar compared to the value of currencies of other countries: the dollar climbed/rose/fell In late New York trading the dollar rose to 112.10 yen.the strong/weak dollar The weak dollar has hurt European companies by making their goods more expensive for US customers. The euro gained 1.6% against the dollar amid expectations of an imminent rise in interest rates.
advertising/investment/tax, etc. dollars COMMERCE, FINANCE dollars that come from or are spent on a particular activity: Analysts predict there will not be enough advertising dollars for every online company. Congressional Democrats pledged to find more research dollars for clean energy.
MONEY a piece of paper money or a coin worth one dollar: dollar bill. dollar coins. →  See also half-dollar , top dollar
(Definition of dollar noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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