penny Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “penny” - Learner’s Dictionary

penny

noun [C]     /ˈpeni/ ( plural pence, p, pennies)
POUND B1 a coin or unit of money with a value of 1/100 of a pound (= UK unit of money); p: There are 100 pence in a pound. fifty pence/50pBritish money
DOLLAR a coin with a value of one US cent ( = 1/100 of a dollar): My dad always let us have his pennies to buy candy.North American money
every penny all of an amount of money: They had spent every penny of their savings.General words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
(Definition of penny from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

drum

a musical instrument, especially one made from a skin stretched over the end of a hollow tube or bowl, played by hitting with the hand or a stick

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More