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noun [uncountable]     money pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    what you earn, save, invest and use to pay for things. Money can be kept in a bank, where it can earn interest. If you have a bank account, you can pay for things with a check

    No, I can’t come – I don’t have any money.

    make/earn money:

    The business has made more money this year.

    spend money (on something):

    We’ve spent a lot of money on this house.

    cost (someone) money:

    It would have cost us a lot of money to cancel the event.

    borrow money:

    I have had to borrow money from my family.

    save money (=avoid spending money):

    You can save money by taking your own lunch.

    save money (=put money somewhere so that you can spend it later):

    They’re trying to save money so that they can go to Florida this winter.

    money coming in (=money being earned and available to spend):

    He had no job so there was no money coming in.

    have money on you (=have money in your pocket, etc.):

    Have you got any money on you?

    lose money (=earn less money than you spend):

    The industry is losing money and the government wants to sell it.

    birthday money (=money received as a birthday present):

    I’m going to spend my birthday money on some new clothes.

    raise money (=collect money for a particular purpose):

    Her bike ride will help raise money for charity.

    1. a.
      the coins and pieces of paper that you use to pay for things in a particular country

      Spanish/Italian/Japanese money

    2. b.
      the coins and pieces of paper that you can use to pay for things

      I’ve found some money on the floor. Is it yours?

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    in old money used when saying what a figure or amount would be in an equivalent system, especially the imperial system as opposed to the metric

    The weeds are growing -1.2 metres. 4 feet in old money.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/10/2012
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