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General words for money, cash and coins

banknote

noun

a piece of paper money. The usual word is bill.

bill

noun

a piece of paper money. The British word is note

bread

noun

money

bucks

noun

money

cash

noun

money in the form of bills and coins

cash

noun

money in any form, especially money that is available for you to use when you need it

change

verb

to exchange a bill or coin of high value for bills or coins of lower value

change

noun

coins instead of bills

change

noun

if you have change for a bill or coin of high value, you have bills or coins of lower value that you can exchange for it

coin

noun

a flat round piece of metal with special designs on it, used as money. A piece of money made from paper is called a bill.

coin

noun

money in the form of coins

coinage

noun

the coins used in a particular country or in a particular period in history

copper

noun

a coin of low value made of copper or bronze

denomination

noun

the value of a particular coin or piece of paper money

dinero

noun

money

dosh

noun

money

dough

noun

money

e-cash

noun

money that exists in electronic form and is used to pay for things over the Internet

electronic purse

noun

a card that has a particular value in cash stored on it in a microchip, which you can use for paying for things

e-money

noun

e-cash

face

noun

one side of a coin

face value

noun

the value of a stamp or coin that is shown on the front of it

finance

noun

your finances are how much money you have and how well you spend it or save it

funds

noun

money

funny money

noun

money that is illegal because it has not been printed by the government

funny money

noun

money that has been obtained illegally

funny money

noun

money whose value changes often

gold

noun

things such as jewelry and coins that are made of gold

green

noun

money

hard cash

noun

money in the form of coins or bills, rather than checks or credit cards

hard cash

noun

money in any form

heads

noun

the side of a coin that has a picture of a head on it. The other side is tails

loose change

noun

small coins that you have with you

loot

noun

money

lucre

noun

money, especially money that someone gets for doing something bad

medium of exchange

noun

something that people agree has value and can be used as money, for example gold

money

noun

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

money

noun

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

money

noun

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

money order

noun

an official document that you buy in a post office as a safe way of sending money to someone

monies

noun

money

moola

noun

money

moolah

noun

money

new money

noun

money that has been recently gained rather than money that a family has always had

note

noun

a piece of paper money

obverse

noun

the main side of a coin, usually with a picture of a head on it

paper money

noun

money in the form of pieces of paper, not coins

petty cash

noun

a small amount of money in coins or bills that a business or organization keeps available to pay for small things

piece

noun

a coin that has a particular value

piece

noun

an old word meaning “coin”

PO

abbreviation

postal order

postal order

noun

a money order

shekels

noun

money

silver

noun

silver colored coins, or coins made of silver

small change

noun

coins of low value

tails

noun

the side of a coin that does not have a picture of a person on it

ready cash/money

money in the form of coins and bills that you can spend immediately

spare change

coins of low value that you do not need, especially coins that you give to someone else

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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