money

Related Terms
Anything of value that serves as a (1) generally accepted medium of financial exchange, (2) legal tender for repayment of debt, (3) standard of value, (4) unit of accounting measure, and (5) means to save or store purchasing power. See also cash.

Use money in a sentence

Richard wanted to purchase all kinds of expensive things like jet skis, a mansion, and speed boats, but simply didn't have enough money.
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The government is generally hesitant to print new money during a recession because the flood of spendable cash can lead to inflation.
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Before the peak of the Mayan civilization, cacao seeds were used as money in order to do business with the neighboring Aztec civilization, who also viewed cacao seeds as desirable currency for exchange.
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Notable Quotable

One Perspective on the Importance of Money
"It's important to me that money not be important to me."
- Les Brown
How Much Money to Need
"I just need enough money to tide me over until I need more."
- Bill Hoest
Importance of Money
"The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future."
- John Maynard Keynes
The Most Important Thing in Life Never Changes
"When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life. Now that I am old, I know it is."
- Oscar Wilde
Keeping Score
"Money is just what we use to keep score."
- Henry Ford
Poetry and Money
"There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money either."
- Robert Graves
A Proverb on Money and Truth
"A single bag of money is stronger than two bags of truth."
- Danish Proverb
Buying the Soul
"Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul."
- Henry David Thoreau


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