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 Quotes

  • The Opposite of Weather
    "Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it."
    - Rebecca Johnson
  • How Money is Like Love
    "Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man."
    - Kahlil Gibran
  • Beauty of Money
    "Money, which represents the prose of life, and is hardly spoken of in parlors without apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses."
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • How Money Helps People Make Realizations
    "I never knew how poor I was until I started making money."
    - Michael Douglas
  • Loving Money
    "It isn't enough for you to love money - it's also necessary that money should love you."
    - Baron Rothschild
  • Poetry and Money
    "There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money either."
    - Robert Graves
  • Having All the Money One Will Ever Need
    "I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by four o'clock."
    - Henny Youngman
  • How Much Money to Need
    "I just need enough money to tide me over until I need more."
    - Bill Hoest

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