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

  • 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
  • Money and Researchers
    "Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem."
    - Bill Vaughan
  • Why Money is Flat
    "Money is flat and meant to be piled up. (a Scottish Proverb)"
    - Unknown
  • What Money Can Be
    "Money is a handmaiden, if you know how to use it; a mistress, if you do not."
    - Horace
  • One Big Problem on this Planet
    "This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy."
    - Douglas Adams
  • The God of Our Time
    "Money is the god of our time."
    - Heine
  • One Perspective on the Importance of Money
    "It's important to me that money not be important to me."
    - Les Brown
  • A Proverb on Money and Truth
    "A single bag of money is stronger than two bags of truth."
    - Danish Proverb

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