money

  

Definition

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

  • Poetry and Money
    "There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money either."
    - Robert Graves
  • Buying the Soul
    "Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul."
    - Henry David Thoreau
  • 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
  • Why Money is Flat
    "Money is flat and meant to be piled up. (a Scottish Proverb)"
    - Unknown
  • Doing it for the Money
    "We might make a public moan in the newspapers about the decay of conscience, but in private conversation, no matter what crimes a man may have committed or how cynically he may have debased his talent or his friends, variations on the answer "Yes, but I did it for the money," satisfy all but the most tiresome objections."
    - Lewis H. Lapham
  • Advantage of Money
    "The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it."
    - Benjamin Franklin
  • 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
  • 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

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