Roget category 8005. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.4. Monetary relations
legal tender —
money market —
ways and means,
sinews of war,
[colloquial terms for money] dough, cabbage.
money-like instruments, M1, M2, sum, amount — balance, balance sheet — sum total — proceeds etc. (receipts) 810.
currency, circulating medium, specie, coin, piece [Fr.], hard cash, cold cash — dollar, sterling coin — pounds shillings and pence — Ls.
d. — pocket, breeches pocket, purse — money in hand, cash at hand — ready money, ready cash — slug [U.S.], wad [Slang] wad of bills [U.S.], wad of money, thick wad of bills, roll of dough [Coll.] — rhino†, blunt†, dust†, mopus†, tin†, salt†, chink† — argent comptant [Lat.] — bottom dollar, buzzard dollar† — checks, dibs [Slang].
[specific types of currency] double eagle, eagle — Federal currency, fractional currency, postal currency — Federal Reserve Note, United States Note, silver certificate†, gold certificate† — long bit, short bit [U.S.] — moss, nickel, pile [Slang], pin money, quarter [U.S.], red cent, roanoke†, rock [Slang] — seawan†, seawant† — thousand dollars, grand [Coll.].
[types of paper currency, U.S.] single, one-dollar bill — two-dollar bill — five-dollar bill, fiver [Coll.], fin [Coll.], Lincoln — ten-dollar bill, sawbuck — twenty-dollar bill, Jackson, double sawbuck — fifty-dollar bill — hundred-dollar bill, C-note.
[types of U.S. coins: list] penny, cent, Lincoln cent, indian head penny, copper [1700-1900]; two-cent piece three-cent piece [Fr.], half-dime†, nickel, buffalo nickel, V nickel†, dime, disme†, mercury dime†, quarter, two bits, half dollar, dollar, silver dollar, Eisenhower dollar, Susan B.
precious metals, gold, silver, copper, bullion, ingot, nugget.
petty cash, pocket money, change, small change, small coin, doit†, stiver†, rap, mite, farthing, sou, penny, shilling, tester, groat, guinea — rouleau† — wampum — good sum, round sum, lump sum — power of money, plum, lac of rupees.
major coin, crown — minor coin.
monetarist, monetary theory.
[Science of coins] numismatics, chrysology†.
[coin scholar or collector] numismatist.
paper money, greenback — major denomination, minor denomination — money order, postal money order, Post Office order — bank note — bond — bill, bill of exchange — order, warrant, coupon, debenture, exchequer bill, assignat† — blueback [U.S.], hundi†, shinplaster [U.S.].
note, note of hand — promissory note, I O U — draft, check, cheque, back-dated check — negotiable order of withdrawal, NOW.
remittance etc. (payment) 807 — credit etc. 805 — liability etc. 806.
drawer, drawee† — obligor†, obligee† — moneyer†, coiner.
false money, bad money — base coin, flash note, slip†, kite [Slang] — fancy stocks — Bank of Elegance.
argumentum ad crumenam [Lat.].
letter of credit.
circulation, multiplier effect.
[variation in the value of currency] inflation, double-digit inflation, hyperinflation, erosion of the currency, debasement of the currency — deflation — stagflation.
[relative value of two currencies] exchange rate, rate of exchange, floating exchange rates, fixed rates.
[place to exchange currencies] currency counter, currency exchange, bureau de change [Fr.].
gold-backed currency, gold standard, silver standard.
bank account, savings account, checking account, money market account, NOW account, time deposit, deposit, demand deposit, super NOW account — certificate of deposit, CD.
[money symbols] $ [U.S.], US$ [U.S.] — Y — A$.
[authorities controlling currency] Federal Reserve Bank [U.S.], central bank [U.S.] — Federal Reserve Board, board of governors of the Federal Reserve — Treasury Department — Secret Service.
[place where money is manufactured] mint, bureau of engraving.
[government profit in manufacturing money] seigniorage.
[false money] counterfeit, funny money, bogus money, (falsehood) 545.
[cost of money] interest, interest rate, discount rate.
mount up to —
touch the pocket —
draw upon —
circulate, be in circulation — be out of circulation.
[manufacture currency] mint (coins), coin — print (paper currency). [vary the value of money] inflate, deflate — debase — devalue, revalue.
[vary the amount of money] circulate, put in circulation — withdraw from circulation.
[change the type of currency] exchange currencies, change money.
charge interest — pay interest — lose interest.
barbarus ipse placet dummodo sit dives [Lat.]
but the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that but the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that honor feels"
Gelt regiert die Welt [G.],
money rules the world,
money makes the world go round —
nervos belli pecuniam infinitam [Lat.]
redet Geld so schweigt die Welt [G.] —
money is the mother's milk of politics"
money is the root of all evil —
money isn't everything —
as phony as a three-dollar bill —"
don't take any wooden nickels.
The content on this page comes straight from Project Gutenberg Etext of Roget's Thesaurus No. Two, which consists of the acclaimed work by Peter Mark Roget augmented with more recent material. Some changes where made to the formatting for improved readability.
Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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