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Roget category 800

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.4. Monetary relations

#800. Money


money, legal tendermoney matters, money marketfinanceaccounts etc. 811funds, treasurecapital, stockassets etc. (property) 780wealth etc. 803supplies, ways and means, wherewithal, sinews of war, almighty dollar, needful, cashmammon.
[colloquial terms for money] dough, cabbage.
money-like instruments, M1, M2, sum, amountbalance, balance sheetsum totalproceeds etc. (receipts) 810.
currency, circulating medium, specie, coin, piece [Fr.], hard cash, cold cashdollar, sterling coinpounds shillings and penceLs.
d. — pocket, breeches pocket, pursemoney in hand, cash at handready money, ready cashslug [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, chinkargent comptant [Lat.]bottom dollar, buzzard dollarchecks, dibs [Slang].
[specific types of currency] double eagle, eagleFederal currency, fractional currency, postal currencyFederal Reserve Note, United States Note, silver certificate, gold certificatelong bit, short bit [U.S.]moss, nickel, pile [Slang], pin money, quarter [U.S.], red cent, roanoke, rock [Slang]seawan, seawantthousand dollars, grand [Coll.].
[types of paper currency, U.S.] single, one-dollar billtwo-dollar billfive-dollar bill, fiver [Coll.], fin [Coll.], Lincolnten-dollar bill, sawbucktwenty-dollar bill, Jackson, double sawbuckfifty-dollar billhundred-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.
Anthony dollar.
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, guinearouleauwampumgood sum, round sum, lump sumpower of money, plum, lac of rupees.
major coin, crownminor coin.
monetarist, monetary theory.
[Science of coins] numismatics, chrysology.
[coin scholar or collector] numismatist.
paper money, greenbackmajor denomination, minor denominationmoney order, postal money order, Post Office order bank notebondbill, bill of exchangeorder, warrant, coupon, debenture, exchequer bill, assignatblueback [U.S.], hundi, shinplaster [U.S.].
note, note of handpromissory note, I O Udraft, check, cheque, back-dated checknegotiable order of withdrawal, NOW.
remittance etc. (payment) 807credit etc. 805liability etc. 806.
drawer, draweeobligor, obligeemoneyer, coiner.
false money, bad moneybase coin, flash note, slip, kite [Slang]fancy stocksBank 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 currencydeflationstagflation.
[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 accountcertificate of deposit, CD.
[money symbols] $ [U.S.], US$ [U.S.]YA$.
[authorities controlling currency] Federal Reserve Bank [U.S.], central bank [U.S.]Federal Reserve Board, board of governors of the Federal ReserveTreasury DepartmentSecret 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.


amount to, come to, mount up totouch the pocketdraw, draw uponindorse etc. (security) 771issue, utterdiscount etc. 813backdemonetize, remonetizefiscalize, monetize.
circulate, be in circulationbe out of circulation.
[manufacture currency] mint (coins), coinprint (paper currency). [vary the value of money] inflate, deflatedebasedevalue, revalue.
[vary the amount of money] circulate, put in circulationwithdraw from circulation.
[change the type of currency] exchange currencies, change money.
charge interestpay interestlose interest.


monetary, pecuniary, crumenal, fiscal, financial, sumptuary, numismatic, numismaticalsterlingnummary.


barbarus ipse placet dummodo sit dives [Lat.] [Ovid]; but the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that but the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that honor feels" [Tennyson]; Gelt regiert die Welt [G.], money rules the world, money makes the world go roundnervos belli pecuniam infinitam [Lat.] [Cicero]; redet Geld so schweigt die Welt [G.]money is the mother's milk of politics" [Tip O'Neill]; money is the root of all evilmoney isn't everythingas phony as a three-dollar bill —" don't take any wooden nickels.

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