Complete Definition of "coin"

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Etymology
Image:ClemensXI.jpg|thumb|right|A coin.
From OF. coigne "wedge, cornerstone, die for stamping," from L. cuneus "wedge." English quoin means "cornerstone."

Pronunciation
IPA|/kɔɪn/
SAMPA|/kOIn/
audio|en-us-coin.ogg|Audio (US)

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɔɪn|-ɔɪn

Homophones
quoin

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|currency A piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.

#* 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island|Treasure Island
#*: ...the coins were of all countries and sizes - doubloons, and louis d'ors, and guineas, and pieces of eight...

  1. A token used in a special establishment like a casino (also called a chip).
  2. One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.

Derived terms
coinage

Translations
trans-top|(currency) A piece of currency
Albanian: monedha g|Albanian
Aragonese: moneda f
Bosnian: novčić m
Catalan: moneda f
Chinese: 硬币
Czech: mince f
Danish: mønt m
Dutch: munt m, muntstuk n, geldstuk n
Esperanto: monero
Finnish: kolikko
French: monnaie f, pièce f
Frisian: munt
German: Münze f, Geldstück n
Greek: νόμισμα [ˈno̞miˌzma] n, κέρμα [ˈce̞rma] n (:el:Νόμισμα|^)
Hebrew: מטבע (mat'be'a) m
Indonesian: keping, keping|kepingan, koin
Interlingua: moneta
Italian: moneta f
Japanese: 硬貨 (こうか, kōka), コイン (koin)
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Korean: 동전 [銅錢] (dongjeon)
Latin: moneta f
Lithuanian: moneta f
Maltese: munita f
Norwegian: mynt m
Persian: FAchar|سکه (sekkeh)
Polish: moneta, bilon
Portuguese: moeda f
Romanian: monedă f
Russian: монета (mon'éta) f
Serbian:

Slovenian: kovanec m
Spanish: moneda f
Swedish: mynt
Taiwanese: gîn-kak-á
Telugu: నాణెము (naaNemu)
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trans-top|A token used in a special establishment like a casino
German: Chip m
Lithuanian: žetonas m
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Russian: фишка (fíška) f
Swedish: pollett c
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trans-top|One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit
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Verb
en-verb

  1. to create coins.
  2. to make up or invent, and establish

#: Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined.

Translations
trans-top|to create coins
Dutch: munten, aanmunten, munt slaan
French: frapper une monnaie
German: prägen
Greek: νομισματοκοπώ [no̞mizmaˌto̞ko̞ˈpo̞], νομισματοποιώ [no̞mizmaˌto̞piˈo̞]], κερματίζω [ˌce̞rmaˈtizo̞] (means also "to cut" and "to shatter")
Italian: coniare
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Kurdish: KUchar|پاره‌لێدان
Polish: bić / wytwarzać monety
Portuguese: cunhar
Spanish: acuñar
Swedish: prägla
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trans-top|to make up or invent, and establish
Dutch: verzinnen, smeden
French: inventer
German: prägen
Italian: coniare
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Polish: wymyślić, ukuć (wyrażenie, powiedzenie)
Portuguese: cunhar
Spanish: acuñar
Swedish: mynta
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French

Etymology
Latin cuneus ‘wedge’.

Pronunciation
IPA|/kwɛ̃/

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. wedge, cornerpiece
  2. corner

#: L'église fait le coin. The church is just on the corner.

  1. area, part

#: « Je suis le seul robot dans ce coin. » "I am the only robot around here."

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