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Definition of COIN

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Coin \Coin\ (koin), n. [F. coin, formerly also coing, wedge, stamp, corner, fr. L. cuneus wedge; prob. akin to E. cone, hone. See {Hone}, n., and cf. {Coigne}, {Quoin}, {Cuneiform}.]
     1. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See {Coigne}, and {Quoin}. [1913 Webster]

     2. A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; -- much used in a collective sense. [1913 Webster]

              It is alleged that it [a subsidy] exceeded all the current coin of the realm.            --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

     3. That which serves for payment or recompense. [1913 Webster]

              The loss of present advantage to flesh and blood is repaid in a nobler coin.              --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

     {Coin balance}. See Illust. of {Balance}.

     {To pay one in his own coin}, to return to one the same kind of injury or ill treatment as has been received from him. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Coin \Coin\, v. i.
     To manufacture counterfeit money.
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           They cannot touch me for coining.        --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Coin \Coin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coined} (koind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coining}.]
     1. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal. [1913 Webster]

     2. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word. [1913 Webster]

              Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coined, To soothe his sister and delude her mind. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     3. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
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              Tenants cannot coin rent just at quarter day.
                                                    --Locke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

132 Moby Thesaurus words for "coin":
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