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mon·ey  audio  (mn) KEY 

pl. mon·eys or mon·ies
  1. A medium that can be exchanged for goods and services and is used as a measure of their values on the market, including among its forms a commodity such as gold, an officially issued coin or note, or a deposit in a checking account or other readily liquifiable account.
  2. The official currency, coins, and negotiable paper notes issued by a government.
  3. Assets and property considered in terms of monetary value; wealth.
    1. Pecuniary profit or loss: He made money on the sale of his properties.
    2. One's salary; pay: It was a terrible job, but the money was good.
  4. An amount of cash or credit: raised the money for the new playground.
  5. Sums of money, especially of a specified nature. Often used in the plural: state tax moneys; monies set aside for research and development.
  6. A wealthy person, family, or group: to come from old money; to marry into money.

for (one's) money
According to one's opinion, choice, or preference: For my money, it's not worth the trouble.
in the money
  1. Slang Rich; affluent.
  2. Sports & Games Taking first, second, or third place in a contest on which a bet has been placed, such as a horserace.
on the money
Exact; precise.
put money on Sports & Games
To place a bet on.
put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is Slang
To live up to one's words; act according to one's own advice.

Middle English moneie, from Old French, from Latin monta, mint, coinage, from Monta, epithet of Juno, temple of Juno of Rome where money was coined

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