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mon·ey  audio  (mn) KEY 

NOUN:
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.

IDIOMS:
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.

ETYMOLOGY:
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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