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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Money  \Mon"ey\,  n.;  pl  {Moneys}.  [OE.  moneie,  OF  moneie,  F. 
  monnaie  fr  L.  moneta.  See  {Mint}  place  where  coin  is  made 
  {Mind},  and  cf  {Moidore},  {Monetary}.] 
  1.  A  piece  of  metal,  as  gold,  silver,  copper,  etc.,  coined, 
  or  stamped,  and  issued  by  the  sovereign  authority  as  a 
  medium  of  exchange  in  financial  transactions  between 
  citizens  and  with  government;  also  any  number  of  such 
  pieces;  coin. 
  To  prevent  such  abuses,  .  .  .  it  has  been  found 
  necessary  .  .  .  to  affix  a  public  stamp  upon  certain 
  quantities  of  such  particular  metals,  as  were  in 
  those  countries  commonly  made  use  of  to  purchase 
  goods.  Hence  the  origin  of  coined  money,  and  of 
  those  public  offices  called  mints.  --A.  Smith. 
  2.  Any  written  or  stamped  promise,  certificate,  or  order  as 
  a  government  note,  a  bank  note,  a  certificate  of  deposit, 
  etc.,  which  is  payable  in  standard  coined  money  and  is 
  lawfully  current  in  lieu  of  it  in  a  comprehensive  sense 
  any  currency  usually  and  lawfully  employed  in  buying  and 
  Note:  Whatever,  among  barbarous  nations,  is  used  as  a  medium 
  of  effecting  exchanges  of  property,  and  in  the  terms  of 
  which  values  are  reckoned,  as  sheep,  wampum,  copper 
  rings,  quills  of  salt  or  of  gold  dust,  shovel  blades, 
  etc.,  is  in  common  language,  called  their  money. 
  3.  In  general,  wealth;  property;  as  he  has  much  money  in 
  land,  or  in  stocks;  to  make  or  lose,  money. 
  The  love  of  money  is  a  root  of  all  kinds  of  evil. 
  --1  Tim  vi  10 
  (Rev.  Ver.  ). 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Money  \Mon"ey\,  v.  t. 
  To  supply  with  money.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Maundy  coins  \Maundy  coins\  or  money  \money\  . 
  Silver  coins  or  money  of  the  nominal  value  of  1d.,  2d.,  3d., 
  and  4d.,  struck  annually  for  the  Maundy  alms. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  {To  turn  one's  coat},  to  change  one's  uniform  or  colors;  to 
  go  over  to  the  opposite  party. 
  {To  turn  one's  goods}  or  {money},  and  the  like  to  exchange 
  in  the  course  of  trade  to  keep  in  lively  exchange  or 
  circulation;  to  gain  or  increase  in  trade 
  {To  turn  one's  hand  to},  to  adapt  or  apply  one's  self  to  to 
  engage  in 
  {To  turn  out}. 
  a  To  drive  out  to  expel;  as  to  turn  a  family  out  of 
  doors;  to  turn  a  man  out  of  office. 
  I'll  turn  you  out  of  my  kingdom.  --  Shak. 
  b  to  put  to  pasture,  as  cattle  or  horses. 
  c  To  produce,  as  the  result  of  labor,  or  any  process  of 
  manufacture;  to  furnish  in  a  completed  state. 
  d  To  reverse,  as  a  pocket,  bag,  etc.,  so  as  to  bring  the 
  inside  to  the  outside;  hence  to  produce. 
  e  To  cause  to  cease,  or  to  put  out  by  turning  a 
  stopcock,  valve,  or  the  like  as  to  turn  out  the 
  {To  turn  over}. 
  a  To  change  or  reverse  the  position  of  to  overset;  to 
  overturn;  to  cause  to  roll  over 
  b  To  transfer;  as  to  turn  over  business  to  another 
  c  To  read  or  examine,  as  a  book,  while  turning  the 
  leaves.  ``We  turned  o'er  many  books  together.'' 
  d  To  handle  in  business;  to  do  business  to  the  amount 
  of  as  he  turns  over  millions  a  year.  [Colloq.] 
  {To  turn  over  a  new  leaf}.  See  under  {Leaf}. 
  {To  turn  tail},  to  run  away  to  retreat  ignominiously. 
  {To  turn  the  back},  to  flee;  to  retreat. 
  {To  turn  the  back  on}  or 
  {upon},  to  treat  with  contempt;  to  reject  or  refuse 
  {To  turn  the  corner},  to  pass  the  critical  stage;  to  get  by 
  the  worst  point;  hence  to  begin  to  improve,  or  to 
  {To  turn  the  die}  or  {dice},  to  change  fortune. 
  {To  turn  the  edge}  or  {point  of},  to  bend  over  the  edge  or 
  point  of  so  as  to  make  dull;  to  blunt. 
  {To  turn  the  head}  or  {brain  of},  to  make  giddy,  wild, 
  insane,  or  the  like  to  infatuate;  to  overthrow  the  reason 
  or  judgment  of  as  a  little  success  turned  his  head. 
  {To  turn  the  scale}  or  {balance},  to  change  the 
  preponderance;  to  decide  or  determine  something  doubtful. 
  {To  turn  the  stomach  of},  to  nauseate;  to  sicken. 
  {To  turn  the  tables},  to  reverse  the  chances  or  conditions  of 
  success  or  superiority;  to  give  the  advantage  to  the 
  person  or  side  previously  at  a  disadvantage. 
  {To  turn  tippet},  to  make  a  change.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
  {To  turn  to}  {profit,  advantage},  etc.,  to  make  profitable  or 
  {To  turn  up}. 
  a  To  turn  so  as  to  bring  the  bottom  side  on  top  as  to 
  turn  up  the  trump. 
  b  To  bring  from  beneath  to  the  surface,  as  in  plowing, 
  digging,  etc 
  c  To  give  an  upward  curve  to  to  tilt;  as  to  turn  up 
  the  nose. 
  {To  turn  upon},  to  retort;  to  throw  back  as  to  turn  the 
  arguments  of  an  opponent  upon  himself. 
  {To  turn  upside  down},  to  confuse  by  putting  things  awry;  to 
  throw  into  disorder. 
  This  house  is  turned  upside  down  since  Robin  Ostler 
  died.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  most  common  medium  of  exchange;  functions  as  legal 
  tender;  "we  tried  to  collect  the  money  he  owed  us" 
  2:  wealth  reckoned  in  terms  of  money:  "all  his  money  is  in  real 
  3:  the  official  currency  issued  by  a  government  or  national 
  bank;  "he  changed  his  money  into  francs" 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Of  uncoined  money  the  first  notice  we  have  is  in  the  history  of 
  Abraham  (Gen.  13:2;  20:16;  24:35).  Next  this  word  is  used  in 
  connection  with  the  purchase  of  the  cave  of  Machpelah  (23:16), 
  and  again  in  connection  with  Jacob's  purchase  of  a  field  at 
  Shalem  (Gen.  33:18,  19)  for  "an  hundred  pieces  of  money"=an 
  hundred  Hebrew  kesitahs  (q.v.),  i.e.,  probably  pieces  of  money, 
  as  is  supposed,  bearing  the  figure  of  a  lamb. 
  The  history  of  Joseph  affords  evidence  of  the  constant  use  of 
  money,  silver  of  a  fixed  weight.  This  appears  also  in  all  the 
  subsequent  history  of  the  Jewish  people,  in  all  their  internal 
  as  well  as  foreign  transactions.  There  were  in  common  use  in 
  trade  silver  pieces  of  a  definite  weight,  shekels,  half-shekels, 
  and  quarter-shekels.  But  these  were  not  properly  coins,  which 
  are  pieces  of  metal  authoritatively  issued,  and  bearing  a  stamp. 
  Of  the  use  of  coined  money  we  have  no  early  notice  among  the 
  Hebrews.  The  first  mentioned  is  of  Persian  coinage,  the  daric 
  (Ezra  2:69;  Neh.  7:70)  and  the  'adarkon  (Ezra  8:27).  The  daric 
  (q.v.)  was  a  gold  piece  current  in  Palestine  in  the  time  of 
  Cyrus.  As  long  as  the  Jews,  after  the  Exile,  lived  under  Persian 
  rule  they  used  Persian  coins.  These  gave  place  to  Greek  coins 
  when  Palestine  came  under  the  dominion  of  the  Greeks  (B.C.  331), 
  the  coins  consisting  of  gold,  silver,  and  copper  pieces.  The 
  usual  gold  pieces  were  staters  (q.v.),  and  the  silver  coins 
  tetradrachms  and  drachms. 
  In  the  year  B.C.  140,  Antiochus  VII.  gave  permission  to  Simon 
  the  Maccabee  to  coin  Jewish  money.  Shekels  (q.v.)  were  then 
  coined  bearing  the  figure  of  the  almond  rod  and  the  pot  of 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  MONEY,  n.  A  blessing  that  is  of  no  advantage  to  us  excepting  when  we 
  part  with  it  An  evidence  of  culture  and  a  passport  to  polite 
  society.  Supportable  property. 

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