coin

coin
coin1 [ kɔın ] noun **
count a flat round piece of metal with special designs on it, used as money. A piece of money made from paper is called a bill.
a. uncount money in the form of coins
flip/toss a coin
to throw a coin in the air to decide between two choices, depending on which side of the coin is on top when it lands
the other side of the coin
a different aspect of a situation
two sides of the same coin
two different aspects of the same situation
coin
coin 2 [ kɔın ] verb transitive
1. ) to use a word or phrase that no one has used before
2. ) to make coins from metal
be coining it (in) BRITISH INFORMAL
to be earning a lot of money
to coin a phrase SPOKEN
used when you realize that something you have said is a very well-known phrase or expression

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • coin — coin …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • coin — [ kwɛ̃ ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. cuneus 1 ♦ Instrument de forme prismatique (en bois, en métal) utilisé pour fendre des matériaux, serrer et assujettir certaines choses. ⇒ 2. cale, patarasse. Assujettir avec des coins (⇒ coinçage, coincement) . Ôter… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Coín — es un pueblo de la provincia de Málaga (España), de unos 20.000 habitantes, tuvo resonancia en los medios por el asesinato de Sonia Carabantes en 2003. COÍN PUEBLO DE LA PROVINCIA DE MÁLAGA Coín es un pueblo de provincia de Málaga, fué fundado… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coin — coin·age; coin; coin·er; coin·tise; Coin·treau; re·coin; …   English syllables

  • coin it — coin money or coin it To make a lot of money rapidly • • • Main Entry: ↑coin * * * coin it (or coin money) Brit informal : to earn a lot of money quickly or easily They are really coining it/money with their new CD. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • coin — [koin] n. [ME < OFr coin, coigne, a wedge, stamp, corner < L cuneus, a wedge < IE base * kū , pointed > OIr cuil, L culex, gnat, Avestan sū kā, needle] 1. archaic var. of QUOIN 2. a) a usually round piece of metal with a distinctive… …   English World dictionary

  • Coín — Données générales Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

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