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Definition of Coin

Coin

  1. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin.
  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.
  3. That which serves for payment or recompense.
  4. 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.
  5. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.
  6. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
  7. To manufacture counterfeit money.

Coin Quotations

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
John Adams

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Carl Sandburg

We can ask ourselves why we invent God, and then, ten minutes later, we invent Satan - why? Because we need him; there's something fascinating about the other side of the coin.
Mads Mikkelsen

I'm not so sure that people consider homelessness to be as important as, say, the Vietnam War. One should never even try to equate them because, of course, they're tragedies on both sides of the coin.
Graham Nash

Every side of a coin has another side.
Myron Scholes
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Coin Translations

coin in Afrikaans is munt, geldstuk, muntstuk
coin in Dutch is munt, penning, geldstuk
coin in Italian is moneta, zecca
coin in Latin is lamnia lammina lamna
coin in Norwegian is mynt
coin in Portuguese is moeda
coin in Spanish is moneda
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