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Definition of Penny


  1. Denoting pound weight for one thousand; -- used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds.
  2. An English coin, formerly of copper, now of bronze, the twelfth part of an English shilling in account value, and equal to four farthings, or about two cents; -- usually indicated by the abbreviation d. (the initial of denarius).
  3. Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver.
  4. Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny.
  5. See Denarius.
  6. Worth or costing one penny.

Penny Quotations

Whatever your dream is, every extra penny you have needs to be going to that.
Will Smith

I had spent five years not earning a penny, getting rejected. Thank God I had a husband who was supportive and encouraging. But I still said to myself, 'If the Everleighs doesn't sell, I'm finished with writing forever.' I was going to get an office job.
Karen Abbott

If a great outfit gets you one step closer to feeling good about yourself, then it's worth every penny.
Rachel Roy

The first thing that is not obvious to people is global warming is a less-than-1% effect. It's like being shortchanged at the bank by a penny every dollar. Over a long period of time with lots of transactions, that piles up.
Nathan Myhrvold

It was very much like Norman Rockwell: small town America. We walked to school or rode our bikes, stopped at the penny candy store on the way home from school, skated on the pond.
Dorothy Hamill
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Penny Translations

penny in Dutch is stuiver, penny
penny in French is sou
penny in German is Groschen, Pfennig, Penny
penny in Hungarian is egycentes
penny in Italian is centesimo
penny in Portuguese is moeda de um centavo
penny in Spanish is penique
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