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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

If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny.
Steven Wright

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

Every day, every birthday candle I blow out, every penny I throw over my shoulder in a wishing well, every time my daughter says, 'Let's make a wish on a star,' there's one thing I wish for: wisdom.
Rene Russo

Search engine marketing and search engine optimization are critically important to online businesses. You can spend every penny you have on a website, but it will all be for nothing if nobody knows your site is there.
Marc Ostrofsky

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