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Definition of Penny

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

A penny saved is a penny earned.
Benjamin Franklin

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

It's not just the kid who's spent every penny from his job to upgrade his car to tell the world he cares about sports cars, it's also the person driving around in a fuel-conscious hybrid electric car, because it's more a message to the world than an effective means of saving fuel, to be quite honest.
Richard Hammond

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
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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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