Definition of Piaster

1. Noun. A fractional monetary unit in Egypt and Lebanon and Sudan and Syria.




2. Noun. 100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey.
Exact synonyms: Kurus, Piastre
Generic synonyms: Turkish Monetary Unit
Group relationships: Lira, Turkish Lira
Terms within: Asper

Definition of Piaster

1. n. A silver coin of Spain and various other countries. See Peso. The Spanish piaster (commonly called peso, or peso duro) is of about the value of the American dollar. The Italian piaster, or scudo, was worth from 80 to 100 cents. The Turkish and Egyptian piasters are now worth about four and a half cents.

Definition of Piaster

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of piastre) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piaster

1. a monetary unit of several Arab countries [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piaster

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piapec
piarachnoid
piarist
piarists
pias
piasaba
piasabas
piasava
piasavas
piaster (current term)
piasters
piastre
piastres
piation
piazza
piazzalike
piazzas
piazze
piazzian
pibal
pibals
pibble
pibbles
pibcorn

Literary usage of Piaster

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The feast called "Saint-Sacrement du Miracle" was for centuries solemnly celebrated at Douai where, from piaster Tuesday, 14 April, 1254, until the time of ..."

2. Reflections on the Commerce of the Mediterranean by John Jackson (1804)
"... make 1 piaster, 31 Piastres .... 1 Sequin. All sorts of Spanish money is current in Algiers. ..."

3. Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists and Artists of Foreign Origin by Laurence Binyon (1900)
"Sir William Molesworth offers a copy of'The Westminster Review'us a piaster. Wellington looks on, 1. Lithographed with additional figures, ..."

4. Remarks on Forest Scenery, and Other Woodland Views by William Gilpin (1834)
"piaster keepers seem to have considered their appointments rather as marks of distinction than as offices of responsibility or business. ..."

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