Definition of Shilling

1. Noun. The basic unit of money in Uganda; equal to 100 cents.

Exact synonyms: Ugandan Shilling
Generic synonyms: Ugandan Monetary Unit



2. Noun. The basic unit of money in Tanzania; equal to 100 cents.
Exact synonyms: Tanzanian Shilling
Generic synonyms: Tanzanian Monetary Unit

3. Noun. The basic unit of money in Somalia; equal to 100 cents.
Exact synonyms: Somalian Shilling
Generic synonyms: Somalian Monetary Unit

4. Noun. The basic unit of money in Kenya; equal to 100 cents.
Exact synonyms: Kenyan Shilling
Generic synonyms: Kenyan Monetary Unit

5. Noun. A former monetary unit in Great Britain.
Exact synonyms: Bob, British Shilling
Terms within: Cent
Generic synonyms: British Monetary Unit

6. Noun. An English coin worth one twentieth of a pound.
Generic synonyms: Coin

Definition of Shilling

1. n. A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of the United States currency.

Definition of Shilling

1. Noun. A coin formerly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Australia, New Zealand and many other Commonwealth countries. ¹

2. Noun. The currency of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of shill) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shilling

1. a former monetary unit of Great Britain [n -S]

Medical Definition of Shilling

1. 1. A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of the United States currency. 2. In the United States, a denomination of money, differing in value in different States. It is not now legally recognised. Many of the States while colonies had issued bills of credit which had depreciated in different degrees in the different colonies. Thus, in new England currency (used also in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida), after the adoption of the decimal system, the pound in paper money was worth only $3.333, and the shilling 16 cts, or 6s. To $1; in New York currency (also in North Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan), the pound was worth $2.50, and the shilling 12 1/2 cts, or 8s. To $1; in Pennsylvania currency (also in New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland), the pound was worth $2.70, and the shilling 13 1/2 cts, or 7s. 6d. To $1; and in Georgia currency (also in South Carolina), the pound was worth $4.29, and the shilling 21 cts, or 4s 8d. To $1. In many parts of the country . . . The reckoning by shillings and pence is not yet entirely abandoned. 3. The Spanish real, of the value of one eight of a dollar, or 12 cets; formerly so called in new York and some other States. See Note under 2. York shilling. Same as Shilling. Origin: OE. Shilling, schilling, AS. Scilling; akin to D. Schelling, OS. & OHG. Scilling, G. Schilling, Sw. & Dan. Skilling, Icel. Skillingr, Goth. Skilliggs, and perh. To OHG. Scellan to sound, G. Schallen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shilling

shildy
shilf
shilfa
shilingi
shill
shillala
shillalah
shillalahs
shillalas
shilled
shillelagh
shillelaghs
shillelah
shillelahs
shillin'
shilling (current term)
shilling scars
shilling shocker
shilling shockers
shilling sign
shillings
shills
shilly-shallied
shilly-shallies
shilly-shally
shilly-shallying
shilly-shallyings
shilly and shally
shillyshally
shillyshallying

Literary usage of Shilling

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1. The New Era (1874)
"WHAT I DID WITH A shilling. BY WILLIAM GILBERT. ONE foggy evening at the commencement of November, 1871, I was returning hurriedly home, when, ..."

2. History of Manufactures in the United States by Victor Selden Clark (1916)
"Until 1700 the value of the colonial shilling was about stationary and was equal in ... Between 1640 and 1650 the New England shilling was worth 20 cents, ..."

3. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1875)
"The town paid five shillings and sevenpence for coals, one shilling and twopence for a tar-barrel, sixpence for towes, four shillings and tenpence to the ..."

4. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1861)
"One of them was a shilling whist club, which held its meetings at the Devil Tavern, near Temple Bar, a place rendered classic, we are told, by a club held ..."

5. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"Things unattempted yet, in prose or rhyme," A shilling, breeches, and chimeras dire. HAPPY the man, who, void of cares and strife, In silken or in leather ..."

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