Definition of Dollar

1. Noun. The basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents.

2. Noun. A piece of paper money worth one dollar.

3. Noun. A United States coin worth one dollar. "The dollar coin has never been popular in the United States"
Generic synonyms: Coin
Specialized synonyms: Susan B Anthony Dollar, Cartwheel, Silver Dollar

4. Noun. A symbol of commercialism or greed. "The dollar sign means little to him"
Exact synonyms: Dollar Mark, Dollar Sign
Generic synonyms: Symbol

Definition of Dollar

1. n. A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25 grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 412.5 grains.

Definition of Dollar

1. Noun. Official designation for currency in some parts of the world, including Canada, Australia, the United States, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. Its symbol is $. ¹

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Definition of Dollar

1. a monetary unit of the United States [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dollar

1. 1. A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25 grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 412.5 grains. A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22 grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths fine. It is no longer coined. Previous to 1837 the silver dollar had a larger amount of alloy, but only the same amount of silver as now, the total weight being 416 grains. The gold dollar as a distinct coin was first made in 1849. The eagles, half eagles, and quarter eagles coined before 1834 contained 24.75 grains of gold and 2.25 grains of alloy for each dollar. 2. A coin of the same general weight and value, though differing slightly in different countries, current in Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other European countries. 3. The value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the United States in reckoning money values. Chop dollar. See 9th Chop. Dollar fish, a fish of the United States coast (Stromateus triacanthus), having a flat, roundish form and a bright silvery luster; called also butterfish, and Lafayette. See Butterfish. Trade dollar, a silver coin formerly made at the United States mint, intended for export, and not legal tender at home. It contained 378 grains of silver and 42 grains of alloy. Origin: D. Daalder, LG. Dahler, G. Thaler, an abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. E, a piece of money first coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. Thal) of St. Joachim, in Bohemia. See Dale. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dollar

doll's eye sign
doll's eyes
doll's house
doll's houses
doll up
dollar (current term)
dollar bill
dollar day
dollar days
dollar diplomacy
dollar mark
dollar sign
dollar signs
dollar store
dollar stores
dollar volume

Literary usage of Dollar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"... that he asked the holder to discount the note for him at 50 cents on the dollar, and notified him that he would not protect the note further than to the ..."

2. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"The present laws consequently authorize both a gold dollar unit and a silver dollar unit, differing from each other in intrinsic value. ..."

3. Bulletin of the Department of Labor by United States Dept. of Labor (1896)
"The legal weight of the gold dollar was fixed at 25.8 grains, and its fine weight at 23.22 grains. The fineness was, therefore, changed by this act to 0.900 ..."

4. Great Debates in American Hist: From the Debates in the British Parliament by United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament, Marion Mills Miller (1913)
"Suppose you had a piece of paper and the Government said "this is a dollar," would that be good money under your construction ? MR. ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"This purchase price was an advance over the market price of 30 cents on the dollar and the excess payment by each shareholder would equal 82 per cent, ..."

6. Commercial Handbook of China by Julean Arnold (1920)
"The first foreign coin to make its appearance in China was the Spanish or Carolus dollar, issued in Spain during the reign of Charles IV and introduced in ..."

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