Definition of Groat

1. Noun. A former English silver coin worth four pennies.

Exact synonyms: Fourpence
Generic synonyms: Coin



Definition of Groat

1. n. An old English silver coin, equal to four pence.

Definition of Groat

1. Noun. (mostly plural) hulled grain ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) Any of various old coins of England and Scotland. ¹

3. Noun. An historic English silver coin worth four English pennies, still minted as one of the set of Maunday coins. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Groat

1. an old English coin [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Groat

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groEL
groan
groane
groaned
groaner
groaners
groanes
groaneth
groanful
groaning
groaningly
groanings
groans
groanworthy
groat (current term)
groats
grobian
grocer
grocer's
grocer's itch
grocerant
grocerants
groceraunt
groceraunts
groceries
grocers
grocery
grocery bag
grocery boy

Literary usage of Groat

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

1. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"A shove-groat shilling is mentioned in Shakespeare's Second Part of King Henry the Fourth, ... It was also known by the several appellations of slide-groat, ..."

2. Humour, Wit, & Satire of the Seventeenth Century by John Ashton (1883)
"The Tapster lookes upon it: Why, and it please you, Sir, quoth he, this is but a groat. No, Sir, quoth George, I know it is but a groat: but this groat will ..."

3. Humour, Wit, & Satire of the Seventeenth Century by John Ashton (1883)
"George delivered him his groat; the Tapster gave him ten shillings: to the Taverne goe they with the money, and there merrily spend it It fell out, ..."

4. The Works of George Peele by George Peele (1888)
"George delivered him his groat: the tapster gave him ten shillings : to the tavern go they with the money, and there merrily spend it. ..."

5. Minor Poets of the Caroline Period by George Saintsbury (1906)
"1n I'll boldly talk, and do, as sure By pursuivants ne'er to be sought; 'Tis a protection most secure, Not to be worth a groat, boys, Not to be worth a ..."

6. The Dictionary of English History edited by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1896)
"But owing to the ravages of the Black Death, the groat land-owners abandoned cultivation on their own account, and let their laud and stock to ..."

7. Handbook of the Coins of Great Britain and Ireland in the British Museum by Herbert Appold Grueber (1899)
"The penny of this issue is of the same type, and, like the groat, ... It occurs on a groat the type of which varies a little from the above in having on the ..."

8. London by Charles Knight (1842)
"... with its half and quarter; the gold noble, also with its divisions; the groat and the half-groat. The gold florin, intended to pass for six shillings, ..."

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