Wordlist: Money basics - List 1

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money
 
hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins; a generally accepted means of exchange and measure of value
 
pocket money
 
a small sum of money given to a child, by a parent or guardian
 
purse
 
a small bag for carrying money
 
wallet
 
a small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.
 
buy
 
to obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods
 
pay
 
to give money in exchange for goods or services
 
spend
 
to consume, to exhaust money for something
 
lend money to
 
 
afford
 
to buy something without loss or too great injury
 
borrow money from
 
 
coin
 
a piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, used as payment
 
note
 
a piece of paper money
 
currency
 
money or another item used to facilitate transactions; coins and banknotes, which comprise the physical aspects of a nation's money supply
 
 
  • money
    • money[ˈmʌni](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins; a generally accepted means of exchange and measure of value
    • Example:
      • Before colonial times cowry shells imported from Mauritius were used as money in Western Africa.
  • pocket money
    • pocket money(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a small sum of money given to a child, by a parent or guardian
    • Example:
      • His parents gave him a two dollars pocket money each week.
      • Synonym(s):
        allowance
  • purse
    • purse, purses[pɜː(ɹ)s](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a small bag for carrying money
    • Example:
      • She always carried her brown purse with her.
      • Synonym(s):
        pocketbook
  • wallet
    • wallet, wallets['wɒlɪt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.
    • Example:
      • He couldn't find his wallet when he was at the cashier.
      • Synonym(s):
        billfold
    • buy, bought, bought[baɪ](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods
    • Example:
      • I bought a new car.
      • Synonym(s):
        purchase
      • Antonym(s):
        sell, vend
      • Homophone(s):
        bi, bye, by
  • pay
    • pay[peɪ](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to give money in exchange for goods or services
    • Example:
      • He paid him to clean the place.
    • spend, spent, spent[spɛnd](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to consume, to exhaust money for something
    • Example:
      • I spend a lot of money on coffee each day.
    • lend money to(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • My parents lent money to me, so I could buy a new car.
    • afford[ʌˈfoɹd](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to buy something without loss or too great injury
    • Example:
      • We can only afford to buy a small car at the moment.
    • borrow money from(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • My friend borrowed money from me and never gave it back.
  • coin
    • coin, coins[kɔɪn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, used as payment
    • Example:
      • The coins were of differing origin and size - doubloons, and louis d'ors, and guineas, and pieces of eight...
  • note
    • note, notes[nəʊt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a piece of paper money
    • Example:
      • I didn't have any coins to pay with, so I used a note.
      • Synonym(s):
        bill (AE)
    • currency, currencies[ˈkɝ.ən.si](noun)
    • Definition:
      • money or another item used to facilitate transactions; coins and banknotes, which comprise the physical aspects of a nation's money supply
    • Example:
      • Several countries use the same currency (e.g., the Euro).
 

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        lend money to
        spend
        to consume, to exhaust money for something
        pay
        to give money in exchange for goods or services
        afford
        to buy something without loss or too great injury
        coin
        a piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, used as payment
        buy
        to obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods
        money
        hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins; a generally accepted means of exchange and measure of value
        pocket money
        a small sum of money given to a child, by a parent or guardian
        purse
        a small bag for carrying money
        wallet
        a small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.
        note
        a piece of paper money
        currency
        money or another item used to facilitate transactions; coins and banknotes, which comprise the physical aspects of a nation's money supply
        borrow money from
         
         
         

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        pocket money
        a small sum of money given to a child, by a parent or guardian
        pay
        to give money in exchange for goods or services
        purse
        a small bag for carrying money
        coin
        a piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, used as payment
        note
        a piece of paper money
        money
        hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins; a generally accepted means of exchange and measure of value
        wallet
        a small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.
         
         
         
         

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