Rix-dollar Rix"-dol`lar, n. [Sw. riksdaler, or Dan. rigsdaler, or D. rijksdaalder, or G. reichsthaler, literally, dollar of the empire or realm, fr. words akin to E. rich, and dollar. See {Rich}, {Dollar}.] A name given to several different silver coins of Denmark, Holland, Sweden,, NOrway, etc., varying in value from about 30 cents to $1.10; also, a British coin worth about 36 cents, used in Ceylon and at the Cape of Good Hope. See {Rigsdaler}, {Riksdaler}, and {Rixdaler}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Most of these pieces are now no longer coined, but some remain in circulation. [1913 Webster]

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  • rix-dollar — [riks′däl΄ər] n. [< obs. Du rijcksdaler, lit., dollar of the realm < rijck, realm (akin to Ger reich) + daler: see DOLLAR] any of several old silver coins of Germany, the Netherlands, or Scandinavia …   English World dictionary

  • rix-dollar — noun /ˈɹɪksˌdɒlə/ a) A silver coin and money of account in use from the late 16 to the mid 19 centuries in the European Teutonic countries and their imperial trading networks.<ref name= OED ref >The Oxford English Dictionary… …   Wiktionary

  • rix-dollar — noun Etymology: part translation of obsolete Dutch rijksdaler 1. : any of various old dollar coins of Germany, the Netherlands, or Scandinavia : reichstaler, rigsdaler, riksdaler, rijksdaalder 2. : any of severa …   Useful english dictionary

  • rix-dollar — /riks dol euhr/, n. any of various silver coins, as the Danish rigsdaler, the Dutch rijksdaalder, or the German reichsthaler, of about equal value. [1590 1600; partial trans. of obs. D rijksdaler (cf. RIJKSDAALDER); c. G Reichstaler REICHSTHALER …   Universalium

  • rix-dol|lar — «RIHKS DOL uhr», noun. any one of various silver coins, as of the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany, now mostly out of use, which were worth about a dollar. ╂[< earlier Dutch rijcksdaler (in Dutch, rijksdaalder), (literally) imperial dollar.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rich-dollar — obs. form of rix dollar …   Useful english dictionary

  • RD — abbr. 1 refer to drawer. 2 (in the UK) Royal Naval Reserve Decoration. * * * abbreviation 1. reaction of degeneration 2. refer to drawer 3. regional director 4. right defense 5. often not capitalized rix dollar …   Useful english dictionary

  • rijksdaalder — ˈrīksˌdäl(d)ə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Dutch, alteration of rijksdaler, from rijk kingdom, realm (from Middle Dutch rike, rijc) + daler taler; akin to Old High German rīhhi kingdom, realm more at …   Useful english dictionary

  • riks|daal|der — «RYKS DAHL duhr; informal RYKS DAH luhr», noun. = rix dollar. (Cf. ↑rix dollar) ╂[< Dutch rijksdaalder (literally) imperial dollar. Compare etym. under dollar. (Cf. ↑dollar)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Danish rigsdaler — The rigsdaler (sometimes referred to as rix dollar [1]) was the name of several currencies used in Denmark until 1873. The similarly named Reichsthaler, riksdaler and rijksdaalder were used in Germany and Austria Hungary, Sweden and the… …   Wikipedia

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