dollar sign
noun Date: 1881 a mark $ placed before a number to indicate that it stands for dollars — called also dollar mark

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dollar sign — ☆ dollar sign n. a symbol ($) for dollar or dollars …   English World dictionary

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  • dollar sign — noun 1. a symbol of commercialism or greed (Freq. 1) he worships the almighty dollar the dollar sign means little to him • Syn: ↑dollar, ↑dollar mark • Hypernyms: ↑symbol 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • dollar sign — (also dollar mark) noun the sign $, representing a dollar …   English new terms dictionary

  • dollar sign — n. symbol used to signify currencies that are based on the unit of a dollar, $ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dollar sign — An abbreviation ($) for a dollar or dollars. 1 Am J2d Abbr § 9 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • dollar sign — dol′lar sign n. num the symbol $ before a number indicating that the number represents dollars • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

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