coin
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French coing wedge, corner, from Latin cuneus wedge Date: 14th century 1. archaic a. corner, cornerstone, quoin b. wedge 2. a. a usually flat piece of metal issued by governmental authority as money b. metal money c. something resembling a coin especially in shape 3. something used as if it were money (as in verbal or intellectual exchange) <
perhaps wisecracks…are respectable literary coin in the United States — Times Literary Supplement
>
<
would repay him with the full coin of his mind — Ian Fleming
>
4. something having two different and usually opposing sides — usually used in the phrase the other side of the coin 5. money <
I'm in it for the coin — Sinclair Lewis
>
II. transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. a. to make (a coin) especially by stamping ; mint b. to convert (metal) into coins 2. create, invent <
coin a phrase
>
coiner noun III. adjective Date: circa 1566 1. of or relating to coins 2. operated by coins

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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