coin

[[t]kɔ͟ɪn[/t]]
coins, coining, coined
1) N-COUNT A coin is a small piece of metal which is used as money.

...50 pence coins.

...Frederick's gold coin collection.

2) VERB If you coin a word or a phrase, you are the first person to say it.

[V n] Jaron Lanier coined the term `virtual reality' and pioneered its early development...

[V n] The word `lunatic' was coined to describe people who went mad at the full moon.

3) VERB: usu cont (emphasis) If you say that someone is coining it or is coining money, you are emphasizing that they are making a lot of money very quickly, often without really earning it. [INFORMAL]

[V it] Many private colleges are coining it...

[V n] One wine shop is coining money selling Wembley-label champagne.

Coining in means the same as coining.

V it P She's coining it in with a $10 million contract with Revlon.

4) PHRASE You say `to coin a phrase' to show that you realize you are making a pun or using a cliché.

Fifty local musicians have, to coin a phrase, banded together to form the Jazz Umbrella.

5) PHRASE: PHR with cl You use the other side of the coin to mention a different aspect of a situation.

These findings are a reminder that poverty pay is the other side of the coin of falling unemployment.

6) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR If you say that two things are two sides of the same coin, you mean that they are different ways of looking at or dealing with the same situation.

The minister reportedly stressed that economic and political reforms were two sides of the same coin.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Coin — (koin), n. [F. coin, formerly also coing, wedge, stamp, corner, fr. L. cuneus wedge; prob. akin to E. cone, hone. See {Hone}, n., and cf. {Coigne}, {Quoin}, {Cuneiform}.] 1. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See {Coigne}, and {Quoin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coin — Coin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coined} (koind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coining}.] 1. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal. [1913 Webster] 2. To make …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coin — coin·age; coin; coin·er; coin·tise; Coin·treau; re·coin; …   English syllables

  • coin it — coin money or coin it To make a lot of money rapidly • • • Main Entry: ↑coin * * * coin it (or coin money) Brit informal : to earn a lot of money quickly or easily They are really coining it/money with their new CD. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • coin — [koin] n. [ME < OFr coin, coigne, a wedge, stamp, corner < L cuneus, a wedge < IE base * kū , pointed > OIr cuil, L culex, gnat, Avestan sū kā, needle] 1. archaic var. of QUOIN 2. a) a usually round piece of metal with a distinctive… …   English World dictionary

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