(1)   Wealth reckoned in terms of money
"All his money is in real estate"
(2)   The most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
"We tried to collect the money he owed us"
(3)   The official currency issued by a government or national bank
"He changed his money into francs"


From < (French ) < < the name of the temple of Juno Moneta in Rome, where a mint was.


  1. A legally or socially binding conceptual contract of entitlement to wealth, void of intrinsic value, payable for all debts and taxes, and regulated in supply.
  2. A generally accepted means of exchange and measure of value.
    Before colonial times cowry shells imported from Mauritius were used as money in Western Africa.
  3. A currency maintained by a state or other entity which can guarantee its value (such as a monetary union).
  4. Hard cash in the form of banknotes and coins, as opposed to cheques/checks, credit cards, or credit more generally.
  5. The total value of liquid assets available for an individual or other economic unit, such as cash and bank deposits.
  6. Wealth
    He was born with money.
  7. An item of value between two parties used for the exchange of goods or services.
  8. A person who funds an operation.
  9. Of or pertaining to money; monetary.
    money supply, money market