dollar

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See also: Dollar and dollár

English[edit]

A one-dollar note (US), front and back.

Etymology[edit]

Attested since about 1500, from early Dutch daler, daalder, from German Taler, Thaler (dollar), from Sankt Joachimsthaler, coins minted in the Saint Joachim valley (Tal is German for "valley").

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Noun[edit]

dollar (plural dollars)

  1. Official designation for currency in some parts of the world, including Canada, Australia, the United States, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. Its symbol is $.
  2. (by extension) Money generally.
    • Marcella Ridlen Ray, Changing and Unchanging Face of United States Civil Society
      Television, a favored source of news and information, pulls the largest share of advertising monies. In 1935, newspapers received 45 percent of the advertising dollar, magazines 8 percent, and radio 7 percent.
  3. Colloquially in the United Kingdom, a quarter of a pound or one crown, historically minted as a coin of approximately the same size and composition as a then-contemporary dollar coin of the United States, and worth slightly more.
    • 1990 October 28, Paul Simon, “Born at the Right Time”, The Rhythm of the Saints, Warner Bros.
      We like to go down to restaurant row / Spend those euro-dollars / All the way from Washington to Tokyo
    • 2013 June 1, “Towards the end of poverty”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 11: 
      But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines, measured in 2005 dollars and adjusted for differences in purchasing power): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.
  4. (attributive, historical) Imported from the United States, and paid for in U.S. dollars. (Note: distinguish "dollar wheat", North American farmers' slogan, meaning a market price of one dollar per bushel.)
    • 1952 Brigadier Sir Harry Mackeson, House of Commons, London; Hansard vol 504 col 271, 22 July 1952:
      The restricted purchase of dollar tobacco will, we hope, have the effect of increasing the imports of Turkish and Grecian tobacco
    • 1956 The Spectator Vol.197 p.342:
      For there are two luxury imports that lead all the others : dollar films and dollar tobacco.

Coordinate terms[edit]

afghani, ariary, baht, balboa, birr, bitcoin, bolivar, boliviano, cedi, colon, cordoba, dalasi, dinar, dirham, dobra, dogecoin, dong, dram, escudo, euro, florin, forint, franc, gourde, guarani, guilder, hryvnia, kina, kip, koruna, krona/kronor/krone, kuna, kwacha, kwanza, kyat, lari, lek, lempira, leone, leu, lev, lilangeni, lira, litas, Litecoin, manat, mark, metical, naira, nakfa, ngultrum, ouguiya, paʻanga, pataca, peso, pound, pula, quetzal, rand, rial, rial/riyal, riel, ringgit, ruble, rufiyaa, rupee, rupiah, scudo, shekel, shilling, sol, som, somoni, sterling, taka, tala, tenge, togrog, vatu, won, yen, yuan, zloty

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English dollar, from early Dutch daler, daalder.

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dollar m (plural dollars, diminutive dollartje n)

  1. dollar

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French[edit]

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dollar m (plural dollars)

  1. dollar

Swedish[edit]

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dollar c

  1. dollar

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