Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 800 (Money)

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#800. Money.-- N. money, legal tender; money matters, money market; finance; accounts &c. 811; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets &c.(property) 780; wealth &c. 803; supplies, ways and means, wherewithal, sinews of war, almighty dollar, needful, cash; mammon.

[colloquial terms for money] dough, cabbage.

money-like instruments, M1, M2.

sum, amount; balance, balance sheet; sum total; proceeds &c.(receipts) 810.

currency, circulating medium, specie, coin, piece[Fr], hard cash, cold cash; dollar, sterling coin; pounds shillings and pence; Ls.d.; pocket, breeches pocket, purse; money in hand, cash at hand; ready money, ready cash; ; slug [U.S.], wad* wad of bills[U.S.], wad of money, thick wad of bills, roll of dough[coll]; rhino|!, blunt|!, dust|!, mopus|!, tin|!, salt|!, chink|!; argent comptant[Lat]; bottom dollar, buzzard dollar|!; checks, dibs*[obs].

[specific types of currency] double eagle, eagle; Federal currency, fractional currency, postal currency; Federal Reserve Note, United States Note, silver certificate [obsolete], gold certificate [obsolete]; long bit, short bit [U.S.]; moss, nickel, pile*, pin money, quarter [U.S.], red cent, roanoke[obs], rock*; seawan[obs], seawant[obs]; thousand dollars, grand[coll.].

[types of paper currency, U.S.] single, one-dollar bill; two-dollar bill; five-dollar bill, fiver[coll.], fin [coll.], Lincoln; ten-dollar bill, sawbuck; twenty-dollar bill, Jackson, double sawbuck; fifty-dollar bill; hundred-dollar bill, C-note.

[types of U.S. coins: list] penny, cent, Lincoln cent, indian head penny, copper[1700 -1900]; two-cent piece three-cent piece [Fr][obsolete][obsolete], half-dime[obsolete], nickel, buffalo nickel, V nickel [obsolete], dime, disme|!, mercury dime[obsolete], quarter, two bits, half dollar, dollar, silver dollar, Eisenhower dollar, Susan B. Anthony dollar[obs].

precious metals, gold, silver, copper, bullion, ingot, nugget.

petty cash, pocket money, change, small change, small coin, doit[obs], stiver[obs], rap, mite, farthing, sou, penny, shilling, tester, groat, guinea; rouleau[obs]; wampum; good sum, round sum, lump sum; power of money, plum, lac of rupees.

major coin, crown; minor coin.

monetarist, monetary theory.

[Science of coins] numismatics, chrysology[obs].

[coin scholar or collector] numismatist.

paper money, greenback; major denomination, minor denomination; money order, postal money order, Post Office order; bank note; bond; bill, bill of exchange; order, warrant, coupon, debenture, exchequer bill, assignat[obs]; blueback [obs][U.S.], hundi[obs], shinplaster* [U.S.].

note, note of hand; promissory note, I O U; draft, check, cheque, back-dated check; negotiable order of withdrawal, NOW.

remittance &c.(payment) 807; credit &c.805; liability &c.806.

drawer, drawee[obs]; obligor[obs], obligee[obs]; moneyer[obs], coiner.

false money, bad money; base coin, flash note, slip|, kite*; fancy stocks; Bank of Elegance.

argumentum ad crumenam[Lat].

letter of credit.

circulation, multiplier effect.

[variation in the value of currency] inflation, double-digit inflation, hyperinflation, erosion of the currency, debasement of the currency; deflation; stagflation.

[relative value of two currencies] exchange rate, rate of exchange, floating exchange rates, fixed rates.

[place to exchange currencies] currency counter, currency exchange, bureau de change [French].

gold-backed currency, gold standard, silver standard.

bank account, savings account, checking account, money market account, NOW account, time deposit, deposit, demand deposit, super NOW account; certificate of deposit, CD.

[money symbols] $, U.S. $, A$.

[authorities controlling currency, U.S] Federal Reserve Bank, central bank; Federal Reserve Board, board of governors of the Federal Reserve; Treasury Department; Secret Service.

[place where money is manufactured] mint, bureau of engraving.

[government profit in manufacturing money] seigniorage.

[false money] counterfeit, funny money, bogus money, (see falsehood) 545.

[cost of money] interest, interest rate, discount rate.

V. amount to, come to, mount up to; touch the pocket; draw, draw upon; indorse &c. (security) 771; issue, utter; discount &c. 813; back; demonetize, remonetize; fiscalize[obs], monetize.

circulate, be in circulation; be out of circulation.

[manufacture currency] mint[coins], coin; print[paper currency].

[vary the value of money] inflate, deflate; debase; devalue, revalue.

[vary the amount of money] circulate, put in circulation; withdraw from circulation.

[change the type of currency] exchange currencies, change money.

charge interest; pay interest; lose interest.

Adj. monetary, pecuniary, crumenal|, fiscal, financial, sumptuary, numismatic, numismatical[obs]; sterling; nummary[obs].

Phr. barbarus ipse placet dummodo sit dives [Lat][Ovid]; "but the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that honor feels" [Tennyson]; Gelt regiert die Welt [German: money rules the world], money makes the world go round; nervos belli pecuniam infinitam [Lat][Cicero]; redet Geld so schweigt die Welt [German]; " money is the mother's milk of politics" [Tip O'Neill]; money is the root of all evil; money isn't everything; "as phony as a three-dollar bill"; "don't take any wooden nickels".