What is dollar?

  • (noun): The basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Dollar

The dollar (often represented by the dollar sign $) is the name of the official currency or a banknote of many countries, territories and dependencies, including Australia, Belize, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. Generically, one dollar is equal to 100 cents.

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Nelson Dollar
... Nelson Dollar is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the State's 36th House district ... Dollar's first reelection campaign ... A media and public relations consultant, Dollar has been active with the Boy Scouts, C.L.U.B ...
Dollar, Clackmannanshire - Notable People
... AmlaĆ­b Conung the first Norse king of Dublin was killed in a battle fought at Dollar around 874, when Constantine I was the king of Scotland ... Robert Burns visited Dollar in 1787, staying on the Harviestoun estate ... There he was inspired to write the song "The Banks of Devon" Dollar was the home town of Scottish sinologist James Legge, the translator of The Chinese Classics, who invited Wang Tao to live ...
History Of Canadian Currency - 19th Century - 1873
... unto the gold standard 'de facto', and both the US dollar and the Canadian dollar diverge from their one-to-one parity with the silver Mexican dollar ...
History Of Canadian Currency - 19th Century - 1865
... In 1865, the one-cent, five-cent, ten-cent, twenty-cent and two dollar coins were released ... It was a decimal coinage that represented fractions of the Spanish dollar unit that was used in British Guiana ... The Spanish dollar unit was slightly greater in value than the US dollar unit ...
Million Dollar Corporation
... The Million Dollar Corporation was a heel stable in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from April 1994 to May 1996 and was led and managed by the Million ...

More definitions of "dollar":

  • (noun): A United States coin worth one dollar.
    Example: "The dollar coin has never been popular in the United States"
  • (noun): A symbol of commercialism or greed.
    Example: "He worships the almighty dollar"; "the dollar sign means little to him"
    Synonyms: dollar mark, dollar sign

Famous quotes containing the word dollar:

    I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical terms.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

    Your Dollar is your only Word,
    The wrath of it your only fear.

    “You build it altars tall enough
    To make you see, but your are blind;
    You cannot leave it long enough
    To look before you or behind.
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)

    Give a beggar a dime and he’ll bless you. Give him a dollar and he’ll curse you for witholding the rest of your fortune. Poverty is a bag with a hole at the bottom.
    Anzia Yezierska (c. 1881–1970)