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English noun: dollar

1. dollar (quantity) the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents

Broader (hypernym)monetary unit

Narrower (hyponym)Australian dollar, Bahamian dollar, Barbados dollar, Belize dollar, Bermuda dollar, Brunei dollar, Canadian dollar, Cayman Islands dollar, Dominican dollar, Fiji dollar, Grenada dollar, Guyana dollar, Hong Kong dollar, Jamaican dollar, Kiribati dollar, Liberian dollar, loonie, New Zealand dollar, Singapore dollar, Taiwan dollar, Trinidad and Tobago dollar, Tuvalu dollar, United States dollar, Zimbabwean dollar

Part holonymcent

2. dollar (possession) a piece of paper money worth one dollar

Synonymsbuck, clam, dollar bill, one dollar bill

Broader (hypernym)bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, bill, Federal Reserve note, government note, greenback, note

Domain regionAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

3. dollar (possession) a United States coin worth one dollar

SamplesThe dollar coin has never been popular in the United States.

Broader (hypernym)coin

Narrower (hyponym)cartwheel, silver dollar, Susan B Anthony dollar

4. dollar (communication) a symbol of commercialism or greed

SamplesHe worships the almighty dollar.
The dollar sign means little to him.

Synonymsdollar mark, dollar sign

Broader (hypernym)symbol

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