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English noun: coin

1. coin (possession) a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Broader (hypernym)coinage, metal money, mintage, specie

Narrower (hyponym)bawbee, bezant, bezzant, byzant, cent, centime, change, crown, denier, dime, dollar, double eagle, doubloon, ducat, eagle, eightpence, farthing, fifty-cent piece, fivepence, fourpence, groat, guinea, ha'penny, half crown, half dollar, half eagle, halfpenny, louis d'or, Maundy money, medallion, nickel, ninepence, penny, piece of eight, quarter, real, shilling, sixpence, slug, solidus, sou, stater, tanner, tenpence, threepence, tuppence, twopence

Part holonymhead, obverse, reverse, tail, verso

English verb: coin

1. coin (creation) make up

SamplesCoin phrases or words.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create verbally

Narrower (hyponym)sloganeer

2. coin (creation) form by stamping, punching, or printing

SamplesStrike coins.
Strike a medal.

Synonymsmint, strike

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff

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