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English noun: money

1. money (possession) the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender

SamplesWe tried to collect the money he owed us.

Broader (hypernym)medium of exchange, monetary system

Narrower (hyponym)appropriation, boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, fund, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, monetary fund, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, shinplaster, simoleons, subsidisation, subsidization, sugar, token money, wampum

Part meronymmoney supply

2. money (possession) wealth reckoned in terms of money

SamplesAll his money is in real estate.

Broader (hypernym)wealth

Narrower (hyponym)big bucks, big money, bundle, megabucks, pile

3. money (possession) the official currency issued by a government or national bank

SamplesHe changed his money into francs.

Broader (hypernym)currency

Narrower (hyponym)sterling

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