n. 100 dinars equal 1 rial [syn: Iranian dinar]
the basic unit of money in Yugoslavia [syn: Yugoslavian dinar]
the basic unit of money in Tunisia [syn: Tunisian dinar]
the basic unit of money in Libya [syn: Libyan dinar]
the basic unit of money in Kuwait; equal 1,000 fils [syn: Kuwaiti dinar]
the basic unit of money in Jordan; equal to 1,000 fils [syn: Jordanian dinar]
the basic unit of money in Iraq; equal to 1,000 fils [syn: Iraqi dinar]
the basic unit of money in Bahrain; equal to 1,000 fils [syn: Bahrain dinar]
the basic unit of money in Algeria [syn: Algerian dinar]
The dinar or denar is a main currency unit in modern circulation in nine mostly- Islamic countries, and has historic use in several more.
Dinar can refer to:
- Dinar, currency, name of the following:
- Dinar Líneas Aéreas, Argentinian airlines
- Dinar (District), Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
- The MIC Dinar is a Sudanese, license-produced variant of the HK G3 rifle.
- Kani Dinar, Iran
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dinar \Di"nar\ (d[imac]"n[~e]r or d[-e]*n[aum]r"), n. [Ar. d[imac]n[=a]r, from Gr. dhna`rion, fr. L. denarius. See Denier.]
A petty money of accounts of Persia; 100 dinars consituted a rial.
An ancient gold coin of the East, issued by various Islamic countries.
the unit of currency of Yugoslavia. One dinar equals 100 paras. Abbreviated Din.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 Name of official currency of several countries, including Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Serbia and Tunisia. 2 A coin or note worth one dinar.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Middle Eastern unit of currency, 1630s, from Arabic dinar, from late Greek denarion, from Latin denarius (see denarius).
Usage examples of "dinar".
Iraq officially uncoupled the dinar from the pound sterling as a gesture of independence in 1959, but the dinar remained at parity with the pound until the British unit of currency was again devalued in 1967.
Here he was, an insignificant clerk, being flattered by the representative of a great German company and promised twenty thousand dinar, as much as he ordinarily earned in six months, for doing precisely nothing.
If the Dresden company secured the order he would be twenty thousand dinar in pocket without having compromised himself in any way.
The next moment a thick wad of thousand dinar notes fell from his breast pocket on to the table.
If he should happen to lose a few dinar, Alessandro would take a cheque or a note.
Two hundred and fifty dinar was the minimum stake, and not even the possession of thirty thousand could overcome their consciousness of the value in terms of food and rent of two hundred and fifty.
The balance of the money he spent, with a flourish, on five hundred dinar chips.
He had lost thirty-eight thousand dinar more than he had in the world when, white and sweating, he decided to stop.
They could probably be persuaded to pay as much as fifty thousand dinar for this information if they could rely upon its being accurate.
I thought he would wait until he had had from me the forty thousand dinar due to him before he tried to take the photograph as well.
When he was arrested late the following day he still had the fifty thousand dinar in his pocket.
When they met that night Bulic had nearly thirty-five thousand dinar in his pocket.
Because of my station and the irregular nature of my employment, I have always had to be careful with the occasional dinar that might come my way.
Sinbad may be terrible at holding on to a dinar, but there is no one that is his equal at buying and selling.
Domestic confidence in the regime dipped even further, and the dinar slid lower.