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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a stamp/coin/book/glass etc collection
▪ an impressive Roman coin collection
coin a term (=invent it)
▪ Funk coined the term ‘vitamin’ in 1912.
flip of a coin
▪ In the end the decision was made by the flip of a coin.
▪ We flipped a coin to see who would go first.
The toss of a coin
The toss of a coin decided who would go first.
▪ They tossed a coin to decide who would go first.
▪ He had felt them - round swelling lumps the size of gold coins.
▪ Investigators raid a house looking for missing gold coins and platinum bars.
▪ I paid in gold coins and got change in jewels, amethysts in gold mounts.
▪ He sat on the market until it puked gold coins.
▪ The coins are still the most widely traded gold bullion coin on the world's secondary bullion market.
▪ As he is about to bury the gold coins, his imbecile brother Jacob appears, pitchfork in hand.
▪ Sales of gold coins are soaring.
▪ The wizard uncurled his stinging fist and the roll of gold coins slipped between his throbbing fingers.
▪ The Roman coins showed the head and inscription of the Emperor.
▪ Many people spend years detecting without ever finding Roman coins.
▪ Research Please can you identify this Roman coin for me?
▪ I issue a monthly list, with the main emphasis on Roman coins.
▪ In his bedroom he had a collection of Roman coins.
▪ Finds of Roman coins and pottery within the graveyard may indicate a similar relationship.
▪ Coins date: Roman coins unearthed in Malton will go on show at the town's museum from April 18.
▪ This is by far the largest cache of Roman coins to be uncovered in Britain since the eighteenth century.
▪ She opened her hand and looked at the two silver coins.
▪ They also found my comb, a purse with several gold and silver coins, my gun and bullets.
▪ The beady, little eyes softened as Cranston displayed his warrant, a silver coin lying on top of it.
▪ She took two silver coins out of the tin then put it where it could only be found by her.
▪ Coaches of silver spoons, coins and other treasures will be displayed to complement the Civil War exhibition.
▪ Mandeville fished in his purse and brought out a silver coin, rolling it in his fingers.
▪ More silver coins than any of us would find in a lifetime, all into the melting-pot.
▪ Both rely on something lost being found, a sheep in the first parable and a silver coin in the second.
▪ She bought six first-class stamps, took a pound coin from her purse and went into the automatic photo booth.
▪ Cut into four pieces and roll each one to the thickness of a pound coin.
▪ He inserted a pound coin, pushed the button - and nothing emerged.
▪ Nevertheless, one pound coins are still lost at a rate of tens of thousands per year.
▪ George moved to stand on my foot just as Katy discovered a pound coin and Christopher yelled it was his.
▪ And approaching that very machine, his last pound coin clutched in his fist, was Felix Henderson McMurdo.
▪ He had a couple of ten pound coins, barely enough for a cup of tea.
▪ I accept the coin purse, which is warm from her hand.
▪ Mostly we collected coins, but there were an awful lot of them.
▪ The task is to collect coins and to tip up the tortoises and spiders that crawl out of the pipes along the platforms.
▪ He collected up the coins and put them back into his trouser pocket.
▪ The driver counts the coins into his tin.
▪ He took it and laughed as he counted the few coins.
▪ Impressed by their studiousness, we carefully counted out some coins, making sure each boy got the same amount.
▪ The bus stopped at the traffic lights and I could see him counting his £1 coins.
▪ We blunted our fingers counting coins in those days.
▪ To date a coin or an artifact is not the same thing as to date the context in which it is found.
▪ Although dating and attributing coins to mints require different methods, the preliminary step is the same in both cases.
▪ One is that, on the second occasion, you drop the coin on the floor.
▪ We listened, and dropped coins.
▪ She dropped a one-pound coin on the table to pay for the smashed saucer.
▪ Carradine dropped a few coins - ducats, I think - into the puddle and waved the woman away.
▪ If a cure was achieved then patients were permitted to drop gold or silver coins into the sacred spring.
▪ I found some coins and gave them to him, surprised by the formality of his thanks.
▪ In the left-hand pocket he found two tarnished coins of a kind he'd never seen before.
▪ Many people spend years detecting without ever finding Roman coins.
▪ If they found the coins they might put two and two together.
▪ He fished in his pocket until he found a coin.
▪ I went cheerfully through, finding the coins as I went.
▪ More usefully, I found coins and notes on the dressing-table, and pocketed them.
▪ Given those odds, claims Salsburg, one might as well flip a coin.
▪ The customer wanted to flip a coin about paying the price for a photo of his daughter.
▪ If memory serves, we actually went into the hall and flipped a coin.
▪ Eddie DeBartolo and Carmen Policy: Flip a coin.
two sides of the same coin
▪ I used to collect coins when I was a kid.
▪ The word "yuppie" is a coinage of the 1960s which found a new fame in the 1980s.
▪ A couple of coins landed on the frosty road.
▪ At the last moment the U.K. managed to push through an optional exemption of archaeological goods such as coins.
▪ Impressed by their studiousness, we carefully counted out some coins, making sure each boy got the same amount.
▪ The depictions on paper money and coins reinforce national icons and symbols.
▪ The driver counts the coins into his tin.
▪ The range of denominations A second way of looking at coins is to examine the denominations in which they were made.
▪ The extent of the commitment was best seen in the New Look, a term Eisenhower coined to describe his military policy.
▪ In 1965 the term soliton was coined to describe waves with this remarkable behaviour.
▪ They are Luddites well over a century before the term was coined.
▪ He published a book on the subject in 1928 entitled Aromatherapie, thus coining the word which has been used ever since.
▪ In our newfound realisation, we have coined the word holistic to summarise this concept.
▪ Galois, it is usually said, coined the word group at this time and introduced the concept of normal subgroup.
▪ A Polish refugee coined the term "genocide" to describe attempts to kill an entire group of people.
▪ Freed was the disk jockey who coined the term "rock 'n' roll."
▪ The term "black hole" was coined in 1969 by the American scientist John Wheeler.
▪ And the newcomers never stopped coining.
▪ But in later years I heard it called the Perilous Chair, and I think the name was coined after that day.
▪ He was going to have fun if it killed him, to coin a phrase.
▪ I coined it but my good friend Will Shakespeare seized it for himself.
▪ In a school gymnasium full of caucus-goers in Des Moines, Dole inadvertently coined the best phrase of this perplexing campaign.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Coin \Coin\ (koin), n. [F. coin, formerly also coing, wedge, stamp, corner, fr. L. cuneus wedge; prob. akin to E. cone, hone. See Hone, n., and cf. Coigne, Quoin, Cuneiform.]

  1. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin.

  2. A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; -- much used in a collective sense.

    It is alleged that it [a subsidy] exceeded all the current coin of the realm.

  3. That which serves for payment or recompense.

    The loss of present advantage to flesh and blood is repaid in a nobler coin.

    Coin balance. See Illust. of Balance.

    To pay one in his own coin, to return to one the same kind of injury or ill treatment as has been received from him.


Coin \Coin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coined (koind); p. pr. & vb. n. Coining.]

  1. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal.

  2. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.

    Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coined, To soothe his sister and delude her mind.

  3. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.

    Tenants cannot coin rent just at quarter day.


Coin \Coin\, v. i. To manufacture counterfeit money.

They cannot touch me for coining.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "a wedge," from Old French coing (12c.) "a wedge; stamp; piece of money; corner, angle," from Latin cuneus "a wedge." The die for stamping metal was wedge-shaped, and the English word came to mean "thing stamped, a piece of money" by late 14c. (a sense that already had developed in French). Compare quoin, which split off from this word 16c. Modern French coin is "corner, angle, nook." Coins were first struck in western Asia Minor in 7c. B.C.E.; Greek tradition and Herodotus credit the Lydians with being first to make and use coins of silver and gold.


"to coin money," mid-14c., from coin (n.). Related: Coined; coining. To coin a phrase is late 16c. A Middle English word for minter was coin-smiter.


n. 1 A city in Iowa. 2 An unincorporated community in Kentucky.

  1. v. of phrases or words

  2. form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal" [syn: mint, strike]


n. a metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Coin, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 252
Housing Units (2000): 118
Land area (2000): 0.801642 sq. miles (2.076243 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.801642 sq. miles (2.076243 sq. km)
FIPS code: 14970
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 40.656943 N, 95.234142 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 51636
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Coin, IA

COIN may refer to:

  • Collaborative innovation network, innovative teams
  • Counter-insurgency

Coín is a town and municipality in the Province of Málaga, Spain, c. 33 km west of the provincial capital, Málaga, and about 30 km north of Marbella. The town has an official population of 22,000 inhabitants.

Foreigners now make up a substantial proportion of the town's inhabitants and are attracted to Coín because it is only 25 minutes from the beaches of Málaga and Marbella, including the 50 km stretch of coastline in between which includes the popular resorts of Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmádena.

Coin (disambiguation)

A coin is a small, flat, round or shaped piece of metal or plastic that is used as money.

Coin or Coins may also refer to:

Coin (money)
Coin (department store)

Coin (, after the venetian for cohen) is an Italian upmarket department store chain dedicated to the worlds of apparel, home decorations, accessories and beauty. Its headquarters are located in Venezia Mestre.

Coin (surname)

Coin is the surname of the following people

  • Christophe Coin (born 1958), French cellist, viola da gamba player and conductor
  • Julie Coin (born 1982), French tennis player
  • Robert Coin (1901–2007), French sculptor and engraver

Usage examples of "coin".

In spite of all these considerations, I felt a sort of pleasure in accepting for ready cash all the counterfeit coins that she had spread out before me.

His defence was firm, his submission was not inglorious, and the emperor was content with an easy tribute, the demolition of his fortresses, and the acknowledgment, on his coins, of a supreme lord.

Using a tossed coin to make sure she chose the piles randomly, she buried one acorn in the first and the other in the second.

Out front on the green cement lawn a tiptoed Cupid, wings aflutter, squirted from pouty lips an eternal stream of blue-colored water into a marble pool deep in good-luck coins and casino chips.

Pirem handed over a coin before Ager could dig out any coppers from his purse.

Athenian Agora, which housed not only shops and markets but government and law offices, the mint for coining money, and the prison.

Left-handed compliment that it was, Alec returned the grin as he snapped the coin up his sleeve a final time.

The following morning Alec tried the coin catches again but his cold fingers were too stiff.

Satisfied with the contents of the parcel and a second coin, the chief warder turned Alec over to another guard, who led him into the depths of the chilly edifice.

Our alfresco performance was an impromptu affair, since we had no props, but we did well enough with silks and coins and such sketchy materials-as you know, real magicians can work under any circumstances.

Lord King had recently issued a circular-letter to his tenants, that he would no longer receive bank-notes at par, but that his rents must for the future be paid either in English guineas, or in equivalent weight of Portuguese gold coin, or in bank notes amounting to a sum sufficient to purchase such an equivalent weight of gold.

The House declares an ancient interest in the land of Kellarin, by virtue of the investment in goods, coin and people made by Sieur Ancel Den Rannion in the days of Nemith the Last, even up to the cost of his own life.

It was a ceramic disc, an ancient coin exactly like the coin the anchorite had given him.

And he remembered that although he had lost the coin which the anchorite had given him, he had found a replacement.

He already showed the power, in which he was probably unequalled, of coining aphorisms out of commonplace.