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pay in dollars/euros etc
▪ American exporters want to be paid in dollars.
▪ Six out of 10 Labour supporters, and 69 % of voters overall, opposed joining the euro.
▪ In truth there is now little prospect of Britain ever joining the euro.
▪ Experts say that investors pouring into Britain assume that it will join the euro within two years.
▪ By devaluing in preparation for joining the euro at a lower rate, the Government would merely be replicating Lawson s mistakes.
▪ Eighteen months ago 53 % said they were happy to have joined the euro, and only 36 % were dissatisfied.
▪ Tension between the two men over when-or even whether-to join the euro has been mounting since the election.
▪ His company's strategic investment in Britain was based on the country joining the euro by 2006.
▪ Already the euro has regained 8 % against the dollar since it hit a low in October.
▪ Give or take a few cents, one dollar buys one euro buys 100 yen.
▪ His call reflects concern that other currencies could depreciate against the euro, leading to strains among the 15 member states.
▪ However analysts note that revenue from commission rose to 537.4m euros.
▪ Last week saw talk of intervention to underpin the euro, a sure sign that policymakers are starting to be concerned.
▪ Ministers said today, though, there could be no question of either weakening the Maastricht conditions or delaying the euro.
▪ Only Luxembourg has met all the economic conditions for introducing the euro.
▪ This is typically between sterling, dollars and euros.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

name for the basic monetary unit of a pan-European currency, from 1996.


Etymology 1 alt. 1 The currency unit of the . Symbol: '''€''' 2 A coin with a face value of 1 euro. 3 An abbreviation for European in any sense; e.g. "euro size"; "euro style pad". n. 1 The currency unit of the . Symbol: '''€''' 2 A coin with a face value of 1 euro. 3 An abbreviation for European in any sense; e.g. "euro size"; "euro style pad". Etymology 2

n. (taxlink Macropus robustus species noshow=1), a wallaroo (macropod species).


n. the basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union (introduced in 1999); in 2002 twelve European nations (Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Finland) adopted the euro as their basic unit of money and abandoned their traditional currencies

Euro (disambiguation)

Euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of the eurozone.

Euro may also refer to:

  • Euro (rapper) (born 1992), a Dominican-American rapper
  • UEFA European Football Championship
  • European emission standards, acceptable limits for exhaust emissions of new vehicles sold in EU member states
  • Association of European Operational Research Societies
  • A European (informal use), see European ethnic groups
  • Euro, Western Australia, an abandoned town in Western Australia
  • Eastern Wallaroo, also known as the Common Wallaroo, the Hill Wallaroo or the Euro, a large, variable species of kangaroo
  • Italian frigate Euro (F 575)
  • European-American Unity and Rights Organization, EURO, a white nationalist organization in the United States
  • Eurogame, a style of board game gameplay originating from Germany.
  • Eurodance
Euro (rapper)

Eufradis Rodriguez, (born October 27, 1992), better known by his stage name Euro, is a Dominican-American rapper signed to Young Money Entertainment, and was born in the Dominican Republic. Lil Wayne announced that he is the new member of Young Money on his Dedication 5 mixtape. He then appeared on the second Young Money compilation album, Young Money: Rise of an Empire, on three songs, including the first single " We Alright". Euro released an mixtape called July, on July 31, 2014. It was a preview for the mixtape, Don't Expect Nothing that has multiple delays and has no scheduled release date.


The euro ( sign: ; code: EUR) is the official currency of the eurozone, which consists of 19 of the member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. The currency is also officially used by the institutions of the European Union and four other European countries, as well as unilaterally by two others, and is consequently used daily by some 337 million Europeans . Outside of Europe, a number of overseas territories of EU members also use the euro as their currency.

Additionally, 210 million people worldwide use currencies pegged to the euro. The euro is the second largest reserve currency as well as the second most traded currency in the world after the United States dollar. , with more than €995,000,000,000 in circulation, the euro has the highest combined value of banknotes and coins in circulation in the world, having surpassed the U.S. dollar.:
Total EUR currency (coins and banknotes) in circulation 771.5 (banknotes) + 21.032 (coins) =792.53 billion EUR * 1.48 (exchange rate) = 1,080 billion USD
Total USD currency (coins and banknotes) in circulation 859 billion USD

Based on International Monetary Fund estimates of 2008 GDP and purchasing power parity among the various currencies, the eurozone is the second largest economy in the world.

The name euro was officially adopted on 16 December 1995. The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency on 1 January 1999, replacing the former European Currency Unit (ECU) at a ratio of 1:1 (US$1.1743). Physical euro coins and banknotes entered into circulation on 1 January 2002, making it the day-to-day operating currency of its original members, and by May 2002 had completely replaced the former currencies. While the euro dropped subsequently to US$0.8252 within two years (26 October 2000), it has traded above the U.S. dollar since the end of 2002, peaking at US$1.6038 on 18 July 2008. Since late 2009, the euro has been immersed in the European sovereign-debt crisis which has led to the creation of the European Financial Stability Facility as well as other reforms aimed at stabilising the currency. In July 2012, the euro fell below US$1.21 for the first time in two years, following concerns raised over Greek debt and Spain's troubled banking sector. , the euro–dollar exchange rate stands at ~ US$1.1137.

Usage examples of "euro".

Krater grabbed it during the melee at Caffe Atene, had cost sixty euros.

Czech koruna is unhealthily overvalued against the euro thus jeopardizing any export-led recovery.

The task that night, as had been the norm for a number of previous weeks, was to divert tiny amounts of currency away from the data flow of micropayments, fractions of euros for web page access, software updates, pay-for-view teevee, data subscriptions, mainframe processing time, or any one of the other million things you could buy and sell and sample digitally.

The fourth was probably a Chocoes girl while the last two were plainly mestizas of mixed Euro and Indian blood.

Despite enormous resistance when it was first proposed, Euro Disney has become the number one tourist attraction in France, and the largest restaurateur in that country of high cuisine, selling 30 million meals a year.

European winters in living memory, Euro Beasley underperformed with crushing losses, and Mickey Weisinger watched his stock-both personal and professional-plummet.

But the guards on Balti will usually take only five euros per passenger.

Hawkins had put together was money: Chinese, American dollars, plenty of yen, Thai bhat, and a good sum of the ubiquitous euros.

He stopped at his table to leave twenty-three Euros for his own meal, including only a few cents for the tip.

For that they would pay their Euros, and this time it would be enough to make this venture profitable.

Just half a million Euros, used mostly for credit card expenditures, his own and .

But instead of eating, he crossed the ViaVeneto to get a thousand Euros from the cash machine.

He had a hundred Euros, and assumed that would be enough, unless this guy had attended the New York City school of taxi driving.

He thanked the waiter and tipped him two Euros, then read the paper that sat on the wheeled table.

But instead of eating, he crossed the Via Veneto to get a thousand Euros from the cash machine.