dollar

dollar dol‧lar [ˈdɒlə ǁ ˈdɑːlər] written abbreviation dol. noun [countable]
1. FINANCE the name of the currency unit used in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and some other countries. The symbol for the dollar is $:

• Chewing gum importers face a fine of as much as 10,000 Singapore dollars ( US$6,171).

2. a piece of paper money of this value:

• He gave the guy a dollar.

• dollar bills

3. the dollar FINANCE the value of US money in relation to the money of other countries:

• The yen rose again against the dollar.

4. the almighty dollar the idea that money is more important than any other thing, often used to criticize activities done only for profit:

• responsible executives who put public interest before the almighty dollar

— see also half-dollar

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dollar UK US /ˈdɒlər/ noun [C] (WRITTEN ABBREVIATION dol.)
MONEY a name for the currency used in the US, Australia, Canada, and several other countries: »

Beverage Marketing Corp estimated that the typical half-liter container of bottled water sells for about a dollar.

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Many businesses were hit with a surprise tax bill costing them several thousand dollars.

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Crude oil is priced in dollars.

thousands/millions/billions, etc. of dollars »

Investors lost billions of dollars in the stock market crash.

the dollar — Cf. the dollar
advertising/investment/tax, etc. dollars — Cf. tax dollars
MONEY a piece of paper money or a coin worth one dollar: »

dollar bill.

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dollar coins.

See also HALF-DOLLAR(Cf. ↑half-dollar), TOP DOLLAR(Cf. ↑top dollar)
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dollar UK US /ˈdɒlər/ adjective [before noun]
having a particular value in dollars: »

As growth and profits slow, dollar assets will look less attractive to international investors.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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