Cash

The value of assets that can be converted into cash immediately, as reported by a company. Usually includes bank accounts and marketable securities, such as government bonds and Banker's Acceptances. Cash equivalents on balance sheets include securities ( e.g., notes) that mature within 90 days. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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I. cash cash 1 [kæʆ] noun [uncountable] FINANCE
1. money in the form of notes and coins, rather than cheques, credit cards etc:

• I'm bringing $400 in traveller's cheques and $100 in cash.

• All deals are done in hard cash or by bank transfer.

— see also e-cash
ˌpetty ˈcash
a small amount of cash that is kept in an office for making small payments:

• In a small office, items like stationery and coffee are usually paid for out of the petty cash.

2. pay cash to pay for something immediately with money or a cheque, rather than at a later time:

• Are you paying cash or do you have an account?

3. money rather than shares, bonds etc:

• Instead of paying cash for their bonds, they can offer bondholders common shares.

• The real debt crisis won't come until next year, when it must start paying cash instead of paper to some debt holders.

— see also documents against cash
4. money that is immediately available, for example in bank accounts or in the form of shares etc that can be easily sold:

• The company has $1 billion in ready cash and the ability to borrow much more.

ˈvault cash
FINANCE another name for reserves:

• $2 billion came from the sale of assets, and $3 billion from surplus vault cash.

  [m0] II. cash cash 2 verb
BANKING cash a cheque/​postal order/​draft etc to exchange a cheque etc for cash:

• Can you cash my traveller's cheques here?

cash in phrasal verb
1. [intransitive] to profit from a situation, sometimes in a way that other people may consider wrong or unfair:
cash in on

• Counterfeiters are trying to cash in on the huge demand for Levi jeans.

2. [transitive] cash something → in FINANCE to exchange an investment for cash:

• A cut in Spanish interest rates caused him to cash in his Spanish government bonds.

• Computer-related shares, which have been strong performers lately, fell as investors cashed in gains (= to receive their profits ) .

3. cash in your chips informal FINANCE to sell all your investment in something
cash out phrasal verb [intransitive] FINANCE
to sell an investment:
cash out of

• The fund doubled its money when it cashed out of Louisiana Gas.

cash up also cash out phrasal verb [intransitive] COMMERCE
to add up and check the amount of money earned in a shop in a day

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   Collective term for ready money (coins and banknotes) at the bank and in hand, together with short-term deposits and other liquid assets.

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cash UK US /kæʃ/ noun [U]
MONEY money in the form of notes and coins, rather than cheques, bank cards, etc.: in cash »

Many tradespeople prefer to be paid in cash.

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How would you like to pay, card or cash?

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We were forced to pay cash since the card machine was not working.

take/accept cash »

Be warned: most gas stations in the area take cash only.

FINANCE money rather than shares, bonds, etc.: »

The buying company will offer cash or shares in their company in return for shares in the company it wants to buy.

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The account has the ability to hold cash and investments.

MONEY, FINANCE money in general, especially money that is available to use immediately: »

I'm a bit short of cash at the moment.

raise/get/have cash »

A rights issue is an occasion when a company issues new shares to raise cash.

need/spend/save cash »

Do you need cash for a business idea?

See also ALL-CASH(Cf. all-cash), BULK CASH(Cf. ↑bulk cash), DIGITAL CASH(Cf. ↑digital cash), E-CASH(Cf. ↑e-cash), HARD CASH(Cf. ↑hard cash), NON-CASH(Cf. ↑non-cash), PETTY CASH(Cf. ↑petty cash), READY CASH/MONEY(Cf. ↑ready cash/money), VAULT CASH(Cf. ↑vault cash)
See Note MONEY(Cf. ↑money)
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cash UK US /kæʃ/ verb, T
to exchange something for cash: »

cash a cheque/paycheck/traveller's cheque

cash a bond/voucher »

There are some tax aspects to consider when you cash the bond.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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