"The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money." - Johnny Carson
money - the coins or notes which are used to buy things, or the amount of these that one person has big money - a large amount of money blood money - money paid by a killer as compensation to the next of kin of a murder victim danger money - extra money that is paid to someone because their job is dangerous (in the US hazardous-duty) easy money - money that is easily and sometimes dishonestly earned good money - an amount of money that you think is large hush money - a bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret money-maker - a product or activity which produces a lot of money money-minded - interested in money and good at getting or saving it money supply - the total stock of money in the economy; currency held by the public plus money in accounts in banks old money - a type of money that is no longer used paper money - money in paper form, no coins pin money - cash for day-to-day spending on incidental expenses, pocket money, spending money plastic money - credit cards or debit cards, rather than money in the form of notes, coins or cheques pocket money - money for spending on your own personal things, an amount of money which parents regularly give to their child to spend as they choose protection money - money that criminals take from people in exchange for agreeing not to hurt them or damage their property the smart money - money that is invested by experienced investors who know a lot about what they are doing
Some more expressions containing the word money:
be a licence to print money - If a company or activity is a licence to print money, it causes people to become very rich without having to make any effort be made of money - to be rich in the money - be rich for (one's) money - according to one's opinion, choice, or preference marry money - to marry a rich person have money to burn - to spend a lot of money on things that are not necessary Money doesn't grow on trees. - said to warn someone that they have to be careful how much money they spend, because there is only a limited amount save money for a rainy day - to save money for a time when it might be needed unexpectedly throw your money or cash around - to spend money, especially in an obvious and careless way, on things that are not necessary Time is money. - said to emphasize that you should not waste time, because you could be using it to earn money
Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.
Banknotes (also known as paper money) and coins are the most liquid forms of tangible money and are commonly used for small person-to-person transactions. Today, gold is commonly used as a store of value, but it is not often used as a medium of exchange or a unit of account. But central banks do use gold as a unit of account.
There are also less tangible forms of money, which nevertheless serve the same functions as money. Checks, debit cards and wire transfers are used as means to more easily transfer larger amounts of money between bank accounts. Electronic money is an entirely non-physical currency that is traded and used over the internet.