A piece of gold, silver or other metal stamped by authority of the government, in order to determine its value, commonly called money.
- n. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin. 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. That which serves for payment or recompense. Coin 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.
- vb. 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. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
- vb. To manufacture counterfeit money.