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Definition of Shilling

Shilling n. means: A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of the United States currency.

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Shilling n. means: A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of the United States currency.

Meaning of Shilling

Shilling (n.) means: A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of the United States currency.

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Twelvepenny (a.): Sold for a shilling; worth or costing a shilling.

Bob (n.): A shilling.

Go (v. t.): To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling.

Twelvepence (n.): A shilling sterling, being about twenty-four cents.

Sixpence (n.): An English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling, or about twelve cents.

Shilling (n.): The Spanish real, of the value of one eight of a dollar, or 12/ cets; -- formerly so called in New York and some other States. See Note under 2.

Shilling (n.): In the United States, a denomination of money, differing in value in different States. It is not now legally recognized.

Apiece (adv.): Each by itself; by the single one; to each; as the share of each; as, these melons cost a shilling apiece.

An (): This word is properly an adjective, but is commonly called the indefinite article. It is used before nouns of the singular number only, and signifies one, or any, but somewhat less emphatically. In such expressions as "twice an hour," "once an age," a shilling an ounce (see 2d A, 2), it has a distributive force, and is equivalent to each, every.

Penny (n.): An English coin, formerly of copper, now of bronze, the twelfth part of an English shilling in account value, and equal to four farthings, or about two cents; -- usually indicated by the abbreviation d. (the initial of denarius).

Shilling (n.): A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of the United States currency.

Danegelt (n.): An annual tax formerly laid on the English nation to buy off the ravages of Danish invaders, or to maintain forces to oppose them. It afterward became a permanent tax, raised by an assessment, at first of one shilling, afterward of two shillings, upon every hide of land throughout the realm.

Mancus (n.): An old Anglo Saxon coin both of gold and silver, and of variously estimated values. The silver mancus was equal to about one shilling of modern English money.

Sterling (a.): Belonging to, or relating to, the standard British money of account, or the British coinage; as, a pound sterling; a shilling sterling; a penny sterling; -- now chiefly applied to the lawful money of England; but sterling cost, sterling value, are used.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Shilling

Meaning of gen

gen means: a shilling (1/-), from the mid 1800s, either based on the word argent, meaning silver (from French and Latin, and used in English heraldry, i.e., coats of arms and shields, to refer to the colour silver), or more likely a shortening of 'generalize', a peculiar supposed backslang of shilling, which in its own right was certainly slang for shilling, and strangely also the verb to lend a shilling.

Meaning of SHILLING TABERNACLE

SHILLING TABERNACLE means: Shilling tabernacle was slang for a Baptist or Methodist tea−meeting where refreshments were available for a shilling.

Meaning of generalise/generalize

generalise/generalize means: a shilling (1/-), from the mid 1800s, thought to be backslang. Also meant to lend a shilling, apparently used by the middle classes, presumably to avoid embarrassment. Given that backslang is based on phonetic word sound not spelling, the conversion of shilling to generalize is just about understandable, if somewhat tenuous, and in the absence of other explanation is the only known possible derivation of this odd slang.

Meaning of two bob bit

two bob bit means: Noun. An act of defecation. Rhyming slang on 'shit'. In pre-decimal currency, a 'bob' was slang for a shilling (5 pence), and a 'two bob bit' being a two shilling coin, usually called a Florin. See 'bob' (noun).

Meaning of Bob

Bob means: A nickname given to a one shilling coin (old Australian Pounds, Shilling and Pence) worth twelve pennies. 2. Outdated Australian currency of little value. e.g. "No, I don't won't it, keep it yourself, it's not worth two bob"

Meaning of hog

hog means: confusingly a shilling (1/-) or a sixpence (6d) or a half-crown (2/6), dating back to the 1600s in relation to shilling. Hog also extended to US 10c and dollar coins, apparently, according to Cassells because coins carried a picture of a pig. I suspect different reasons for the British coins, but have yet to find them.

Meaning of dinarly/dinarla/dinaly

dinarly/dinarla/dinaly means: a shilling (1/-), from the mid-1800s, also transferred later to the decimal equivalent 5p piece, from the same roots that produced the 'deaner' shilling slang and variations, i.e., Roman denarius and then through other European dinar coins and variations. As with deanar the pronunciation emphasis tends to be on the long second syllable 'aah' sound.

Meaning of Guinea

Guinea means: n old unit of currency in the U.K. Worth “one pound and one shilling,” a Guinea coin was minted from 1731 until 1813. The somewhat curious value is due to the fact that it was created largely to cater for auction-houses, where for each pound the seller receives for his goods, the auctioneer takes a shilling (5%). The buyer, therefore, pays a Guinea.

Meaning of deaner/dena/denar/dener

deaner/dena/denar/dener means: a shilling (1/-), from the mid-1800s, derived from association with the many European dinar coins and similar, and derived in turn and associated with the Roman denarius coin which formed the basis of many European currencies and their names. The pronunciation emphasis tends to be on the long second syllable 'aah' sound. The expression is interpreted into Australian and New Zealand money slang as deener, again meaning shilling.

Meaning of Gen

Gen means:     Shilling

Meaning of Teviss

Teviss means:     Shilling

Meaning of Ninepence to a shilling

Ninepence to a shilling means: 50 pounds

Meaning of Touch Me On The Knob

Touch Me On The Knob means: Bob (Shilling)

Meaning of BOB

BOB means: Bob was English slang for a shilling.

Meaning of Thomas Tilling

Thomas Tilling means: Shilling

Meaning of Bob’s Your Uncle

Bob’s Your Uncle means: 1 Shilling (5 pence)

Meaning of Shilling Short of a Pound

Shilling Short of a Pound means: The entire amount

Meaning of I'M WILLING

I'M WILLING means: I'm willing was old London Cockney rhyming slang for a shilling.

Meaning of chip

chip means: a shilling (1/-) and earlier, mid-late 1800s a pound or a sovereign. According to Cassells chip meaning a shilling is from horse-racing and betting. Chip was also slang for an Indian rupee. The association with a gambling chip is logical. Chip and chipping also have more general associations with money and particularly money-related crime, where the derivations become blurred with other underworld meanings of chip relating to sex and women (perhaps from the French 'chipie' meaning a vivacious woman) and narcotics (in which chip refers to diluting or skimming from a consignment, as in chipping off a small piece - of the drug or the profit). Chipping-in also means to contributing towards or paying towards something, which again relates to the gambling chip use and metaphor, i.e. putting chips into the centre of the table being necessary to continue playing.

Meaning of sixpence short of a shilling

sixpence short of a shilling means: Phrs. Crazy, eccentric.

Meaning of Twelvepenny

Twelvepenny means: Sold for a shilling; worth or costing a shilling.

Meaning of Bob

Bob means: A shilling.

Meaning of Go

Go means: To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling.

Meaning of Twelvepence

Twelvepence means: A shilling sterling, being about twenty-four cents.

Meaning of Sixpence

Sixpence means: An English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling, or about twelve cents.

Meaning of Shilling

Shilling means: The Spanish real, of the value of one eight of a dollar, or 12/ cets; -- formerly so called in New York and some other States. See Note under 2.

Meaning of Shilling

Shilling means: In the United States, a denomination of money, differing in value in different States. It is not now legally recognized.

Meaning of Apiece

Apiece means: Each by itself; by the single one; to each; as the share of each; as, these melons cost a shilling apiece.

Meaning of An

An means: This word is properly an adjective, but is commonly called the indefinite article. It is used before nouns of the singular number only, and signifies one, or any, but somewhat less emphatically. In such expressions as "twice an hour," "once an age," a shilling an ounce (see 2d A, 2), it has a distributive force, and is equivalent to each, every.

Meaning of Penny

Penny means: An English coin, formerly of copper, now of bronze, the twelfth part of an English shilling in account value, and equal to four farthings, or about two cents; -- usually indicated by the abbreviation d. (the initial of denarius).

Meaning of Shilling

Shilling means: A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of the United States currency.

Meaning of Danegelt

Danegelt means: An annual tax formerly laid on the English nation to buy off the ravages of Danish invaders, or to maintain forces to oppose them. It afterward became a permanent tax, raised by an assessment, at first of one shilling, afterward of two shillings, upon every hide of land throughout the realm.

Meaning of Mancus

Mancus means: An old Anglo Saxon coin both of gold and silver, and of variously estimated values. The silver mancus was equal to about one shilling of modern English money.

Meaning of Sterling

Sterling means: Belonging to, or relating to, the standard British money of account, or the British coinage; as, a pound sterling; a shilling sterling; a penny sterling; -- now chiefly applied to the lawful money of England; but sterling cost, sterling value, are used.

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Meaning of Neglect

Neglect means: Omission of proper attention; avoidance or disregard of duty, from heedlessness, indifference, or willfulness; failure to do, use, or heed anything; culpable disregard; as, neglect of business, of health, of economy.

Meaning of Pen

Pen means: Fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen.

Meaning of Scold

Scold means: A scolding; a brawl.

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