Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 800. Money.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
4. Monetary Relations
800. Money.
NOUN:MONEY, finance; money -matters, - market; accounts [See Accounts]; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets (property) [See Property]; wealth [See Wealth]; supplies, ways and means, wherewithal or wherewith, sinews of war, almighty dollar, cash.
  SOLVENCY, responsibility, reliability, solidity, soundness.
  SUM, amount; balance, balance sheet; sum total; proceeds (receipts) [See Receipt].
  CURRENCY, circulating medium, specie, coin, piece, hard cash; dollar, sterling; pounds, shillings, and pence, £ s. d.; guinea; gold mohur [India]; eagle, double eagle; pocket, breeches pocket [colloq.], wallet, roll, purse; money in hand; argent comptant [F.], ready [colloq.], ready money; Federal -, fractional -, postal- currency; bottom dollar [colloq.]; checks, chips.
  [SLANG TERMS] the needful, rhino, brass, blunt, dust, mopus, tin, salt, chink, dough, jack, moss, rock, dibs, slug [Calif. 1849]; buzzard dollar, spondulics, long green; barrel, pile, wad.
  PRECIOUS METALS, gold, silver, copper, bullion, ingot, bar, nugget.
  PETTY CASH, pocket money, pin money, spending money, change, small coin; long bit, short bit, two bits, quarter [all U. S.]; dime, nickel, cent, red cent [colloq., U. S.]; doit, stiver, rap, mite, farthing, sou, penny, shilling, tester, groat, rouleau.
  WAMPUM, wampumpeag, seawan or seawant, roanoke, cowrie.
  GREAT WEALTH, money to burn [colloq.]; power -, mint -, barrel -, raft- of money [all colloq.]; good -, round -, lump- sum; plum (= £100,000) [rare slang]; million, millions, thousands; crore (= ten million rupees, written Rs. 1,00,00,000) [India]; lac or lakh, lac of rupees (= 100,000 rupees, written Rs. 1,00,000) [India].
  [SCIENCE OF COINS] numismatics, numismatology, chrysology.
  PAPER MONEY; money -, postal -, post office- order; note, - of hand; bank -, promissory- note; I O U, bond; bill, - of exchange; draft, check [esp. U. S.] or cheque [esp. Brit.], hundi [India], order, warrant, coupon, debenture, exchequer bill, assignat, greenback [U. S.]; blueback [U. S.], shinplaster [slang, U. S.].
  remittance (payment) [See Payment]; credit [See Credit]; liability [See Debt].
  drawer, drawee; obligor, obligee.
  COUNTERFEIT -, false -, bad- money; queer [slang], base coin, flash note, slip [obs.], kite [slang]; fancy stocks; Bank of Elegance.
  COUNTERFEITER, coiner, moneyer, forger.
VERB:TOTAL, amount to, come to, mount up to.
  TOUCH THE POCKET; draw, draw upon; back; indorse (security) [See Security]; discount [See Discount].
  ISSUE, utter, circulate; fiscalize, monetize, remonetize.
  DEMONETIZE, deprive of standard value; cease to issue.
  COIN, counterfeit, forge; circulate bad money, shove the queer [slang].
ADJECTIVE:MONETARY, pecuniary, crumenal [obs.], fiscal, financial, sumptuary, numismatical; sterling; nummary.
  SOLVENT, sound, substantial, good, reliable, responsible, solid, having a good rating; able to pay -20 shillings to the pound, - 100 cents to the dollar.
  1. Barbarus ipse placet dummodo sit dives.—Ovid
  2. Argumentum ad crumenam.
  3. Nervos belli pecuniam infinitam.—Cicero
  4. Redet Geld so schweigt die Welt; Gelt regiert die Welt.
  5. This bank-note world.—Halleck
  6. Get to live; Then live and use it.—Herbert
  7. Get money; still get money, boy; No matter by what means.—B. Jonson
  8. Money brings honor, friends, conquest, and realms.—Milton
  9. The image of it gives me content already.—Measure for Measure


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