1 a metal disc or piece used as money
2 metal currency, as opposed to securities, paper currency, etc.
Related adj →
3 (Architect) a variant spelling of →
pay (a person) back in (his) own coin to treat (a person) in the way that he has treated others
5 tr to make or stamp (coins)
7 tr to fabricate or invent (words, etc.)
Informal to make (money) rapidly (esp. in the phrase coin it in)
to coin a phrase said ironically after one uses a clich‚
the other side of the coin the opposite view of a matter
(C14: from Old French: stamping die, from Latin cuneus wedge)
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