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Penny vs. Dime

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  • Penny (noun)

    In the United Kingdom and Ireland, a copper coin worth 240 of a pound sterling or Irish pound before decimalisation. Abbreviation: d.

  • Penny (noun)

    In the United Kingdom, a copper coin worth 100 of a pound sterling. Abbreviation: p.

  • Penny (noun)

    In Ireland, a coin worth 100 of an Irish pound before the introduction of the euro. Abbreviation: p.

  • Penny (noun)

    In the US and Canada, a one-cent coin, worth 100 of a dollar. Abbreviation: ¢.

  • Penny (noun)

    In various countries, a small-denomination copper or brass coin.

  • Penny (noun)

    A unit of nail size, said to be either the cost per 100 nails, or the number of nails per penny. Abbreviation: d.

  • Penny (noun)

    Money in general.

    "to turn an honest penny"

  • Penny (verb)

    To jam a door shut by inserting pennies between the doorframe and the door.

    "Zach and Ben had only been at college for a week when their door was pennied by the girls down the hall."

  • Penny (verb)

    To circumvent the tripping of an electrical circuit breaker by the dangerous practice of inserting a coin in place of a fuse in a fuse socket.

  • Dime (noun)

    A coin worth one-tenth of a U.S. dollar.

  • Dime (noun)

    A coin worth one-tenth of a Canadian dollar.

  • Dime (noun)

    A small amount of money

    "She didn't spend a dime."

  • Dime (noun)

    An assist

  • Dime (noun)

    A playing card with the rank of ten

  • Dime (noun)

    Ten dollars

  • Dime (noun)

    A thousand dollars

  • Dime (noun)

    A measurement of illicit drugs (usually marijuana) sold in ten dollar bags.

  • Dime (noun)

    Payment responsibility

    "Are you traveling on the company's dime?"

  • Dime (noun)

    A beautiful woman (10 on a 10-point scale)

  • Dime (noun)

    A defensive formation with six defensive backs, one of whom is a dimeback.

  • Dime (verb)

    To inform on, to turn in to the authorities, to rat on, especially anonymously.

    "Somebody dimed on me and I got arrested for selling marijuana."

  • Dime (verb)

    To operate an audio amplifier (especially an electric guitar amplifier) at level "10" (typically the highest amplification level).

    "I get the best-sounding sustain and smooth harmonic distortion when I run the amp dimed."

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  • Penny (adjective)

    Denoting the weight in pounds for one thousand; - used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds.

  • Penny (adjective)

    Worth or costing one penny; as, penny candy.

  • Penny (noun)

    A former English coin, originally of copper, then 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).

  • Penny (noun)

    Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver.

  • Penny (noun)

    Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny.

  • Penny (noun)

    See Denarius.

  • Dime (noun)

    A silver coin of the United States, of the value of ten cents; the tenth of a dollar.

Webster Dictionary
  • Penny (noun)

    a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound

  • Penny (noun)

    a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit

  • Dime (noun)

    a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar

  • Dime (noun)

    street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars

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