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Meaning of CASH

Pronunciation:  kash

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check
  2. [n]  money in the form of bills or coins
  3. [v]  exchange for cash; "I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail"

CASH is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cash in, hard cash, hard currency, immediate payment
 Antonyms: credit, deferred payment
 See Also: cash in on, change, change, chickenfeed, currency, exchange, interchange, liquidate, payment, pin money, pocket money, ready cash, ready money, redeem, small change, spending money



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cash\, n. [F. caisse case, box, cash box, cash. See {Case}
    a box.]
    A place where money is kept, or where it is deposited and
    paid out; a money box. [Obs.]
          This bank is properly a general cash, where every man
          lodges his money.                        --Sir W.
          [pounds]20,000 are known to be in her cash. --Sir R.
    2. (Com.)
       (a) Ready money; especially, coin or specie; but also
           applied to bank notes, drafts, bonds, or any paper
           easily convertible into money.
       (b) Immediate or prompt payment in current funds; as, to
           sell goods for cash; to make a reduction in price for
    {Cash account} (Bookkeeping), an account of money received,
       disbursed, and on hand.
    {Cash boy}, in large retail stores, a messenger who carries
       the money received by the salesman from customers to a
       cashier, and returns the proper change. [Colloq.]
    {Cash credit}, an account with a bank by which a person or
       house, having given security for repayment, draws at
       pleasure upon the bank to the extent of an amount agreed
       upon; -- called also {bank credit} and {cash account}.
    {Cash sales}, sales made for ready, money, in distinction
       from those on which credit is given; stocks sold, to be
       delivered on the day of transaction.
    Syn: Money; coin; specie; currency; capital.
  2. \Cash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cashed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To pay, or to receive, cash for; to exchange for money; as,
    cash a note or an order.
  3. \Cash\, v. t. [See {Cashier}.]
    To disband. [Obs.] --Garges.
  4. \Cash\, n.sing & pl.
    A Chinese coin.
    Note: The cash (Chinese tsien) is the only current coin made
          by the chinese government. It is a thin circular disk
          of a very base alloy of copper, with a square hole in
          the center. 1,000 to 1,400 cash are equivalent to a
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