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Meaning of PENNY

Pronunciation:  'penee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
  2. [n]  a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
  3. [adj]  priced at 1 cent; "penny candy"
  4. [adj]  (used in combination) priced as indicated; "`penny' is a combining form in such expressions as `sixpenny cakes'"

PENNY is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: cent, centime, priced
 See Also: British pound, coin, copper, fractional monetary unit, Irish pound, new penny, pound, pound sterling, punt, quid, subunit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pen"ny\, a. [Perh. a corruption of pun, for pound.]
    Denoting pound weight for one thousand; -- used in
    combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails
    of which one thousand weight ten pounds.
  2. \Pen*ny\, n.; pl. {Pennies}or {Pence}. Pennies denotes the
    number of coins; pence the amount of pennies in value. [OE.
    peni, AS. penig, pening, pending; akin to D. penning, OHG.
    pfenning, pfenting, G. pfennig, Icel. penningr; of uncertain
    1. 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
    Note: ``The chief Anglo-Saxon coin, and for a long period the
          only one, corresponded to the denarius of the Continent
          . . . [and was] called penny, denarius, or denier.''
          --R. S. Poole. The ancient silver penny was worth about
          three pence sterling (see {Pennyweight}). The old
          Scotch penny was only one twelfth the value of the
          English coin. In the United States the word penny is
          popularly used for cent.
    2. Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver. --Shak.
    3. Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny.
             What penny hath Rome borne, What men provided, what
             munition sent?                        --Shak.
    4. (Script.) See {Denarius}.
    {Penny cress} (Bot.), an annual herb of the Mustard family,
       having round, flat pods like silver pennies ({Thlaspi
       arvense}). --Dr. Prior.
    {Penny dog} (Zo["o]l.), a kind of shark found on the South
       coast of Britain: the tope.
    {Penny father}, a penurious person; a niggard. [Obs.]
       --Robinson (More's Utopia).
    {Penny grass} (Bot.), pennyroyal. [R.]
    {Penny post}, a post carrying a letter for a penny; also, a
       mail carrier.
    {Penny wise}, wise or prudent only in small matters; saving
       small sums while losing larger; -- used chiefly in the
       phrase, penny wise and pound foolish.
  3. \Pen"ny\, a.
    Worth or costing one penny.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing pennies in your dream indicates your fear of poverty or some financial loss. It is also often connected with your talents, energies, and perseverance. Do not underestimate your ability. If the penny is shiny, then it means luck. To find pennies in your dream, it suggests that you are discovering your hidden talents and ready to unleash your potential.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Gr. denarion), a silver coin of the value of about 7 1/2d. or 8d. of our present money. It is thus rendered in the New Testament, and is more frequently mentioned than any other coin (Matt. 18:28; 20:2, 9, 13; Mark 6:37; 14:5, etc.). It was the daily pay of a Roman soldier in the time of Christ. In the reign of Edward III. an English penny was a labourer's day's wages. This was the "tribute money" with reference to which our Lord said, "Whose image and superscription is this?" When they answered, "Caesar's," he replied, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's" (Matt. 22:19; Mark 12:15).

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bawbee, buck, C, cartwheel, cent, century, C-note, copper, crown, dime, dollar, dollar bill, farthing, fifty cents, fin, fish, five cents, five hundred dollars, five-dollar bill, five-hundred-dollar bill, fiver, five-spot, florin, four bits, fourpence, fourpenny, frogskin, G, G-note, grand, groat, guinea, half a C, half crown, half dollar, half G, half grand, halfpenny, hundred-dollar bill, iron man, mag, meg, mill, mite, monkey, new pence, nickel, np, p, pence, pony, pound, quarter, quid, red cent, sawbuck, shilling, silver dollar, sixpence, skin, smacker, ten cents, tenner, ten-spot, thousand dollars, thousand-dollar bill, threepence, threepenny bit, thrippence, tuppence, twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents, two bits, two-dollar bill, twopence, two-spot, yard