From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcashcash1 /kæʃ/ ●●●S2W2 noun [uncountable]1MONEYmoney in the form of coins or notes rather than cheques, creditcards etcCash was taken during a burglary of the apartment.in cashThe traffic police will accept fines in cash immediately.The shop charges less if the customer pays in cash. →hard cash, petty cash► see thesaurus at money2MONEYmoneyHealth and education need cash from the government.A phone line to help children in trouble has been closed due to lack of cash.Charity workers must constantly raise more cash (=collect more money) for the needy.The company found itself strapped for cash (=without enough money) to pay taxes.3 →cash down4 →cash on deliveryCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: moneyverbsraise cashShe organized a series of events to raise cash for cancer charities.provide cashCampaigners are urging the government to provide more cash for health care.generate cashThe website generates cash from advertising, and by charging for downloads.pay (by) cashThey won’t take credit cards, so you have to pay cash.adjectivesspare cashYou should put any spare cash into a savings account.cash + NOUNcash flow (=the amount of money coming into a business compared to money going out)The company was having a few problems with cash flow.a cash crisis (=a serious lack of money in an organization or country)the cash crisis in some developing countriesa cash prize (=a prize that is money)The winner will get a cash prize of £10,000.a cash boost (=more money that is suddenly given to a project, business etc)Conservation projects in the region are being given a cash boost of £40,000.cash resourcesThe organization’s cash resources are limited.a cash reserve formal (=an amount of spare money that you have available to use)Experts always advise people to build up a cash reserve.a cash crop (=a crop grown to sell rather than to use)The land is used to grow cash crops like cocoa, tea, and coffee.phrasesbe strapped for cash (also be short of cash) (=not have enough money)Many airlines are strapped for cash at the moment.
cash• Then she sees Trotter's purselying open with the money she has cashed from the countywelfare.• And all the departingofficers would be allowed to immediately cash in any of their unvested options and restricted stock.• No interest paid if cashed in within first year.From Longman Business Dictionarycashcash1 /kæʃ/ noun [uncountable]FINANCE1money in the form of notes and coins, rather than cheques, credit cards etcI’m bringing $400 in traveller’s cheques and $100 in cash.All deals are done in hard cash or by bank transfer. → see alsoe-cash →petty cash2pay cash to pay for something immediately with money or a cheque, rather than at a later timeAre you paying cash or do you have an account?3money rather than shares, bonds etcInstead of paying cash for their bonds, they can offer bondholders common shares.The real debt crisis won’t come until next year, when it must start paying cash instead of paper to some debt holders. → see alsodocuments against cash4money that is immediately available, for example in bankaccounts or in the form of shares etc that can be easily soldThe company has $1 billion in ready cash and the ability to borrow much more.5cash negative having more money going out of a business than coming in6cash positive having more money coming into a business than going out →vault cashcashcash2 verbBANKING cash a cheque/postal order/draft etc to exchange a cheque etc for cashCan you cash my traveller’s cheques here? →cash in →cash out →cash up→ See Verb table