1what you earn by working and can use to buy things. Money can be in the form of notes and coins or cheques, and can be kept in a bankCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS spend money make/earn money make money (=make a profit) lose money (=not make a profit, so that a business owes more than it earns) cost money/cost a lot of money save money lend/borrow/owe money waste money (on something) be a waste of money charge (somebody) money raise money pay money (for something) give somebody their money back/refund somebody's money a sum/an amount of money get/earn good money (=be paid good wages)
Don'tspendall yourmoneyon the first day of your holiday!
at throw1 (19)WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: money, cash, change, currencyMoney is the most general word for the notes and coins that you use for buying things• Can I borrow some money? • Put the money straight in your purse.Use cash when you want to emphasize that you mean notes and coins, and not cheques, credit cards etc• You have to pay in cash - they don't accept cheques.!! Do not say 'pay by cash'. Say pay in cash.Use change when you mean money in the form of coins, or the money you get back when you pay for something with more money than it cost• I need some change for the phone. • He left the shop without waiting for his change.Use currency to refer to the money of a particular country• You'll need about £500 worth of Japanese currency.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.