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Definition of Penny

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coin of low value; British coin of low value; coin worth one cent (used in USA and Canada); fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the U.K.
Penny Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
See Denarius.
Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny.
Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver.
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 denarius).
Worth or costing one penny.
Denoting pound weight for one thousand; -- used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds.
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The Phrase Finder
Go to the toilet.
In England public toilets used to have coin (penny) operated locks. Hence the graffiti 'Here I sit broken hearted, Paid a penny and only farted'.
A realisation after a period of confusion or misunderstanding.
May have originated as a reference to the use of coin (penny) operated slots on the locks or public toilets.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
pingin(n) (in Munster), pighinn
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ceiniog = stamped coin; a penny
Australian Slang
never had a penny
a town
WordNet 2.0

1. a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
(hypernym) fractional monetary unit, subunit
(part-holonym) Irish pound, Irish punt, punt, pound
2. a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
(synonym) cent, centime
(hypernym) coin
(hyponym) copper
Penny Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of pennies, denotes unsatisfactory pursuits. Business will suffer, and lovers and friends will complain of the smallness of affection.

To lose them, signifies small deference and failures.

To find them, denotes that prospects will advance to your improvement.

To count pennies, foretells that you will be business-like and economical.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
The Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Arms and Armour Glossary
Silver coin first introduced into England during the 8th century, gradually reduced in size as larger coins were required.
Penny Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A penny is a coin (pl. pennies) or a unit of currency (pl. pence) used in several English-speaking countries. It is usually the smallest denomination within a currency system. In a number of countries, including the United States, the name penny has survived in popular use for a one cent coin in decimal systems. Due to their already low value and erosion of purchasing power due to decades of inflation, minting of pennies (or "one-cent coins") ceased in Canada in 2012.

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Penny Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's 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).