shilling

shilling
noun
1》 a former British coin and monetary unit equal to one twentieth of a pound or twelve pence.
2》 the basic monetary unit of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, equal to 100 cents.
Phrases
not the full shilling Brit. informal not very clever.
take the King's (or Queen's) shilling Brit. enlist as a soldier. [with ref. to the former practice of paying a shilling to a new recruit.]
Origin
OE scilling, of Gmc origin.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • shilling — [ ʃiliŋ ] n. m. • 1656; chelin 1558; mot angl. ♦ Ancienne unité monétaire anglaise, valant un vingtième de la livre, ou douze pence. ⊗ HOM. Schilling. ● shilling nom masculin (anglais shilling) Unité monétaire principale du Kenya, de l Ouganda,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Shilling — Shil ling, n. [OE. shilling, schilling, AS. scilling; akin to D. schelling, OS. & OHG. scilling, G. schilling, Sw. & Dan. skilling, Icel. skillingr, Goth. skilliggs, and perh. to OHG. scellan to sound, G. schallen.] 1. A silver coin, and money of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shilling — ► NOUN 1) a former British coin and monetary unit equal to one twentieth of a pound or twelve pence. 2) the basic monetary unit of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. ● not the full shilling Cf. ↑not the full shilling ● take the King s (or Queen s)… …   English terms dictionary

  • shilling — (n.) O.E. scilling, a coin consisting of a varying number of pence (on the continent, a common scale was 12 pennies to a shilling, 20 shillings to a pound), from P.Gmc. *skillingoz (Cf. O.S., Dan., Swed., O.Fris., O.H.G. skilling, O.N. skillingr …   Etymology dictionary

  • shilling — [shil′iŋ] n. [ME schilling < OE scylling, akin to Ger schilling < Gmc * skildling, prob. < * skild (see SHIELD) + * ling, LING1] 1. a) a former monetary unit of the United Kingdom, equal to 1/ 20 of a pound or 12 pence b) a cupronickel… …   English World dictionary

  • Shilling — (engl., spr. Schilling), englische Silbermünze von Viergroschenstückgröße, mit dem Brustbilde des Königs (der Königin) u. dem Wappen des Reichs bezeichnet, zerfällt in 12 Pence; 20 S. gehen auf das Pfund Sterling. Zuerst wurden sie um 1500 unter… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Shilling — (abgekürzt s und sh), Rechnungsstufe der Sterlingwährung = 1/20 Pfund, als engl. Silbermünze zu 12 Pence 5,65518 g schwer und 37/40 fein = 0,941587 Mk., vor 1816 aber 6,02 g schwer und = 1,00233 Mk. der Talerwährung. Den ersten S. prägte Heinrich …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Shilling — Shilling, engl. Silbermünze = 1/20 Pfd. St. = 1,02 M …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • shilling — SHÍLLING s.m. v. şiling1. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • shilling — s. m. Ver xelim.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Shilling — This article is about coinage. For other uses, see shilling (disambiguation). A 1933 UK shilling The shilling is a unit of currency used in some current and former British Commonwealth countries. The word shilling comes from scilling, an… …   Wikipedia


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