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  • penny — ► NOUN (pl. pennies (for separate coins); pence (for a sum of money)) 1) a British bronze coin worth one hundredth of a pound. 2) a former British coin worth one twelfth of a shilling and 240th of a pound. 3) N. Amer. informal a one cent coin. ●… …   English terms dictionary

  • penny — pen|ny S1 [ˈpeni] n [: Old English; Origin: penning, penig] 1.) a) plural pence abbreviation p a small unit of money in Britain. There are 100 pence in one pound ▪ The bus fare is 80 pence. ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bad — bad1 W1S1 [bæd] adj comparative worse [wə:s US wə:rs] superlative worst [wə:st US wə:rst] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not good)¦ 2¦(low quality)¦ 3¦(not sensible)¦ 4¦(morally wrong)¦ 5¦(wrong behaviour)¦ 6¦(serious)¦ 7 a bad time/moment etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bad — 1 adjective comparative worse, worst 1 HARMFUL unpleasant, harmful, or likely to cause problems: I have some bad news for you. | I thought things couldn t possibly get any worse. | It s bad enough being woken by the baby without you keeping me… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • penny */*/ — UK [ˈpenɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms penny : singular penny plural pennies 1) a) Word forms penny : plural pence a small unit of money in the UK There are 100 pence in one pound A local call only costs a few pence. b) Word forms penny :… …   English dictionary

  • penny — /ˈpɛni / (say penee) noun (plural pennies or, especially collectively, pence) 1. (in Australia before the introduction of decimal currency in 1966) a fractional monetary unit equal to one twelfth of a shilling or ¹⁄₂₄₀ of a pound. Abbrev.: d 2.… …  

  • History of the British penny (1901–1970) — The penny of King Edward VII (1901 ndash;1910) is of the same technical standards as the late Victorian issues. The head on the obverse is by George William de Saulles (1862 ndash;1903), facing right, with the inscription EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA… …   Wikipedia

  • History of the British penny (1714–1901) — The Hanoverians (1714 ndash;1837) The change in dynasty did not affect the form of the design of the silver penny mdash; a 12 mm diameter coin weighing 0.5 gram, with a right facing bust of George I and the inscription GEORGIVS DEI GRA continuing …   Wikipedia

  • pen|ny|worth — «PEHN ee WURTH», noun. 1. as much as can be bought for a penny. 2. Figurative. a small amount: »Give me a pennyworth of advice. 3. Figurative. a bargain (good, bad, fair, cheap, or otherwise): »Man …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • penn'orth — noun (singular + of) BrE old fashioned a pennyworth penny noun plural pennies or pence /pens/ BrE (C) 1 a small bronze coin, used in Britain since 1971, worth one hundredth (1/100th) of a pound: a bag of pennies 2 plural pence abbreviation p a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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