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Only, he's got one terrible fault: he doesn't know how to make money.

He could make money by solving the secret for a troubled soul.

All the people who had tried to make money and had not been able to do it, said, There you were!

He was old; he had no money and no way to make money; he could find nothing to do.

If this means that the poet is not to make money his object, it means well: no man should.

I desire to make money for reasons that are not entirely selfish, as you know.

It does not make money an idol, but regards it as a useful agent.

You can see for yourself, then, whether it is anything by means of which you can make money.

I told him he'd make money if he could get somebody to take the bet.

A mint is where they make money and I certainly do not make time.


mid-13c., "coinage, metal currency," from Old French monoie "money, coin, currency; change" (Modern French monnaie), from Latin moneta "place for coining money, mint; coined money, money, coinage," from Moneta, a title or surname of the Roman goddess Juno, in or near whose temple money was coined; perhaps from monere "advise, warn" (see monitor (n.)), with the sense of "admonishing goddess," which is sensible, but the etymology is difficult. Extended early 19c. to include paper money.

To make money "earn pay" is first attested mid-15c. Highwayman's threat your money or your life first attested 1841. Phrase in the money (1902) originally meant "one who finishes among the prize-winners" (in a horse race, etc.). The challenge to put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is is first recorded 1942, American English. money-grub "one who is sordidly intent on amassing money" is from 1768. The image of money burning a hole in someone's pocket is attested from 1520s.


Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.