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banknote

Definition:

a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)

Class:

possession noun (possession and transfer of possession)

Plural:

banknotes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

bank + note
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Banknote | bill | paper money | note | banknotes

a type of negotiable instrument known as a promissory note, made by a bank, payable to the bearer on demand. When banknotes were first introduced, they were, in effect, a promise to pay the bearer in coins, but gradually became a substitute for the... (44 of 6676 words, 11 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Banknote

Wiktionary:

banknote | banknotes [plural] | bill [more common in United States and Canada, synonym, sense-specific]

A piece of paper currency. | [historical] A demand note issued by private banks presumably backed up by gold or silver coin. (21 of 22 words, 2 definitions, 2 images)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/banknote

Collins Dictionary:

banknote

a promissory note issued by a central bank, serving as money (11 of 459 words, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/banknote

Merriam-Webster:

banknote | bill [entry 1, synonym] | greenback [entry 1, synonym] | note [entry 1, synonym] | dead presidents [slang, similar] | paper money [slang, similar] | scrip [slang, similar] | buck [slang, similar] | dollar [slang, similar] | ...

a promissory note issued by a bank payable to bearer on demand without interest and acceptable as money (18 of 93 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/banknote

Oxford Dictionary:

banknote

a piece of paper money, constituting a central bank's promissory note to pay a stated sum to the bearer on demand (21 of 49 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/banknote

Macmillan British Dictionary:

banknote [countable, formal] | banknotes [plural]

a piece of paper money. The usual word is note. (10 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/banknote

Cambridge Dictionary:

banknote

a piece of printed paper that has a particular value as money (12 of 26 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/banknote

Random House Dictionary:

bank note | banknote | bank bill [United States]

a promissory note, payable on demand, issued by an authorized bank and intended to circulate as money. (17 of 20 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/bank-note

New World Dictionary:

Federal Reserve note [United States]

a note issued by the individual Federal Reserve Banks in various denominations of from 1 to 10,000 dollars, now the prevailing form of United States ... (25 of 29 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/federal-reserve-note

American Heritage Dictionary:

bank note | bank bill

A note issued by a bank representing its promise to pay a specific sum to the bearer on demand and acceptable as money. (23 of 30 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bank-note

Columbia Encyclopedia:

greenback

in United States history, legal tender notes unsecured by specie (coin). In 1862, under the exigencies of the Civil War, the United States government ... (24 of 346 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0821733​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

note [staff notation]

in the notation of Western music, sign indicating pitch by its position on the staff and showing duration by its shape. Notes evolved in the 13th ... (26 of 158 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/420539​/note

Encarta Dictionary:

banknote | banknotes [plural] | bank bill [banking] | bank bills [banking, plural]

a piece of paper money issued by a bank that may be freely exchanged for goods or services (18 of 32 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588754​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

banknote | banknotes [plural]

Origin: bank + note

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/banknote

bank | banks [plural] | banked [past tense] | banking [present participle]

Origin: Middle English banke, from Middle French banque, from Old Italian banca ("counter, moneychanger's bench or ... | Middle English banke, from Old English hōbanca ("couch") and Old English banc ("bank, hillock, ... (30 of 94 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bank

note | noted [past tense] | noting [present participle] | notes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English note, noote ("use, usefulness, profit"), from Old English notu ("use, enjoyment,... | Middle English noten, notien, from Old English notian ("to make use of, use, employ, enjoy"), from... (29 of 147 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/note

Online Etymology:

note

First use: early 13th century

Origin: "observe, mark carefully", from Old French noter, from Latin notare, from nota "letter, note", originally "a mark, sign", ... (21 of 59 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=note

New World Dictionary:

note | noted [past tense] | noting [present participle]

Origin: Old French from Latin nota, a mark, sign, character, letter from ... | Middle English noten from Old French noter from Latin notare from nota (24 of 34 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/note

Oxford Dictionary:

note | hit | sound | wrong

Origin: Middle English (in "... of the noun" and "... of the verb"): from Old French note (noun), noter (verb), from Latin nota "a mark", notare "to mark"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/note

American Heritage Dictionary:

note | noted [past tense] | noting [present participle] | notes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin nota, annotation; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/note

Collins Dictionary:

note

First use: 13th century

Origin: via Old French from Latin nota sign, indication

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/note

Merriam-Webster:

note [entry 1, verb] | noted [past tense] | noting [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French noter, from Latin notare to mark, note, from nota

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/note

note [entry 2, noun]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin nota mark, character, written note

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/note show=1

Encarta Dictionary:

note | notes [plural] | noted [past tense] | noting [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French note "sign" from Latin nota "sign, mark"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861633877​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

note | noted [past tense] | noting [present participle] | notes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "note"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/note

Collins Dictionary:

banknote

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "banknote"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/banknote

note

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "note"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/note

Macmillan British Dictionary:

banknote [countable, formal] | banknotes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "banknote"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/banknote

note [countable] | notes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "note"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/note

note [transitive, verb] | noted [past tense] | noting [present participle] | notes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "note"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/note 38

Macmillan American Dictionary:

banknote [countable, formal] | banknotes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "banknote"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/banknote

note [countable] | notes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "note"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/note

note [transitive, verb] | noted [past tense] | noting [present participle] | notes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "note"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/note 37

Cambridge Dictionary:

banknote

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "banknote"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "banknote"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/banknote

note [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "note"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "note"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/note 1

the Free Dictionary:

banknote

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "banknote"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "banknote"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/banknote

note

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "note"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "note"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "note" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/note

Google Dictionary:

banknote | banknotes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "banknote"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=banknote

note | notes [plural] | noted [past tense] | noting [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "note"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=note

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

banknote

Audio: North American pronunciation of "banknote"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bankno​01 word=banknote

note

Audio: North American pronunciation of "note"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=note​0001 word=note

YourDictionary Audio:

bank note

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bank note" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bank-note

note

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "note" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/note

freedictionary.org:

note | Note

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "note" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=note

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