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euros

euros is a plural form of euro

euro

Definition:

the basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union (introduced in 1999); in 2002 12 European nations (Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Finland) adopted the euro as their basic unit of money and abandoned their traditional currencies

Class:

quantity noun (quantities and units of measure)

Plural:

euros

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

[symbol] | European Currency Unit | Euro | ECU [acronym] | ecu [abbreviation, outdated]

Etymology:

The name euro was the winner of a contest open to the general public to propose...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Euro | EUR

the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union and is the official currency of the eurozone, which consists of 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, ... (40 of 10668 words, 13 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Euro

Britannica Encyclopedia:

euro [currency unit]

monetary unit and currency of the European Union. It was introduced as a noncash monetary unit in 1999, and currency notes and coins appeared in ... (25 of 603 words, 7 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/195633​/euro

Wiktionary:

euro | euros [plural] | Euro [sense-specific]

The currency unit of the European Monetary Union. Symbol: € | A coin with a facial value of 1 euro. | A caucasoid. | Macrobius robustus, a wallaroo (macropod species). (27 of 67 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/euro

American Heritage Dictionary:

currency | currencies [plural] | afghani [sense-specific] | ariary [sense-specific] | piso [sense-specific] | gourde [sense-specific] | pound [sense-specific] | baht [sense-specific] | guarani [sense-specific] | ...

Money in any form when in actual use as a medium of exchange, especially circulating paper money. | Transmission from person to person as a medium of ... (26 of 694 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/currency

Columbia Encyclopedia:

European Monetary System

arrangement by which most nations of the European Union (EU) linked their currencies to prevent large fluctuations relative to one another. It was ... (23 of 529 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0817895​.html

Collins Dictionary:

euro | euros [plural] | euro- | before a vowel eur-

the official currency unit, divided into 100 cents, of the member countries ... | Europe or European (16 of 513 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

euro [entry 1] | euros [plural] | ecu [archaic]

the single European currency, which replaced the national currencies of France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Luxembourg, Austria, Finland, ... (19 of 86 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/euro

euro [entry 2] | euros [plural]

the common wallaroo | (see "wallaroo") . (6 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/euro--2

Random House Dictionary:

euro | euros [plural] | (esp [plural] | Euro | Euro- | wallaroo [synonym, sense-specific]

wallaroo | "Euro" : [informal] : European. | "Euro-" : a shortening of "European" used as a combining form, especially with the meaning "western ... (22 of 58 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/euro

Macmillan British Dictionary:

euro [countable, economics] | euros [plural] | Euros [plural] | Euro

the unit of money that is used in most countries in the European Union. Its symbol is €. (18 of 49 words, pronunciation)

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

Merriam-Webster:

wallaroo | wallaroos [plural] | euros [noun, wallaroo, plural] | euro [sense-specific] | Macropus antelopinus [species, sense-specific] | Macropus bernardus [synonym, species, sense-specific]

a large reddish-gray kangaroo (Macropus robustus) | either of two kangaroos related to the wallaroo (14 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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

euro [entry 2, noun] | euros [plural]

the common basic monetary unit of most countries of the European Union (12 of 44 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/euro show=2

Cambridge Dictionary:

euro [entry 2] | Euro

the unit of money used in most European Union countries (10 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/euro 2

New World Dictionary:

euro

the basic monetary unit of the European Monetary Union: symbol, € (11 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/euro

Encarta Dictionary:

wallaroo | wallaroos [plural] | Macropus robustus, Macropus bernardus [Latin] | euro [zoology, Australian] | euros [zoology, Australian, plural]

a large and sturdy kangaroo. Native to: rocky upland areas of Australia. (12 of 38 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861709730​/definition​.html  [offline]

euro [entry 1] | euros [plural]

the main currency unit of the European Union, used since 2002 as local currency in most member states. (18 of 40 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609404​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

euro | euros [plural]

Origin: The name euro was the winner of a contest open to the general public to propose names for the new European currency, and as ... | Adnyamathanha yuru, thuru. (28 of 73 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/euro

Merriam-Webster:

euro [entry 1, noun] | euros [plural]

First use: 1855

Origin: Adnyamathanha (Australian aboriginal language of South Australia) yuru

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

euro [entry 2, noun] | euros [plural]

First use: 1981

Origin: short for the equivalent of Europe or European in the languages of the European Union

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/euro show=2

Oxford Dictionary:

euro [entry 2] | euros [plural]

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: Adnyamathanha yuru

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/euro--2

Encarta Dictionary:

euro [entry 1] | euros [plural]

First use: Late 20th century

Origin: Shortening of European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609404​/definition​.html  [offline]

euro [entry 2, zoology, Australian] | euros [plural]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: an Australian Aboriginal language

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561504313​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

euro | euros [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "euro"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/euro

Collins Dictionary:

euro | euros [plural] | euro- | before a vowel eur-

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "euro"

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

euro [countable, economics] | euros [plural] | Euros [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "euro"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of Euro

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

Macmillan American Dictionary:

euro [countable, economics, noun] | euros [plural] | Euros [plural]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "euro"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "Euro"

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

euro [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "euro"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "euro"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/euro 2

the Free Dictionary:

euro

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "euro"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "euro"

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

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/euro

Google Dictionary:

euro | euros [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "euro"

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

Euro

Audio: English pronunciation of "Euro"

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

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

euro

Audio: North American pronunciation of "euro"

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

Euro

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Euro"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=euro​001​s word=Euro

YourDictionary Audio:

euro

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/euro

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