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louis (coin)

Definition:

a former French gold coin

Class:

possession noun (possession and transfer of possession)

Usage:

archaic

Plural:

louis*
(* louis may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

louis d'or [archaic, French]

Etymology:

masculine proper name, from French Louis, from Old French Loois, probably via...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of louis...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

louis [French] | Louis | nicknamed "the Brown Bomber" Joe Louis [sense-specific] | louis d'or [sense-specific] | Joseph Louis Barrow [real name, synonym, sense-specific]

short for "louis d'or" | 1914-81, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1937-49) (11 of 247 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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

New World Dictionary:

louis | Louis | Lou [diminutive, sense-specific] | Louie [diminutive, sense-specific] | Lewis [diminutive, sense-specific] | Ludovicus [L., sense-specific] | Ludwig [German, sense-specific] | Luigi [Italian, sense-specific] | Luis [Spanish, sense-specific] | ...

"louis d'or" | a masculine name | 778-840; king of France & emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (814-840): son & successor of Charlemagne | 1214-70; king ... (24 of 211 words, 13 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/louis

Britannica Encyclopedia:

louis [French money] | Louis D'or [synonym]

gold coin circulated in France before the Revolution. The franc and livre were silver coins that had shrunk in value to such an extent that by 1740 ... (27 of 77 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/348670​/louis

Wiktionary:

louis [French]

[historical] A gold or silver coin bearing the image of the King of France (from Louis XIII to Louis XVI). | [historical] Specifically, a gold coin bearing the image of the King of France (from Louis XIII to Louis XVI) and worth between 10 and 24... (45 of 70 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/louis

Oxford Dictionary:

louis | louis d'or | napoleon [1, sense-specific]

a gold coin issued in France between 1640 and 1793. | another term for "napoleon" [sense-specific]. (15 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/louis

Random House Dictionary:

louis d'or | louis [synonym]

a former gold coin of France, issued from 1640 to 1795; pistole. (12 of 33 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/louis-dor

Wikipedia:

Louis d'or

any number of French coins first introduced by Louis XIII in 1640. The name derives from the depiction of the portrait of King Louis on one side of the coin; the French royal coat of arms is on the reverse. The coin was replaced by the French franc at... (49 of 1236 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Louis d'or

Merriam-Webster:

louis d'or

a French gold coin first struck in 1640 and issued up to the French Revolution | the French 20-franc gold piece issued after the French Revolution (25 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/louis d'or

Columbia Encyclopedia:

coin

piece of metal, usually a disk of gold, silver, nickel, bronze, copper, aluminum, or a combination of such metals, stamped by authority of a ... (24 of 277 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/bus​/A​0812814​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

coin | coined [past tense] | coining [present participle] | coins [3rd-person singular present] | coinable [adjective, related] | coiner [noun, related]

A small piece of metal, usually flat and circular, authorized by a government for use as money. | Metal money considered as a whole. | A flat circular ... (26 of 133 words, 9 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/coin

Macmillan British Dictionary:

coin | coins [plural] | flip/toss a coin | the other side of the coin | two sides of the same coin

[countable] a flat round piece of metal with special designs on it, used as ... | "flip/toss a coin": to throw a coin in the air to decide between two ... (29 of 126 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

coin [transitive, verb] | coined [past tense] | coining [present participle] | coins [3rd-person singular present] | be coining it in | to coin a phrase

to make coins from metal | to use a word or phrase that no one has used before | "be coining it (in)": [British, informal] to be earning a lot of ... (29 of 84 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/coin 6

Cambridge Dictionary:

coin [entry 1]

a small round piece of metal, usually silver or copper coloured, which is used as money | money in the form of metal coins (23 of 50 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

coin [entry 2]

to invent a new word or expression, or to use one in a particular way for the first time (19 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

coin [entry 3, British, informal] | coining it (in) [coining it] | coining it in [coining it] | coining it [coining it]

to be earning a lot of money quickly (8 of 20 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/coin 3

Encarta Dictionary:

louis d'or

a former gold coin of France used from the 17th century to the Revolution | a former gold coin worth 20 francs used in France after the Revolution (27 of 61 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733176​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Louis

Origin: masculine proper name, from French Louis, from Old French Loois, probably via Medieval Latin Ludovicus from Old High German ... (19 of 51 etymology words)

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

New World Dictionary:

louis

Origin: French from Old French Loeis; probably via Medieval Latin Ludovicus from Old High German Hludowig from Germanic base ... (18 of 42 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/louis

louis d'or

Origin: French, literally, gold louis: originally after "Louis XIII"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/louis-d-or

Wiktionary:

Louis

Origin: French royal name latinized as Ludovicus, from Germanic (Frankish) hlud ("fame") + wig ("warrior") (compare German Ludwig).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Louis

louis [French]

Origin: Louis, the name of certain Kings of France.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/louis

Random House Dictionary:

Louis

Origin: Germanic word meaning "loud battle".

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/louis

Oxford Dictionary:

Collins Dictionary:

louis d'or [French]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from French: golden louis, named after Louis XIII

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/louis-d-or

Merriam-Webster:

louis d'or

First use: 1665

Origin: French, from Louis XIII of France + d'or of gold

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/louis d'or

Encarta Dictionary:

louis [money]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: Shortening

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861739150​/definition​.html  [offline]

louis d'or

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: French, "louis of gold", after Louis XIII of France

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733176​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

louis [French] | Louis

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "louis"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "louis"

Audio 3: British English pronunciation of "Louis"

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louis d'or [French]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "louis d'or"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "louis d'or"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/louis-d-or

the Free Dictionary:

Louis

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Louis"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Louis"

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

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Louis

Google Dictionary:

Louis

Audio: English pronunciation of "Louis"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Louis

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Louis"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bixlou​02 word=Louis

Louis

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Louis"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=louis​01​p word=Louis

louis d'or

Audio: North American pronunciation of "louis d'or"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=louisd​01 word=louis d'or

YourDictionary Audio:

louis

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

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louis d'or

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "louis d'or" by speech synthesizer

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