Penny


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Penny

The formal or informal name for the smallest unit of many currencies. One penny is usually equal in value to one cent or the equivalent.
References in classic literature ?
Freely's marriage with his daughter Penny, and having hit on a formula by which he could justify it, fenced off all doubts and objections, his own included.
Little Penny was very proud and fluttering, but hardly so happy as she expected to be in an engagement.
Kerry and husband James Casey, an RAF mechanic, have had their hopes pinned on getting leg splints which could help Penny stand on her own.
These days the penny is well past its prime and probably works the shortest shift of all our coins.
ONCE, I received an 1893 American Indian Head penny in change from an Edmonton Starbucks.
To declare that something 'is worth every penny' emphasises its substance; whilst to pronounce that someone ''does not have a penny to his name'' or ''does not have two pennies to rub together'' stresses that person's impoverishment.
A wise man once said that a penny saved is a penny earned, but he passed to his reward more than 200 years ago.
Filled with the same breezy writing style Holm used in her Baby Mouse series; Penny From Heaven introduces us to eleven-year-old Barbara Ann Falucci whose Daddy really liked Bing Crosby, and especially his song Pennies from Heaven.
The actress thinks that Leonard will be more of the bride than Penny.
Kevin is also an expert on local history and his talks cover the story of Penny Lane from 1845, the year the street name first appeared on a map.
Now, finding a penny on the sidewalk might be good luck, but it won't do you much good otherwise.
The class would recite: "Four farthings, one penny.