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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cash n.  A place where money is kept, or where it is deposited and paid out; a money box. [Obs.]
    This bank is properly a general cash, where every man lodges his money.   --Sir W. Temple.
    £20,000 are known to be in her cash.   --Sir R. Winwood.
 2. Com. (a) Ready money; especially, coin or specie; but also applied to bank notes, drafts, bonds, or any paper easily convertible into money. (b) Immediate or prompt payment in current funds; as, to sell goods for cash; to make a reduction in price for cash.
 Cash account Bookkeeping, an account of money received, disbursed, and on hand.
 Cash boy, in large retail stores, a messenger who carries the money received by the salesman from customers to a cashier, and returns the proper change. [Colloq.]
 Cash credit, an account with a bank by which a person or house, having given security for repayment, draws at pleasure upon the bank to the extent of an amount agreed upon; -- called also bank credit and cash account.
 Cash sales, sales made for ready, money, in distinction from those on which credit is given; stocks sold, to be delivered on the day of transaction.
 Syn: -- Money; coin; specie; currency; capital.