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.
Cash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cashed p. pr. & vb. n. Casing.] To pay, or to receive, cash for; to exchange for money; as, cash a note or an order.
Cash, v. t. To disband. [Obs.]
Cash, n. sing. & pl. A Chinese coin.
Note: ☞ In 1913 the cash (Chinese tsien) was the only current coin made by the chinese government. It is a thin circular disk of a very base alloy of copper, with a square hole in the center. 1,000 to 1,400 cash were equivalent to a dollar.
n 1: money in the form of bills or coins [syn: hard cash, hard
2: prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check
[syn: immediate payment] [ant: credit]
v : exchange for cash; "I cashed the check as soon as it arrived
in the mail" [syn: cash in]