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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pence /ˈpɛn(t)s/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pen·ny, n.; pl. Pennies or Pence Pennies denotes the number of coins; pence the amount of pennies in value.
 1. A former English coin, originally of copper, then of bronze, the twelfth part of an English shilling in account value, and equal to four farthings, or about two cents; -- usually indicated by the abbreviation d. (the initial of denarius).
 Note:“The chief Anglo-Saxon coin, and for a long period the only one, corresponded to the denarius of the Continent . . . [and was] called penny, denarius, or denier.” --R. S. Poole.   The ancient silver penny was worth about three pence sterling (see Pennyweight).  The old Scotch penny was only one twelfth the value of the English coin.  In the United States the word penny is popularly used for cent.
 2. Any small sum or coin; a groat; a stiver.
 3. Money, in general; as, to turn an honest penny.
 What penny hath Rome borne,
 What men provided, what munition sent?   --Shak.
 4. Script. See Denarius.
 Penny cress Bot., an annual herb of the Mustard family, having round, flat pods like silver pennies (Thlaspi arvense).  Also spelled pennycress. --Dr. Prior.
 Penny dog Zool., a kind of shark found on the South coast of Britain: the tope.
 Penny pincher, Penny father, a penurious person; a miser; a niggard.  The latter phrase is now obsolete. --Robinson (More's Utopia).
 Penny grass Bot., pennyroyal. [R.]
 Penny post, a post carrying a letter for a penny; also, a mail carrier.
 Penny wise, wise or prudent only in small matters; saving small sums while losing larger; penny-wise; -- used chiefly in the phrase, penny wise and pound foolish.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pence n., pl. of Penny. See Penny.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United
           Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
      2: a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
         [syn: cent, centime]
      [also: pence (pl)]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See penny