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In London, before I set out, I had paid one shilling; another was now demanded, so that upon the whole, from London to Richmond, the passage in the stage costs just two shillings.
Karl Philipp Moritz

Meaning of "shilling" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHILLING

Old English scilling; related to Old Norse skillingr, Gothic skilliggs, Old High German skilling.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHILLING

shilling  [ˈʃɪlɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHILLING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shilling is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHILLING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

shilling

Shilling

The shilling is a unit of currency formerly used in the United Kingdom and former British Commonwealth countries. The word shilling comes from scilling, an accounting term that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times where it was deemed to be the value of a cow in Kent or a sheep elsewhere. The word is thought to derive from the base skell-, "to ring/resound" and the diminutive suffix -ling. Slang terms for the old shilling coins include "bob" and "hog". The abbreviation for shilling is s, from the Latin solidus, the name of a Roman coin. Often it was informally represented by a slash, standing for a long s: e.g., "1/6" would be 1 shilling and sixpence, often pronounced "one and six". A price with no pence would be written with a slash and a dash, e.g., "11/-". Quite often a triangle or apostrophe would be used to give a neater appearance, e.g., "1'6" and "11'-". In Africa, it is often abbreviated sh. During the Great Recoinage of 1816, the mint was instructed to coin one troy pound of standard silver into 66 shillings, or its equivalent in other denominations.

Definition of shilling in the English dictionary

The first definition of shilling in the dictionary is a former British and Australian silver or cupronickel coin worth one twentieth of a pound: not minted in Britain since 1970 Abbreviation: s, sh. Other definition of shilling is the standard monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda: divided into 100 cents. Shilling is also an old monetary unit of the US varying in value in different states.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHILLING


billing
ˈbɪlɪŋ
boiling
ˈbɔɪlɪŋ
bone-chilling
bəʊnˈtʃɪlɪŋ
chilling
ˈtʃɪlɪŋ
drilling
ˈdrɪlɪŋ
failing
ˈfeɪlɪŋ
filing
ˈfaɪlɪŋ
filling
ˈfɪlɪŋ
fulfilling
fʊlˈfɪlɪŋ
grilling
ˈɡrɪlɪŋ
killing
ˈkɪlɪŋ
mailing
ˈmeɪlɪŋ
milling
ˈmɪlɪŋ
paling
ˈpeɪlɪŋ
sailing
ˈseɪlɪŋ
schilling
ˈʃɪlɪŋ
smiling
ˈsmaɪlɪŋ
styling
ˈstaɪlɪŋ
thrilling
ˈθrɪlɪŋ
willing
ˈwɪlɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHILLING

shiksa
shikse
shikseh
shilingi
shill
shill bidding
shillaber
shillala
shillelagh
shilling mark
shillingless
shillingsworth
Shillong
shilly-shallier
shilly-shallies
shilly-shallying
shillyshally
Shiloh
shilpit
shily

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHILLING

bestselling
calling
compelling
controlling
direct selling
dwelling
falling
feeling
hot-selling
installing
modelling
polling
rolling
scrolling
selling
spelling
start the ball rolling
storytelling
swelling
telling
travelling

Synonyms and antonyms of shilling in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «shilling» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHILLING

Find out the translation of shilling to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shilling from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shilling» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

先令
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chelín
570 millions of speakers

English

shilling
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शिलिंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشلن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шиллинг
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

shilling
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্রিেনের মুদ্রাবিশেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

shilling
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Shilling
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schilling
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シリング
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

실링
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shilling
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đồng si linh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஷில்லிங்க்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शिलिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şilin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scellino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szyling
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шилінг
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

șiling
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σελίνι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Shilling
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

shilling
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

shilling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shilling

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHILLING»

The term «shilling» is very widely used and occupies the 17.823 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHILLING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shilling

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4 QUOTES WITH «SHILLING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shilling.
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John James Audubon
Go where you will, if a shilling can there be procured, you may expect to meet with individuals in search of it.
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Bernard de Mandeville
There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from.
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Karl Philipp Moritz
In London, before I set out, I had paid one shilling; another was now demanded, so that upon the whole, from London to Richmond, the passage in the stage costs just two shillings.
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John Ridley
As a coping mechanism, or as a way to make a little hard count by shilling demons in the shadows, I try not to belittle the thought process of the conspiracy theorists. As a cocktail waitress in Vegas once schooled me: never get down on anybody else's hustle.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHILLING»

Discover the use of shilling in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shilling and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Age of Deleveraging: Investment Strategies for a Decade ...
This is a must-read book for all." —Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business, Stern School of Business, New York University "Watch as the world Gary paints in this book comes to pass.
A. Gary Shilling, 2010
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All for the King's Shilling: The British Soldier Under ...
The first work to closely examine the social composition of Wellington’s rank and file through the lens of military psychology, All for the King’s Shilling transcends the Napoleonic battlefield to help explain the motivation and ...
Edward J Coss, 2012
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The Body and Social Theory
Unrivalled in its clarity and coverage, this sparkling new edition of Chris Shilling’s classic text is a masterful account of the emergence and development of body matters in sociology and related disciplines.
Chris Shilling, 2012
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The Body in Culture, Technology and Society
This text is groundbreaking and simply has to be read' - Acta Sociologica 'This is Shilling at his creative best...these are seminal observations of the classical theories drawn together as never before.
Chris Shilling, 2005
5
Changing Bodies: Habit, Crisis and Creativity
Cutting edge text on the sociology of the body from one of the most popular and respected authors in the field today.
Chris Shilling, 2008
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The Fox In the Cupboard: A Memoir
It is also the story of a journey between the shifting worlds of town and country, childhood and adulthood, and a chronicle of the extraordinary characters the author met along the way.
Jane Shilling, 2006
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The Silver Shilling
High Impact offers high-interest books for the full secondary age range to motivate reluctant readers.
Mark Warner, 2002
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The World for a Shilling: How the Great Exhibition of 1851 ...
Michael Leapman explores how the exhibition came into being; the key characters who made it happen (from Prince Albert, who was credited with the idea, to Thomas Cook, whose cheap railway trips ensured its accessibility to all); and the ...
Michael Leapman, 2011
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Cassell's Shilling Cookery
Originally published in 1889, this is a wonderful cookery book full of old and forgotten recipes from the turn of the century.
A.G. Payne, 2006
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A Shilling for Candles
Was there anyone who didn’t want lovely screen actress Christine Clay dead?
Josephine Tey, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHILLING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shilling is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kenyan shilling eases on importer demand, central bank comment
NAIROBI, July 28 (Reuters) - The Kenyan shilling weakened on Tuesday due to importer dollar demand from oil companies as well as comments by the central ... «Reuters Africa, Jul 15»
2
Kenya's battle to support shilling hits bond trade
NAIROBI, July 17 (Reuters) - Kenya's move to raise interest rates on some short-term debt to support the battered shilling has made lower-yielding longer-term ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
3
Kenyan shilling weakens against dollar
Nairobi - Kenya's shilling weakened on Monday to a fresh three-and-a-half year low, Reuters data showed, hitting the 100 level against the dollar for the first time ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
4
Kenya Central Bank Moves Aggressively to Defend Shilling
Kenya's central bank surprised analysts on Tuesday by raising interest rates aggressively in a bid to control the slide of the Kenyan shilling against the dollar. «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
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Kenya's Shilling Weakens to Head for Worst Month Since 2011
Kenya's shilling headed for the biggest one-day gain since September, paring the worst monthly decline in three years, as the central bank intervened with dollar ... «Bloomberg, May 15»
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Kenyan shilling weakens, stocks down on profit-taking
Shilling seen headed to 97 per dollar * Safaricom down on profit-taking (Adds shilling closing rate, stocks, bonds) NAIROBI, May 20 The Kenyan shilling ... «Reuters, May 15»
7
Kenyan shilling falls, central bank targets speculators
(Updates with closing rate, shares) NAIROBI, May 6 The Kenyan shilling weakened on Wednesday, as the central bank pledged to contain inflation through ... «Reuters, May 15»
8
Tanzania Shilling Falls to Record as Growth Drives Dollar Demand
Tanzania's currency retreated to an all-time low as demand for dollars by companies investing in East Africa's fastest-growing economy overwhelmed central ... «Bloomberg, Apr 15»
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Kenyan shilling hits fresh 3-year low, seen under further pressure
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Kenyan shilling touched a fresh three-year low on Monday, with traders saying dollar demand from the energy sector could further ... «Reuters Africa, Apr 15»
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Where man and nature collide: Roadkill hot spots identified in …
Road Ecology Center co-director Fraser Shilling said it is the largest wildlife monitoring system in the state, featuring more than 29,000 observations of more ... «UC Davis, Apr 15»

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