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Shilling is sometimes a misspelling of circling or shillings.

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Definition of the noun shilling

What does shilling mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: shillings

  1. the basic unit of money in Uganda; equal to 100 cents
  2. the basic unit of money in Tanzania; equal to 100 cents
  3. the basic unit of money in Somalia; equal to 100 cents
  4. the basic unit of money in Kenya; equal to 100 cents
  5. a former monetary unit in Great Britain
  6. an English coin worth one twentieth of a pound
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: coin = a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Alternative definition of the noun shilling


  1. A coin formerly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Australia, New Zealand and many other Commonwealth countries.
  2. The currency of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.


  1. The shilling is a unit of currency formerly used in the United Kingdom and other 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".
  2. Shilling: The English shilling was a silver coin of the Kingdom of England, when first introduced known as the testoon. It remained in circulation until it became the British shilling as the result of the Union of England and Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707.
  3. Shilling: The Australian Shilling was a coin of the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalization. The coin was minted from 1910 until 1963, excluding 1923, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1938, 1947, 1949 and 1951. After decimalization on 14 February 1966, it was equal to 10¢.

Phrases with Shilling

Phrases starting with the word Shilling:

  1. Shilling Sign
  2. Shilling Shocker

Phrases ending with the word Shilling:

  1. kenyan shilling
  2. King's Shilling
  3. british shilling
  4. ugandan shilling
  5. somalian shilling
  6. tanzanian shilling

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Shilling

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Google previewThe Prairie Farmer (1816)

A shilling." is the answer. "0, then get it, by all means-a shilling is a trifle.

Every shilling is a little rill-a small stream that runs into the post-rider's pocket or the collector's purse; :1 number of these little streams, thus united, make a large stream ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Brewing (2013)

Shilling system The shilling system is a historic system of nomenclature that originally arose in Scotland in the nineteenth century and was applied to Scottish ales. The names refer to the invoice cost, in shillings (1 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements... Vol. 1. [-18] (1797)

A Io shillinga:.} OsL. l. shilling, or a penny, is an equal number os pounde, shillings or pence; and these two last are easily reduced to pnundq. The value, at any other rate, may be calculatcd by easy methrarls, depending on some contraction ...

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Quotes about Shilling

The poor man's shilling is but a penny.
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Scrabble value of S1H4I1L1L1I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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