(Mone), n. A moan. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Mo*ne"cian Mo*ne"cious) a. (Bot.) See Moncian, and Moncious.
(Mon*em"bry*o*ny) n. [See Mono- , and Embryo.] (Bot.) The condition of an ovule
having but a single embryo. Mon*em`bry*on"ic a.
(Mo"ner) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Monera.
(||Mo*ne"ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. mo`nos single.] (Zoöl.) The lowest division of rhizopods, including
those which resemble the ambas, but are destitute of a nucleus.
(Mo*ne"ral) a. Of or pertaining to the Monera.
(Mo*ne"ran) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Monera. n. One of the Monera.
(||Mo*ne"ron) n.; pl. L. Monera (#); E. Monerons [NL.] (Zoöl.) One of the Monera.
(||Mo*ner"u*la) n. [NL., dim. of moner. See Monera.] (Biol.) A germ in that stage of development
in which its form is simply that of a non- nucleated mass of protoplasm. It precedes the one-celled germ.
So called from its likeness to a moner. Haeckel.
(Mo*ne"sia) n. (Pharm.) The bark, or a vegetable extract brought in solid cakes from South
America and believed to be derived from the bark, of the tree Chrysophyllum glycyphlum. It is used as
an alterative and astringent.
(Mo*ne"sin) n. The acrid principle of Monesia, sometimes used as a medicine.
(Mo*nest") v. t. [See Admonish.] To warn; to admonish; to advise. [Obs.] Wyclif
Monetary unit, the standard of a national currency, as the dollar in the United States, the pound in
England, the franc in France, the mark in Germany.
(Mon"e*ta*ry) a. [L. monetarius belonging to a mint. See Money.] Of or pertaining to money,
or consisting of money; pecuniary. "The monetary relations of Europe." E. Everett.
(Mon"eth) n. A month. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Mon`e*ti*za"tion) n. The act or process of converting into money, or of adopting as money; as,
the monetization of silver.
(Mon"e*tize) v. t. To convert into money; to adopt as current money; as, to monetize silver.
(Mon"ey) n.; pl. Moneys [OE. moneie, OF. moneie, F. monnaie, fr. L. moneta. See Mint
place where coin is made, Mind, and cf. Moidore, Monetary.]
1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority
as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number
of such pieces; coin.
To prevent such abuses, . . . it has been found necessary . . . to affix a public stamp upon certain
quantities of such particular metals, as were in those countries commonly made use of to purchase
goods. Hence the origin of coined money, and of those public offices called mints.A. Smith.
2. Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as a government note, a bank note, a certificate
of deposit, etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive
sense, any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and selling.