An amount of cash or credit: raised the money for the new playground. A medium that can be exchanged for goods and services and is used as a measure of their values on the market, including among its forms a commodity such as gold, an officially issued coin or note, or a deposit in a checking account or other readily liquefiable account. The official currency, coins, and negotiable paper notes issued by a government. Assets and property considered in terms of monetary value; wealth. Pecuniary profit or loss: He made money on the sale of his properties. One's salary; pay: It was a terrible job, but the money was good. Sums of money, especially of a specified nature. Often used in the plural: state tax moneys; monies set aside for research and development. A wealthy person, family, or group: to come from old money; to marry into money. for (one's) money According to one's opinion, choice, or preference: For my money, it's not worth the trouble. in the money Slang Rich; affluent. in the money Sports & Games Taking first, second, or third place in a contest on which a bet has been placed, such as a horserace. on the money Exact; precise. put money on Sports & Games To place a bet on. put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is Slang To live up to one's words; act according to one's own advice.