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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Penny \Pen"ny\ (p[e^]n"n[y^]), adjective [Perh. a corruption of pun, for pound.] Denoting the weight in pounds for one thousand; -- used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Penny \Pen*ny\, noun; pl. {Pennies}or {Pence} (p[e^]ns). Pennies denotes the number of coins; pence the amount of pennies in value. [OE. peni, AS. penig, pening, pending; akin to D. penning, OHG. pfenning, pfenting, G. pfennig, Icel. penningr; of uncertain origin.]

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. --Shak.

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Penny \Pen"ny\, adjective Worth or costing one penny; as, penny candy.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

penny

noun

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: {penny}, {cent}, {centime}]


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