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florin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n florin formerly the basic unit of money in the Netherlands; equal to 100 cents
    • n florin the basic unit of money in Suriname; equal to 100 cents
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Florin A silver coin of Florence, first struck in the twelfth century, and noted for its beauty. The name is given to different coins in different countries. The florin of England, first minted in 1849, is worth two shillings, or about 48 cents; the florin of the Netherlands, about 40 cents; of Austria, about 36 cents.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n florin The English name of a gold coin weighing about 55 grains, first issued at Florence in 1252, and having on the obverse a lily and tbe word “Florentia.” The coin enjoyed great commercial popularity, and was largely imitated in France, Germany, Hungary, Bohemia, and elsewhere.
    • n florin An English gold coin issued by Edward III. in 1343-4, and worth at the time 6 shillings. On the obverse it bore a leopard crowned.
    • n florin An English silver coin worth 2 shillings, being the tenth part of a pound, current since 1849.
    • n florin The silver gulden of Austria and formerly of South Germany, and the guilder of the Netherlands, worth a little less than the English florin. See gulden and guilder.
    • n florin Abbreviated fl.
    • n florin A Polish silver coin of the value of about 12 United States cents.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Florin flor′in an English silver coin worth 2s., first minted in 1849: in Austria the unit of account, otherwise called gulden, with a value about 2s.: in Holland sometimes called guilder, and worth about 1s. 8d.:
    • n Florin flor′in (orig.) a Florentine gold coin with a lily stamped on one side, first struck in the 11th century.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. florin, It. florino, orig., a Florentine coin, with a lily on it, fr. flore, a flower, fr. L. flos,. See Flower, and cf. Floren
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., from It. fiorinofiore, a lily—L. flos.

Usage

In literature:

Ah, very well, you've lost, and don't forget That you are now, let's see, a florin in my debt.
"The Minstrel" by Lennox Amott
The latter was much sought after, and even an inferior bulb might command a price of 2000 florins.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
He offers him money, first one, than two, than three hundred florins.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
The structure, of costliest materials, reared by Gian Antonio Amadeo, cost him fifty thousand golden florins.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
He was buried in the West Church, and his funeral was so simple that its cost was registered as only fifteen florins.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
She found that she had half-crowns, florins and sixpences, but she had no shillings.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
Florins were next issued, in 1344, of the value of six shillings.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
It was sold for 2400 florins, or about 1000 dollars.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
Giotto appeared and had him summoned, claiming two florins for the painting, and the other claimed them from him.
"Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
But he demanded to know if there was not another Princess called Florine?
"Edmund Dulac’s Fairy-Book" by Edmund Dulac
Now then, fellow, for a pull at the florin-tree.
"The Sundering Flood" by William Morris
The house was for his two married sons, with a sum of three hundred florins each.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
Fifteen thousand florins are thirty-two thousand francs, or twelve hundred of your English pounds sterling.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
That was money just as much as a florin pushed across the counter.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
In the year 1606, Galileo was again appointed to the professorship at Padua, with an augmented stipend of 520 florins.
"The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler" by David Brewster
The Irishman's pockets were full of half-crowns and florins and sixpences for the rosy-faced, bare-footed, dirty, happy children.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
He produced two florins, a sixpence, and a halfpenny.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
How gladly would I have compromised with conscience if I had had a florin and a sixpence!
"A Retrospect" by James Hudson Taylor
This cargo was purchased for 588,874 florins and was sold for 2,000,000 florins.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
Thirteen florins his funeral cost, and even this small expense had to be met by his daughter-in-law.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
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In poetry:

Everything is different in Africa.
Strange stars by night look down,
And threepence is called a tickey
And a florin’s like half-a-crown.
"Everything Is Different In Africa" by Cicely Fox Smith
“Such an one I know,” he said,
“Who hideth store of money red.”
Maltete grinned at him cruelly:
“Thou florin-maker, come anigh.”
Deus est Deus pauperum.
"The God Of The Poor" by William Morris

In news:

Frederick Florin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images.
One of the last wishes of Florine Stettheimer, an American painter who died in 1944 at the age of 73, was that all the work in her studio be destroyed upon her death.
Paige Florin puts heart into her Bat Mitzvah project.
Serving Montgomery County, PA. Paige Florin, 13 of Upper Dublin, fully put her heart into her Bat Mitzvah Project.
Corey Perrine/Staff Florine Powell speaks to the grave of her son, Cedric Robinson, July 23, 2012 at Fort Myers Cemetery.
Building owner Florin Dragan explained he's done plenty to deal with the situation, buying the proper chemicals and a high-tech steamer to help tenants fight the infestation .
That's a mere 20 seconds faster than the mark established by Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama in October 2008.
Danny Kaye Snead, son of Florine Cole and the late Lester Snead Cole was born December 16, 1959 in Smithfield, NC.
(Cabrillo Marine Aquarium / Gary Florin).
Betty was born June 22, 1929, in Good Hope, to Frances Smith and Ollie Florine Smith.
Girls believed to be in Florin area of Sacramento.
A motorcyclist who was found dead Friday morning lying in the yard of a vacant home along Florin Road in Sacramento has been identified.
Go With The Flow, Mike Holloway Show - florine.
The burned homes are located at South Watt Avenue near Florin Road.
Hundreds of students at Florin Elementary School took part in a schoolwide Hula Hooping program Monday aimed at teaching children the importance of exercise and nutrition.
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In science:

In particular, Florin Moldoveanu has published a comprehensive review, Moldoveanu (2011), which also cites many other works.
Simple refutation of Joy Christian's simple refutation of Bell's simple theorem
In a radioactive decay series, the end product is reached not only via the emission of α and β particles but also directly via heavy nuclei emission, the clusters, like Carbon, Oxygen, Florine, Neon, Magnesium and Silicon.
A new semiempirical formula for exotic cluster decays of nuclei
Radulescu, Florin Random matrices, amalgamated free products and subfactors in free group factors of noninteger index.
Some free entropy dimension inequalities for subfactors
My special thanks go to Florian Heß, J¨urgen Kl¨uners, and Florin Nicolae for fruitful discussions on this work.
Distribution of Artin-Schreier extensions
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