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NOUN (1)

1. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank);
- Example: "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
[syn: bill, note, government note, bank bill, banker's bill, bank note, banknote, Federal Reserve note, greenback]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

banknote \bank"note`\, bank note \bank" note`\(b[a^][ng]k"n[=o]t`). 1. A promissory note issued by a bank or banking company, payable to the bearer on demand. See also sense 4. [1913 Webster] Note: In the United States popularly called a bank bill. [1913 Webster] 2. Formerly, a promissory note made by a banker, or banking company, payable to a specified person at a fixed date; a bank bill. See Bank bill, 2. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. A promissory note payable at a bank. [1913 Webster] 4. A promissory note issued by an authorized bank, payable to the bearer on demand and intended to circulate as government-authorized money; in the United States such notes may only be issued by a Federal Reserve Bank; as, he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty banknotes. Syn: bill, note, government note, bank bill, banker's bill, bank note, Federal Reserve note, greenback. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

banknote n 1: a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes" [syn: bill, note, government note, bank bill, banker's bill, bank note, banknote, Federal Reserve note, greenback]