shekel: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (shek'ul), [key]
- a paper money, cupronickel or silver coin, and monetary unit of Israel equal to 100 agorot: replaced the pound in 1980.
- an ancient, orig. Babylonian, unit of weight, of varying value, taken as equal to the fiftieth or the sixtieth part of a mina or to about a quarter to half an ounce.
- a coin of this weight, esp. the chief silver coin of the ancient Hebrews.
- money; cash.
- shekel (Thesaurus)