What is another word for farthing?

Pronunciation: [fˈɑːθɪŋ] (IPA)

Farthing is a word that used to be used to describe a coin that is a fourth of a penny. This word was used a lot in the past, but it is not very commonly used anymore. However, there are several synonyms that can be used in place of the word farthing. Some of these synonyms include a quarter, a cent, a pence, and a halfpenny. These words all describe a very small denomination of currency, which is typically not used very often in modern times. Nevertheless, knowing the synonyms for farthing can be helpful for those who are studying the history of money or learning about old English language.

Synonyms for Farthing:

What are the hypernyms for Farthing?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Farthing?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for farthing (as nouns)

Usage examples for Farthing

I had found a farthing.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
An hour later it was discovered that a week had elapsed between the losing and finding of the farthing.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
I would wager ten pounds to a farthing she be revealed in time if she but will it.
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Famous quotes with Farthing

  • Beef also was difficult to be procured and exceedingly poor; the price nearly sixpence farthing per pound.
    William Bligh
  • Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice.
    Horace Walpole
  • In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
    Mark Twain
  • I have struggled for forty-seven years, distinguishing myself honourably in every way that I possibly could. I never had a compliment, nor a "thank you," nor a single farthing. I translate a doubtful book in my old age, and I immediately make sixteen thousand guineas. Now that I know the tastes of England, we need never be without money.
    Richard Francis Burton
  • I write not for your farthing, but to try / How I your farthing writers, may outvie.
    Isaac Watts

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