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[ ʃˈɛkə͡l], [ ʃˈɛkə‍l], [ ʃ_ˈɛ_k_əl]

The shekel is a historical unit of weight and currency used in ancient Israel and neighboring regions. It is now the currency of Israel. Some common synonyms for shekel include money, currency, cash, coins, bills, and dough. Other colloquial terms for money include moolah, loot, greenbacks, riches, and bankroll. In addition to these words, different cultures and regions may have their own words for money. For example, in the United Kingdom, the term quids is often used to refer to pounds sterling. Ultimately, no matter what word is used, the shekel and other forms of currency serve as a means to facilitate trade and commerce in our daily lives.

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    • Proper noun, singular
    • Noun, singular or mass

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Usage examples for Shekel

Before the epoch of the monarchy the prophet received a quarter of a shekel as a return for his services.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)"
Max Duncker
Intellectual delight is my bribe for living, and though the bargain be a hard one, I shall endeavour to exact the last shekel which is my due.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters"
Jack London Anna Strunsky
There were not only cattle-dealers and sellers of pigeons, but also money-changers; for every Jew had to pay to the Temple treasury an annual tax of half a shekel, and this tax could be paid only in the sacred currency.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods

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