Noun(1) the basic unit of money in Uganda; equal to 100 cents(2) the basic unit of money in Tanzania; equal to 100 cents(3) the basic unit of money in Somalia; equal to 100 cents(4) the basic unit of money in Kenya; equal to 100 cents(5) a former monetary unit in Great Britain(6) an English coin worth one twentieth of a pound
Verb(1) act as a shill
(1) I'll take anything, even old pennies from the pound shilling and pence era.(2) I browsed and noted the Tanzanian shilling prices being demanded for learned academic tomes on Law, History, Commerce and Science, all of them published in Britain.(3) At the close of trade on Friday, the Ugandan shilling traded at nearly 2,000 to the U.S. dollar.(4) For example in old British measures there were twelve inches in a foot, twelve pennies in a shilling etc.(5) There were twelve pence to a shilling and twenty shillings to a pound.(6) The basic monetary unit is the Somali shilling, with one hundred cents equal to one shilling .(7) Knowing that there were 12 pennies to the shilling , and 20 shillings to the pound, was second nature.(8) As the Kenya shilling fights its way up against the dollar, shareholders are capitalizing on the stock market before, inevitably, the prices start coming down.(9) Usually a two-kilogram tin of both mbuni and cherry go for only five shillings .(10) And who would go back to 12 pence to one shilling, 20 shillings to a pound with no calculator?(11) Granted more than just economic resources go into consumer decisions, but having shillings is one of the most basic.(12) Buy a little book ruled for the purpose for pounds, shillings and pence and keep an account of cash received and expended.(13) Now also operates an internet caf with four computers, charging 10 Kenyan shillings , that's less than one U.S. cent per minute.(14) Long before that, and before my time, the nation had adapted to Decimal Currency from ├ö├ç├┐Pounds, shillings and pence├ö├ç├û.(15) Even the fact that there are 2,170 Ugandan shillings to the euro tells its own tale of how wrecked the economy there is.(16) The main problem, of course, isn't one of pounds, shillings and pence, it's one of seconds, minutes and hours.