Main definitions of euro in English

: euro1euro2

euro1

noun

  • The single European currency, which replaced the national currencies of France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Luxembourg, Austria, Finland, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium, and the Netherlands in 2002. Nineteen member states of the European Union now use the euro.

    • ‘My view is that the pound moves more closely with the dollar than with the euro.’
    • ‘It predicted that the dollar would fall to $1.07 against the euro in the current year.’
    • ‘The rocketing value of the euro against the dollar means interest rates will not rise this year.’
    • ‘But higher oil prices and the fall in the value of the dollar against the euro impacted export growth.’
    • ‘I bought my digital camera upon landing in the States for several hundred euro cheaper than Ireland.’
    • ‘The currency markets are busily marking sterling down against both the dollar and the euro in anticipation of early action.’
    • ‘The highest increase in dollar value to the euro in the past two years does not worry Bulgarian economists.’
    • ‘The German mark was introduced as a parallel currency to the Yugoslav dinar and then the euro.’
    • ‘In 2002, France will convert from the franc to the euro for all financial transactions.’
    • ‘The Dutch greeted the euro with a national party, champagne at bank queues and general merriment.’
    • ‘He blames the continued strength of sterling against other currencies, particularly the euro.’
    • ‘The strength of the euro against the dollar caused significant problems in 2004.’
    • ‘Unless we see the dollar and the euro coming closer to parity, it is unlikely to happen.’
    • ‘Britain has been skittish in the extreme about abandoning pound sterling for the euro.’
    • ‘From the change in the exchange rate, it is not possible to make any inferences about the value of the dollar or the euro.’
    • ‘Two kids come into possession of £250,000 and need to spend it before the currency changes to the euro.’
    • ‘The downturn in the US should be expected to lead to a fall in the US dollar against the euro.’
    • ‘It has been years now since much of Europe abandoned national currencies for the euro.’
    • ‘They have all been influenced by the unexpected surge in the value of the euro against the dollar.’
    • ‘And next February the Irish punt will cease to be legal tender when it is replaced by the euro.’

Main definitions of euro in English

: euro1euro2

euro2

noun

  • The common wallaroo (see wallaroo)

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Adnyamadhanha yuru.

Main definitions of euro in English

: euro1euro2

Euro

adjective

informal
  • European, especially concerned with the European Union.

    ‘he voted with the government in the Euro debate’
    • ‘There is no such Euro coin but how big does he think a five cent coin is?’
    • ‘Celtic may have a new manager, but the Euro ineptitude which has been their hallmark of late remains.’
    • ‘He needs as much exposure to the international stage as he can get before the Euro marathon begins.’
    • ‘The reduced bin collection is just one manifestation of these tedious Euro waste regulations.’
    • ‘If he can deliver the British people to the Euro leaders, the Presidency of Europe awaits him.’
    • ‘Hayes argues that even if Reds fail to qualify, their Euro campaign will not have been a failure.’
    • ‘According to the poll, two-thirds of people say they plan to vote in the Euro elections.’
    • ‘Had he held a Euro referendum in his first gilded year in office he may well have won the argument, but he bottled it.’
    • ‘In the Euro elections, the issue was going to be Europe and our relationship to it.’
    • ‘How much you like this comes down to how much you think 60s and 70s Euro jazz is cool.’
    • ‘The Rangers players are performing now not merely in the name of Euro glory for their own survival.’
    • ‘However, the Euro NCAP rating of three stars is competitive for a car of this age and size.’
    • ‘The local party kept my vote, but in the Euro elections I went for UKIP for a variety of reasons.’
    • ‘Today she hoped to have signed her nomination papers for the June 10 Euro elections.’
    • ‘Since the beginning of the year Euro law has insisted that we think metric.’
    • ‘As we wait, we will see the economies of the Euro countries collapse from within.’
    • ‘Through its Treasury operations, it has owned planes, and boats and even a couple of Euro trains.’
    • ‘People can start spending the new Euro notes and coins from midnight on January 1.’
    • ‘If she's moved, it might be a sign that there's unlikely to be a Euro referendum soon.’
    • ‘Norway's absence from the EU means the map of Europe on the Euro coin looks a bit rude.’

Pronunciation:

Euro

/ˈyo͝orō/