Definition of shilling:
- A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty- four cents of the United States currency.
- In the United States, a denomination of money, differing in value in different States. It is not now legally recognized.
- The Spanish real, of the value of one eight of a dollar, or 12 cets; - formerly so called in New York and some other States. See Note under 2.
- "The Crofton Boys", Harriet Martineau.
- "The Charm of Ireland", Burton Egbert Stevenson.
When he saw his old pupil, he was deeply moved, strange as it may appear, and then told him with genuine eloquence that he had not a shilling, and that he and his children were starving to death, and at the end he begged him to find a place for him on the staff of La Independencia.- "Maximina", Armando Palacio Valdés.