mon·ey n. pl. mon·eys or mon·ies
A medium that can be exchanged for goods and services and is used as a measure of their values on the market, including among its forms a commodity such as gold, an officially issued coin or note, or a deposit in a checking account or other readily liquifiable account.
The official currency, coins, and negotiable paper notes issued by a government.
Assets and property considered in terms of monetary value; wealth.
Pecuniary profit or loss: He made money on the sale of his properties.
One's salary; pay: It was a terrible job, but the money was good.
An amount of cash or credit: raised the money for the new playground.
Sums of money, especially of a specified nature. Often used in the plural: state tax moneys; monies set aside for research and development.
A wealthy person, family, or group: to come from old money; to marry into money.
for (one's) money
According to one's opinion, choice, or preference: For my money, it's not worth the trouble.
in the money
Slang Rich; affluent.
Sports & Games Taking first, second, or third place in a contest on which a bet has been placed, such as a horserace.
on the money
put money on Sports & Games
To place a bet on.
put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is Slang
To live up to one's words; act according to one's own advice.
Ayala has won 10, 6, and 7 (so far) games in each of his 3 MLB seasons, respectively, all in relief. He's never finished with an ERA above 3 (though right now he's at 3.05 for 2005), a WHIP above 1.20 (though, again, he's at 1.32 currently for 2005), never let up double digit homers, never had worse than a 3/1 K/BB Ratio. I'd say there's a lot more going on than luck in his vulture wins. There's a reason why some relievers win 7 or more games per season while others don't. Being put into the situation is only one piece of the puzzle.