Associations to the word «Monopoly»


MONOPOLY, noun. A situation, by legal privilege or other agreement, in which solely one party (company, cartel etc.) exclusively provides a particular product or service, dominating that market and generally exerting powerful control over it.
MONOPOLY, noun. An exclusive control over the trade or production of a commodity or service through exclusive possession.
MONOPOLY, noun. The privilege granting the exclusive right to exert such control.
MONOPOLY, noun. (metonymy) The market thus controlled.
MONOPOLY, noun. (metonymy) The holder (person, company or other) of such market domination in one of the the above manners.
MONOPOLY, proper noun. A board game in which players use play money to buy and trade properties, with the objective of forcing opponents into bankruptcy.
MONOPOLY MONEY, noun. Play money printed on paper, especially differently colored denominations of the board game Monopoly.
MONOPOLY MONEY, noun. (slang) (US) Bills of foreign currency which are brightly colored or printed on flimsy paper.
MONOPOLY MONEY, noun. (idiomatic) Money that doesn't really exist, referring to fraudulent record keeping.

Dictionary definition

MONOPOLY, noun. (economics) a market in which there are many buyers but only one seller; "a monopoly on silver"; "when you have a monopoly you can ask any price you like".
MONOPOLY, noun. Exclusive control or possession of something; "They have no monopoly on intelligence".
MONOPOLY, noun. A board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die.

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb