What does annuit coeptis novus ordo seclorum and e pluribus unum mean?

These three Latin phrases, which can all be found on the back of the United States $1.00 bill, mean:

  • annuit coeptis - he/it has approved [our] undertakings
  • novus ordo seclorum - a new order of the ages
  • e pluribus unum - out of many, one

Annuit coeptis appears by the pyramid with an eye on top of it on the dollar bill. It means "He winks at our beginnings". Novus ordo seclorum means "a new order of the ages" and e pluribus unum of course means "from many, one".