Current


Current
Current Cur"rent (k?r"rent), a. [OE. currant, OF. curant, corant, p. pr. of curre, corre, F. courre, courir, to run, from L. currere; perh. akin to E. horse. Cf. {Course}, {Concur}, {Courant}, {Coranto}.] 1. Running or moving rapidly. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Like the current fire, that renneth Upon a cord. --Gower. [1913 Webster]

To chase a creature that was current then In these wild woods, the hart with golden horns. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. Now passing, as time; as, the current month. [1913 Webster]

3. Passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulating through the community; generally received; common; as, a current coin; a current report; current history. [1913 Webster]

That there was current money in Abraham's time is past doubt. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

Your fire-new stamp of honor is scarce current. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

His current value, which is less or more as men have occasion for him. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

4. Commonly estimated or acknowledged. [1913 Webster]

5. Fitted for general acceptance or circulation; authentic; passable. [1913 Webster]

O Buckingham, now do I play the touch To try if thou be current gold indeed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Account current}. See under {Account}.

{Current money}, lawful money. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]


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