Current

Definition of Current

Cur´rent   Pronunciation: k?r´rent
a.1.Running or moving rapidly.
Like the current fire, that renneth
Upon a cord.
- Gower.
To chase a creature that was current then
In these wild woods, the hart with golden horns.
- Tennyson.
2.Now passing, as time; as, the current month.
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.
That there was current money in Abraham's time is past doubt.
- Arbuthnot.
Your fire-new stamp of honor is scarce current.
- Shak.
His current value, which is less or more as men have occasion for him.
- Grew.
4.Commonly estimated or acknowledged.
5.Fitted for general acceptance or circulation; authentic; passable.
O Buckingham, now do I play the touch
To try if thou be current gold indeed.
- Shak.
Account current
See under Account.
Current money
lawful money.
- Abbott.
n.1.
1.A flowing or passing; onward motion. Hence: A body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or of air; that which resembles a stream in motion; as, a current of electricity.
Two such silver currents, when they join,
Do glorify the banks that bound them in.
- Shak.
The surface of the ocean is furrowed by currents, whose direction . . . the navigator should know.
- Nichol.
2.General course; ordinary procedure; progressive and connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of opinion, etc.
Current meter
an instrument for measuring the velocity, force, etc., of currents.
Current mill
a mill driven by a current wheel.
Current wheel
a wheel dipping into the water and driven by the current of a stream or by the ebb and flow of the tide.

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