Current meter
Current Cur"rent, n. [Cf. F. courant. See {Current}, a. ] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

Two such silver currents, when they join, Do glorify the banks that bound them in. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The surface of the ocean is furrowed by currents, whose direction . . . the navigator should know. --Nichol. [1913 Webster]

2. General course; ordinary procedure; progressive and connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of opinion, etc. [1913 Webster]

{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.

Syn: Stream; course. See {Stream}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Current — Cur rent, n. [Cf. F. courant. See {Current}, a. ] [1913 Webster] 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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