Current money
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • current money — money which passes through traders or dealers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • current money — Money which is in general circulation; currency. See currency …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • current money — The currency of the country; whatever is intended to and does actually circulate as currency; every species of coin or currency. In this phrase the adjective current is not synonymous with convertible . It is employed to describe money which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • current money — The currency of the country; whatever is intended to and does actually circulate as currency; every species of coin or currency. In this phrase the adjective current is not synonymous with convertible . It is employed to describe money which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • current money — noun : lawful or universally acceptable money …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • money — [mun′ē] n. pl. moneys or monies [OFr moneie < L moneta, a MINT1] 1. a) standard pieces of gold, silver, copper, nickel, etc., stamped by government authority and used as a medium of exchange and measure of value; coin or coins: also called… …   English World dictionary

  • current — [kʉr′ənt] adj. [altered (infl. by L) < ME curraunt < OFr curant, prp. of courre < L currere, to run < IE base * kers , to run, wagon > Gaul carros] 1. Obs. running or flowing 2. a) now going on; now in progress [the current month,… …   English World dictionary

  • money — In usual and ordinary acceptation it means coins and paper currency used as circulating medium of exchange, and does not embrace notes, bonds, evidences of debt, or other personal or real estate. Lane v. Railey, 280 Ky. 319, 133 S.W.2d 74, 79, 81 …   Black's law dictionary

  • money — In usual and ordinary acceptation it means coins and paper currency used as circulating medium of exchange, and does not embrace notes, bonds, evidences of debt, or other personal or real estate. Lane v. Railey, 280 Ky. 319, 133 S.W.2d 74, 79, 81 …   Black's law dictionary

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