The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]
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.
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
That there was current money in Abraham's time is
past doubt. --Arbuthnot.
Your fire-new stamp of honor is scarce current.
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;
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.