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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] [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]