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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]