cur·rent /ˈkɝənt, ˈkʌrənt/
cur·rent /ˈkɝənt, ˈkərənt/ 名詞
電流; 現行; 目前的; 目前; 現用 CUR
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. --Tennyson.
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 history.
That there was current money in Abraham's time is past doubt. --Arbuthnot.
Your fire-new stamp of honor is scarce current. --Shak.
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; passable.
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.
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.
Two such silver currents, when they join,
Do glorify the banks that bound them in. --Shak.
The surface of the ocean is furrowed by currents, whose direction . . . the navigator should know. --Nichol.
2. General course; ordinary procedure; progressive and connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of opinion, etc.
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.
adj : occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current
events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations";
"current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current
position" [ant: noncurrent]
n 1: a flow of electricity through a conductor; "the current was
measured in amperes" [syn: electric current]
2: a steady flow (usually from natural causes); "the raft
floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of
air" [syn: stream]
3: dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive
events or ideas; "two streams of development run through
American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of
thought"; "the current of history" [syn: stream, flow]