noun, plural cur·ren·cies.
- currant bun,
- currant jelly clot,
- currant tomato,
- currency bar,
- currency bond,
- currency note,
- currency principle,
Origin of currency
Examples from the Web for currency
At currency auctions, it traded at around 64.45 rubles to the dollar and 78.8 to the euro.
Currency problems are procyclical, which is to say that they create their own momentum.
They say the currency devalues a few points just in the time it takes to smoke a cigarette.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.|Anna Nemtsova|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They form a daily currency by which we settle relationships, but they also create doubt.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the wildly popular HBO show Game of Thrones, blood, like sex, is currency.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep|Lizzie Crocker|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Next in importance to the fiscal laws for the revenue of the Island comes the currency question.Industrial Cuba|Robert P. Porter
The meaning of payment in currency, they interpreted, as giving one note for another, or four shillings for five shillings.The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)|John West
One hundred pounds English currency will just fill the bill.The Green Mummy|Fergus Hume
So he returned home and thence despatched the amount in currency notes to Gobardhan.Tales of Bengal|S. B. Banerjea
The last year it had expended £700 currency, and had then in its treasury £600 currency.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
noun plural -cies
- (formerly) the native-born Australians, as distinct from the British immigrants
- (as modifier)a currency lad
Word Origin for currency
1650s, "condition of flowing," from Latin currens, present participle of currere "to run" (see current (adj.)); the sense of a flow or course extended 1699 (by John Locke) to "circulation of money."
Any form of money in actual use as a medium of exchange.