- something that is used as a medium of exchange; money.
- general acceptance; prevalence; vogue.
- a time or period during which something is widely accepted and circulated.
- the fact or quality of being widely accepted and circulated from person to person.
- circulation, as of coin.
Origin of currency
Related Words for currencycash, notes, dough, wad, cabbage, roll, bread, moolah, specie, dinero, coinage
Examples from the Web for currency
Contemporary Examples of currency
At currency auctions, it traded at around 64.45 rubles to the dollar and 78.8 to the euro.How Crimea Crashed the Russian Economy
December 17, 2014
Currency problems are procyclical, which is to say that they create their own momentum.Putin Can’t Bully or Bomb a Recession
December 16, 2014
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.
December 4, 2014
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
November 3, 2014
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
October 3, 2014
Historical Examples of currency
Connected with this subject is the character of the currency.
With acute precipitancy he was separated from the currency that had come to him.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
The nation was deeply in debt, and its currency was a paper one.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
It is its general recognition that gives a truth a proverb's currency.The Railroad Question
His money he never got back, but gold is not the currency of the other world.The Little Manx Nation - 1891
- a metal or paper medium of exchange that is in current use in a particular country
- general acceptance or circulation; prevalencethe currency of ideas
- the period of time during which something is valid, accepted, or in force
- the act of being passed from person to person
- Australian (formerly) the local medium of exchange, esp in the colonies, as distinct from sterling
- Australian slang
- (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.