Crossword clues for currency
- Medium of exchange
- Country's money
- What's used to pay fare from India, reserving mid-section of seating area
- Scoundrel about to attend college in US city - it’s topical
- Up-to-dateness; money
- Valuable paper
- Money in accepted use
- It's often exchanged at airports
- Very stable means of exchange
- Money that keeps value: coins rather than notes?
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- The property of belonging to the present time
- A current state of general acceptance and use
- General acceptance or use
- The metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
- Money system
- General prevalence of money
- Money; up-to-dateness
- Money of a country
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Currency \Cur"ren*cy\ (k?r"r?n-c?), n.; pl. Currencies (-s?z). [Cf. LL. currentia a current, fr. L. currens, p. pr. of currere to run. See Current.]
A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a stream; as, the currency of time. [Obs.]
The state or quality of being current; general acceptance or reception; a passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulation; as, a report has had a long or general currency; the currency of bank notes.
That which is in circulation, or is given and taken as having or representing value; as, the currency of a country; a specie currency; esp., government or bank notes circulating as a substitute for metallic money.
Fluency; readiness of utterance. [Obs.]
Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
He . . . takes greatness of kingdoms according to their bulk and currency, and not after intrinsic value.
The bare name of Englishman . . . too often gave a transient currency to the worthless and ungrateful.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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."
n. 1 money or other items used to facilitate transactions. 2 (context more specifically English) paper money. 3 The state of being current; general acceptance or recognition. 4 (context obsolete English) fluency; readiness of utterance 5 (context obsolete English) Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
A currency (from , "in circulation", from ) in the most specific use of the word refers to money in any form when in actual use or circulation as a medium of exchange, especially circulating banknotes and coins. A more general definition is that a currency is a system of money (monetary units) in common use, especially in a nation. Under this definition, British pounds, Australian dollars, and European euros are examples of currency. These various currencies are recognized stores of value and are traded between nations in foreign exchange markets, which determine the relative values of the different currencies. Currencies in this sense are defined by governments, and each type has limited boundaries of acceptance.
Other definitions of the term "currency" are discussed in their respective synonymous articles banknote, coin, and money. The latter definition, pertaining to the currency systems of nations, is the topic of this article. Currencies can be classified into two monetary systems: fiat money and commodity money, depending on what guarantees the value (the economy at large vs. the government's physical metal reserves). Some currencies are legal tender in certain political jurisdictions, which means they cannot be refused as payment for debt. Others are simply traded for their economic value. Digital currency has arisen with the popularity of computers and the Internet.
Currency is the ninth solo studio album by Houston rapper Lil' Keke. It was released on October 26, 2004, and features guest appearances by 8Ball, Killa Kyleon, Chris Ward, Mobb Figgaz and more.
Currency in economics may refer to:
- Currency, the paper or non-metal circulating medium of exchange of a country, banknotes
- Currency, all circulating media of exchange of a particular government, both banknotes and coin
- Currency, may refer to any generally accepted medium of exchange, including non-physical media, thus used as synonym for money
- Currency may refer to a particular authorized monetary system, monetized in specific units (euros, dollars, pesos, etc.) which may be given international value by their exchange values in foreign exchange
Currency may also refer to:
- Currency (album), an album by the rapper Lil' Keke
- Currency (film), a 2009 Malayalam film by Swathy Bhaskar
- Currency (lads and lasses), colonial-born Australians
- Currency Magazine, a monthly magazine covering hip-hop music, fashion, and culture
- Currency (typography), character used to denote a currency
- Currensy (born 1981), American rapper
Currency is a 2009 Malayalam crime film by directed by Swathi Bhaskar starring Jayasurya, Kalabhavan Mani, Mukesh and Meera Nandan.
There have been allegations that the film has been inspired from the film The Man Who Copied.
Currency is an obsolete term for native-born Australians of European descent. It dates back to early 19th century when New South Wales was still a British colony and penal settlement.
In Two Years in New South Wales, published in 1827, Peter Miller Cunningham wrote: "Our colonial-born brethren are best known here by the name of Currency, in contradistinction to Sterling, or those born in the mother-country. The name was originally given by a facetious paymaster of the 73rd Regiment quartered here–the pound currency being at that time inferior to the pound sterling." It seems that, at that time, coin as a medium of exchange was scarce, so a paper money currency for large and small amounts was issued by many merchants and traders. People who had been born in Britain took to referring to themselves as sterling, whilst, a little contemptuously, they dubbed the native-born currency.
Currency people were often referred to according to gender, as "Currency Lads" and "Currency Lasses." In 1849, J. P. Townsend wrote: "whites born in the colony...are...called 'the currency;' and thus the 'Currency Lass' is a favourite name for colonial vessels," and, according to Edward E Morris, also for hotels.
In 1852, the term was still being used: "A singular disinclination to finish any work completely, is a striking characteristic of colonial craftsmen, at least of the 'currency' or native-born portion." However, when Morris published his Austral English in 1898 he indicated that the term was obsolete.
Usage examples of "currency".
Movements of precious metals and ambulatory currency spiked metropolitan areas, while consumer spending showed up as gangs of small people, one per million, flashing their spending areas and products like dust motes dancing on sunlight.
In his speech he assigned the alteration of the currency as the chief cause of the calamity, since it operated injuriously on all classes except the fundholder and annuitant, and by its ruinous effects on private contracts, as well as public payments, was calculated to endanger all kinds of property.
It reminds me of an analect by Confucius, one that was very much in currency when I was younger.
England this school had a great currency, and the madrigals of the British writers of the seventeenth century are every whit as free and melodious as the best of those of the Italian school.
With all the currency corralled by the late Store-Keeper padded into his Norfolk Jacket, the gallus Offspring hurried to the Metrop to pick the Primroses.
Here, housed in haphazardly misarranged booths and stalls, temple money changers dickered rates of exchange with worshipers to convert various currencies into Tyrian shekels -- the only currency acceptable for temple offerings -- and nearby traders offered pigeons, doves, lambs, rams, and bulls for purchase as sacrifices.
Shortly before the licence-renewal hearing he was offered a passport, hard currency and a smooth ride through life- here or in the west-if he would separate from two of the most politically outspoken band members, Pannach and Kunert.
Eventually, nothing was left but a single mummified pollywog who was never able to get to water, along with some scattered weapons, and seven well-filled pouches of currency.
The lawyers in my court so seldom use an out-of-state or federal citation, especially one of any precedential currency.
In 1785, on the advice of a broker, Modinier, he decided to remint the currency, adjusting its gold-silver ration in line with market rates.
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He swung into the saddle and they started cautiously out into the darkening swirl of fresh new currency just issuing from the Snowdrop Mint.
As much as he enjoyed the look and feel of spendable currency, he hesitated only a few seconds before returning the money to the strongbox and the strongbox to its hiding place.
His spivs take the barter goods and exchange them for gold or silver or diamonds, some sort of precious commodity acceptable internationallyNew Sterling was no good, it was a restricted currency under the PSP.
At the same time the stringency in the money market and the low prices following the panic of 1873 added weight to the arguments of those who favored an increase in the quantity of currency in circulation and who saw in the free and unlimited coinage of silver one means of accomplishing this end.