cur＝to run（流；跑） 变化型 course
1 [C, U] money system in use in a country 通货; 货币
*gold/paper currency 金[纸]币
* trading in foreign currencies 以外汇为支付手段的贸易
* decimal currency 十进制货币
* a strong currency 强通货
* [attrib 作定语] a currency crisis, deal, etc 货币的危机、交易等.
2 [U] (state of being in) common or general use (used esp with the vs shown) 流通, 通用, 流行（尤与以下动词连用）
*ideas which had enjoyed a brief currency (ie were briefly popular) during the eighteenth century 在十八世纪风行一时的观点
* The rumour soon gained currency, ie became widespread. 谣言很快传开了.
* Newspaper stories gave currency to this scandal, ie spread it. 报刊所作的报道使这丑闻广为传布.
1600-1700; Language: Medieval Latin;Origin:
, from Latin
] [U and C]
the system or type of money that a country uses The bank can supply you with foreign currency . There are moves towards a single currency in Europe. The local currency is the Swiss franc.
the state of being accepted or used by a lot of people The argument has received wide currency . Marxism began to gain currency . The idea was common currency in European political life.
1. Even among rural people in less-developed countries, she said, the need for currency is becoming more urgent. " 她还说，甚至在一些欠发达国家的农村人口当中，对钱的需求也变得越来越迫切了。
2. These words sound too literary to give them colloquial currency. 这些词文绉绉的，不能作为口语使用。
3. The dollar is American currency. 美元是美国的货币。
4. The country is trying to stabilize the currency. 这个国家试图稳定货币。
5. Sadly, youth and beauty have become the currency of our society, buying popularity and opportunity. 可悲的是，青春、美貌已成了我们这个社会的货币，可以买到人心和机会。