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not current or belonging to the present time


adjective (modifies a noun)

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Princeton WordNet

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See also:

old | past


non- + current
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:


not relating to the present, not current | [finance] relating to debt that is not due during the coming year | [finance] relating to assets that ... (24 of 205 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)




Not current. (2 of 3 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

old | older [comparative] | oldest [superlative] | the old | a 3-year-old/10-month-old etc | an old friend/ally/enemy etc | an old student/girlfriend etc | be 5 years/10 months etc old | as old as the hills | ...

used for talking about the age of someone or something ; used for saying that someone is not as young as other people | someone or something that is ... (28 of 642 words, 15 definitions, 32 usage examples, pronunciation)



old [entry 1, adjective] | Old [sense-specific] | auld [Scottish] | experienced [synonym, sense-specific] | worn [synonym, sense-specific] | former [synonym, sense-specific] | ancient [synonym, sense-specific] | discarded [synonym, sense-specific] | tiresome [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

dating from the remote past; "ancient" ; persisting from an earlier time ; of long standing | distinguished from an object of the same kind by being ... (26 of 583 words, 9 definitions, 30 usage examples, pronunciation)


old [entry 2, noun]

one of a specified age [used in combination] | old or earlier time [used in the phrase "of old"] (18 of 55 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/old show=1

American Heritage Dictionary:

old | older [comparative] | oldest [superlative] | auld [Scottish] | Old [sense-specific] | ol' [sense-specific] | oldness [noun, related]

Having lived or existed for a relatively long time; far advanced in years or life. | Relatively advanced in age | Made long ago; in existence for many ... (26 of 505 words, 20 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciations)


Oxford Dictionary:

old | older [comparative] | oldest [superlative] | mother | any old | any old how | as old as the hills | be old enough to be someone's father | for old times' sake | ...

having lived for a long time; no longer young | See also "elder" [entry 1], "eldest". | made or built long ago | possessed or used for a long time | ... (27 of 458 words, 23 definitions, 23 usage examples, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

old | auld [Scottish, northern England] | older [comparative] | oldest [superlative] | Old [sense-specific] | old or former time, often time long past [sense-specific] | experienced [synonym, sense-specific]

far advanced in the years of one's or its life. | of or pertaining to the latter part of the life or term of existence of a person or thing. | as if ... (31 of 436 words, 28 definitions, 27 usage examples, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

old | older [comparative] | elder [comparative] | oldest [superlative] | eldest [superlative] | oldness [noun, related]

having lived or been in existence for a long time; aged | of, like, or characteristic of aged people; specifically, mature in judgment, wise, etc. | ... (24 of 260 words, 19 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

old [entry 1] | too old/a bit old | too old old | too a bit old

having lived or existed for many years | "too old/a bit old": [disapproving] unsuitable because intended for older people (18 of 101 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/old 1

old [entry 2]

used to describe or ask about someone's age (8 of 39 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/old 2

old [entry 3, usually before noun]

from a period in the past; former (7 of 57 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/old 3

old [entry 4] | Old English/French, etc. | Old English, etc. | Old French, etc.

describes a language when it was in an early stage in its development (13 of 23 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/old 4

old [entry 5]

[before noun] (especially of a friend) known for a long time | [before noun] [informal] used before someone's name when you are referring to or ... (24 of 70 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/old 5

old [entry 6] | the old

old people considered together as a group (7 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/old 6

Encarta Dictionary:

old | olds [plural] | older [comparative] | oldest [superlative]

having lived for many years in comparison with others | made, produced, or originating many years ago and still in existence | showing physical or ... (23 of 390 words, 17 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861634752​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference



Origin: non- + current



Origin: Latin non, from Old Latin noenu, noenum, from neoenum ("not one"). See none. | Latin nona ("nine").


current | currents [plural]

Origin: Middle English curraunt, from Old French curant (French: courant), present participle of courre ("to run"), from Latin currere, present active infinitive of currō ("I run").


Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:


Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "noncurrent"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "noncurrent"


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