1. [ adjective ] occurring in or belonging to the present time

"current events" "the current topic" "current negotiations" "current psychoanalytic theories" "the ship's current position"

Related terms: noncurrent afoot contemporary up-to-date latest up-to-the-minute up-to-date prevailing ongoing on-line incumbent actual topical live on-line live circulating new modern currentness
2. [ noun ] (physics,electricity) a flow of electricity through a conductor
Synonyms: electric_current

"the current was measured in amperes"

Related terms: electrical_phenomenon juice thermionic_current
3. [ noun ] a steady flow (usually from natural causes)
Synonyms: stream

"the raft floated downstream on the current" "he felt a stream of air"

Related terms: flow torrent riptide tidal_flow eddy whirlpool undertide ocean_current stream
4. [ noun ] dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
Synonyms: stream flow

: "two streams of development run through American history" "stream of consciousness" "the flow of thought" "the current of history"

Related terms: course
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11090
Similar spelling:   currently