see also: Current
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈkʌɹənt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈkʌɹənt/, /ˈkɝɹənt/


  1. The generally unidirectional movement of a gas or fluid.
  2. the part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction, especially (oceanography) short for ocean current#English|ocean current.
    Synonyms: flow, stream
  3. (electricity) the time rate of flow of electric charge.
    • Symbol: I (inclined upper case letter "I")
    • Units:
  4. SI: ampere (A)
  5. CGS: esu/second (esu/s)
  6. Synonyms: electric current
  7. a tendency or a course of events
    Synonyms: flow, stream, tendency
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current (comparative currenter, superlative currentest)

  1. existing or occurring at the moment
    current events;  current leaders;  current negotiations
    Synonyms: present, Thesaurus:present
    Antonyms: future, past
  2. generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment
    • That there was current money in Abraham's time is past doubt.
    current affairs;  current bills and coins;  current fashions
    Synonyms: fashionable, prevailing, prevalent, rife, up-to-date, Thesaurus:fashionable
    Antonyms: out-of-date, unfashionable, Thesaurus:unfashionable
  3. (obsolete) running or moving rapidly
    • Like the current fire, that renneth / Upon a cord.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, Merlin and Vivien
      To chase a creature that was current then / In these wild woods, the hart with golden horns.
    Synonyms: speeding
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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