Definitions of current

  1. a flow of electricity through a conductor; " the current was measured in amperes"
  2. A flow or passing; said of fluids; body of air or water flowing in a certain direction; a movement of electricity, or the rate of such movement.
  3. A running or flowing: a stream: a portion of water or air moving in a certain direction: course.
  4. A stream; general course.
  5. A movement as of a stream; a fluid thus flowing; any connected onward movement; course.
  6. Currentness.
  7. Currently.
  8. Running or moving rapidly.
  9. Now passing, as time; as, the current month.
  10. Passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulating through the community; generally received; common; as, a current coin; a current report; current history.
  11. Commonly estimated or acknowledged.
  12. Fitted for general acceptance or circulation; authentic; passable.
  13. A flowing or passing; onward motion. Hence: A body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or of air; that which resembles a stream in motion; as, a current of electricity.
  14. General course; ordinary procedure; progressive and connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of opinion, etc.
  15. Widely circulated; passing from hand to hand; now passing, as time; generally accepted; common; as, the current opinion.
  16. Running or flowing: passing from person to person: generally received: now passing: present.
  17. Circulating; generally received; passing.
  18. Circulating freely; generally accepted.
  19. In actual progress; present.
  20. Flowing or running; general; popular; generally received; that will pass as genuine; in circulation: now passing.
  21. Passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulating; common; general; generally received; passable; now passing.