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Definitions of current

  1. occurring in or belonging to the present time; " current events"; " the current topic"; " current negotiations"; " current psychoanalytic theories"; " the ship's current position"
  2. a steady flow ( usually from natural causes); " the raft floated downstream on the current"; " he felt a stream of air"
  3. dominant course ( suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; " two streams of development run through American history"; " stream of consciousness"; " the flow of thought"; " the current of history"
  4. a flow of electricity through a conductor; " the current was measured in amperes"
  5. Running or moving rapidly.
  6. Now passing, as time; as, the current month.
  7. 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.
  8. Commonly estimated or acknowledged.
  9. Fitted for general acceptance or circulation; authentic; passable.
  10. 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.
  11. General course; ordinary procedure; progressive and connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of opinion, etc.
  12. Widely circulated; passing from hand to hand; now passing, as time; generally accepted; common; as, the current opinion.
  13. 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.
  14. Currently.
  15. Running or flowing: passing from person to person: generally received: now passing: present.
  16. A running or flowing: a stream: a portion of water or air moving in a certain direction: course.
  17. A stream; general course.
  18. Circulating; generally received; passing.
  19. Circulating freely; generally accepted.
  20. In actual progress; present.
  21. A movement as of a stream; a fluid thus flowing; any connected onward movement; course.
  22. Currentness.
  23. Flowing or running; general; popular; generally received; that will pass as genuine; in circulation: now passing.
  24. Passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulating; common; general; generally received; passable; now passing.
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Usage examples for current

  1. The current of his thoughts seemed to change, and he said: 'You could show me those letters you spoke of- of my son's writing? – The Nether World by George Gissing
  2. This man of the Little People could not again turn on that current without going outside. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  3. When this request was again repeated early in the current year, I resolved at least to keep my promise. – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  4. It was out of the current of the modern temper in science and philosophy generally. – Modern Religious Cults and Movements by Gaius Glenn Atkins
  5. It was obvious that the current administration could never win another election. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  6. They can go in the current, they can do what they like with their money, but I mean with themselves. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  7. The tide was running in with a swift current, and the broad river was nearly at the full; the strong September sun fell upon the water, which was broken into little waves under a fresh breeze meeting the current from the north- west. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  8. We pulled hard against a head wind all morning, and with not much help from the current. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  9. After that he got friendly and said you'd asked him to fill me in on current plasmoid theory." – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  10. It remains for us to tell what this great current is, and what it does. – New and Original Theories of the Great Physical Forces by Henry Raymond Rogers
  11. Advantage was taken of this, and they succeeded in getting about a quarter of a mile away, but the current was so narrow they soon lost it. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  12. A few yards off, the current splashed against the stones. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  13. There was no breeze, and no current of air except that caused by their rapid passage through the atmosphere. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  14. Writing is such a curious thing- it seems to represent anything in the world except the current of a man's thoughts. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  15. The current had caught the Bradleys and it carried them on. – Undertow by Kathleen Norris
  16. A strong under current made swimming difficult and dangerous. – A Soldier in the Philippines by Needom N. Freeman
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