HyperDic: current

English > 4 senses of the word current:
NOUNphenomenoncurrent, electric currenta flow of electricity through a conductor
eventcurrent, streama steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
groupcurrent, stream, flowdominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
ADJECTIVEallcurrentoccurring in or belonging to the present time
current > pronunciation
Soundskaa'rahnt; ker'ahnt; ker'nt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > current: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningoccurring in or belonging to the present time.
  • "current events"
  • "the current topic"
  • "current negotiations"
  • "current psychoanalytic theories"
  • "the ship's current position"
Attribute ofcurrentness, currency, up-to-datenessThe property of belonging to the present time
NarroweractualBeing or existing at the present moment
afoot, underwaycurrently in progress
circulatingPassing from one to another
contemporary, present-daybelonging to the present time
incumbentcurrently holding an office
liveOf current relevance
livein current use or ready for use
occurrentpresently occurring (either causally or incidentally)
on-line, onlineIn progress now
ongoing, on-goingcurrently happening
topicalOf interest at the present time
up-to-date, up to dateReflecting the latest information or changes
up-to-the-minute, latestUp to the immediate present
See alsomodernbelonging to the modern era
newnot of long duration
Oppositenoncurrentnot current or belonging to the present time
Spanishactual, vigente
Catalanactual, en curs
Nounscurrentness, currencythe property of belonging to the present time
Adverbscurrentlyat this time or period
English > current: 4 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA flow of electricity through a conductor.
Example"the current was measured in amperes"
Synonymelectric current
Narrowerjuiceelectric current
thermionic currentAn electric current produced between two electrodes as a result of electrons emitted by thermionic emission
Broaderelectrical phenomenonA physical phenomenon involving electricity
Spanishcorriente eléctrica, corriente
Catalancorrent elèctric, corrent
English > current: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes).
Example"the raft floated downstream on the current"
Narrowereddy, twistA miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
ocean currentThe steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
riptide, rip currentA strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore
tidal flow, tidal currentThe water current caused by the tides
torrent, violent streamA violently fast stream of water (or other liquid / liquid)
undertide, undercurrentA current below the surface of a fluid
whirlpool, vortex, maelstromA powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
Broaderflow, flowingThe motion characteristic of fluids (liquids / liquids or gases)
Spanishcorriente, flujo
English > current: 4 senses > noun 3, group
Meaningdominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas.
Example "the current of history"
Synonymsstream, flow
Broadercourse, lineA connected series of events or actions or developments
Spanishcorriente, curso, flujo
Catalancorrent, curs, flux

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