Meaning of CURRENT in English

CURRENT

n.

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 a : the part of a fluid body (as air or water) moving continuously in a certain direction b : the swiftest part of a stream c : a tidal or nontidal movement of lake or ocean water d : flow marked by force or strength

2 a : a tendency or course of events that is usually the result of an interplay of forces < current s of public opinion> b : a prevailing mood : STRAIN

3 : a flow of electric charge also : the rate of such flow

synonyms see TENDENCY

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.