Meaning of CURRENT in English



Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


A ~ is a steady and continuous flowing movement of some of the water in a river, lake, or sea.

Under normal conditions, the ocean ~s of the tropical Pacific travel from east to west...

The couple were swept away by the strong ~.



A ~ is a steady flowing movement of air.

I felt a ~ of cool air blowing in my face.

N-COUNT: usu with supp


An electric ~ is a flow of electricity through a wire or circuit.

A powerful electric ~ is passed through a piece of graphite.



A particular ~ is a particular feeling, idea, or quality that exists within a group of people.

Each party represents a distinct ~ of thought...

N-COUNT: with supp, oft N of n


Current means happening, being used, or being done at the present time.

The ~ situation is very different to that in 1990...

He plans to repeal a number of ~ policies...

ADJ: usu ADJ n


Twelve potential vaccines are ~ly being tested on human volunteers...

ADV: ADV before v


Ideas and customs that are ~ are generally accepted and used by most people.

Current thinking suggests that toxins only have a small part to play in the build up of cellulite...



see also alternating ~ , direct ~

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