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 ~
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012