Meaning of CURRENT in English


adj. & n.

adj. 1 belonging to the present time; happening now (current events; the current week). 2 (of money, opinion, a rumour, a word, etc.) in general circulation or use.

n. 1 a body of water, air, etc., moving in a definite direction, esp. through a stiller surrounding body. 2 a an ordered movement of electrically charged particles. b a quantity representing the intensity of such movement. 3 (usu. foll. by of) a general tendency or course (of events, opinions, etc.). current account a bank account from which money may be drawn without notice. pass current be generally accepted as true or genuine. currentness n.

[ ME f. OF corant f. L currere run ]

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