Meaning of CURRENT in English



Pronunciation: ' k ə r- ə nt, ' k ə -r ə nt

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English curraunt, from Anglo-French corant, present participle of cure, courre to run, from Latin currere ― more at CAR

Date: 14th century

1 a archaic : RUNNING , FLOWING b (1) : presently elapsing <the current year> (2) : occurring in or existing at the present time <the current crisis> (3) : most recent <the magazine's current issue>

2 : used as a medium of exchange

3 : generally accepted, used, practiced, or prevalent at the moment < current fashions>

– cur · rent · ly adverb

– cur · rent · ness noun

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