Meaning of CURRENT in English
/ ˈkʌrənt; NAmE ˈkɜːr-/ adjective , noun
[ only before noun ] happening now; of the present time :
a budget for the current year
your current employer
➡ note at actual
being used by or accepted by most people :
words that are no longer current
the movement of water in the sea or a river; the movement of air in a particular direction :
He swam to the shore against a strong current .
Birds use warm air currents to help their flight.
the flow of electricity through a wire, etc. :
a 15 amp electrical current
—see also AC , DC
the fact of particular ideas, opinions or feelings being present in a group of people :
Ministers are worried by this current of anti-government feeling.
Middle English (in the adjective sense running, flowing ): from Old French corant running, from courre run, from Latin currere run.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005