Meaning of CURRENT in English


adj. & n.


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.


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.).

Phrases and idioms:

current account a bank account from which money may be drawn without notice. pass current be generally accepted as true or genuine.


currentness n.

Etymology: ME f. OF corant f. L currere run

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.