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current

cur·rent

current

 
pronunciation:
kuhr nt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or happening in the present time.
My current number is in the phone book.
synonyms:
present
antonyms:
former, old, past
similar words:
contemporary, instant, living, modern, new, ongoing
definition 2: used or known by many.
He wears styles that are no longer current.
synonyms:
usual
antonyms:
obsolete, outdated
similar words:
common, customary, familiar, general, living, popular, standard, well-known
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part of a mass of liquid or air that flows in one direction.
The kite rose on a current of air.It is hard to swim against the current.
synonyms:
flow
similar words:
wash
definition 2: the flow of electricity in a wire or other conductor.
synonyms:
electricity
similar words:
direct current, juice, power
derivation: currentness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words current and currant (a berry or raisin) sound alike but have different meanings.
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Word Parts
The word current contains the following part:
cur1, curr, cor1, corr, curs, cour1, cours Latin root that means to run