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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: happening in or belonging to the present time.
This must be his old phone number; do you know his current one?Do you follow the current trends in fashion?Here are the reports for the current fiscal year.
synonyms:
existent, present
antonyms:
antique, former, old, past
similar words:
actual, contemporary, extant, fashionable, instant, live, living, modern, new, ongoing, prevailing
definition 2: in general use at the present time.
He uses slang words that are no longer current.
synonyms:
usual
antonyms:
extinct, obsolete, outdated
similar words:
common, customary, familiar, general, living, popular, predominant, present-day, prevalent, standard, up to date, well-known
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the flowing movement of a body or mass of fluid or gas.
The air currents were too strong to go up in the hot air balloon today.The ocean currents affect the speed of the ship.The current is strongest in the middle of the stream.
synonyms:
flow
similar words:
flux, wash
definition 2: the flow of electricity in a conductor.
synonyms:
electricity
similar words:
alternating current, direct current, juice, output, power
definition 3: a trend or tendency.
The current of opinion is in his favor.
synonyms:
direction, drift, trend
similar words:
course, mainstream, tendency, tenor, tide, turn, wind
derivation: currentness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words current and currant (a berry or raisin) sound alike but have different meanings.
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  electricity, knowledge, ocean, technology
Word Parts
The word current contains the following part:
cur1, curr, cor1, corr, curs, cour1, cours Latin root that means to run