Definition and Meanings for current

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Part of Speech of current

adjective, noun

Etymology of current

oe. currant, of. curant, corant, p. pr. of curre, corre, f. courre, courir, to run, from l. currere; perh. akin to e. horse. cf. course, concur, courant, coranto cf. f. courant. see current, a.

Meaning of current


as adjective

  • running or moving rapidly.
  • now passing, as time; as, the current month.
  • passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulating through the community; generally received; common; as, a current coin; a current report; current history.
  • commonly estimated or acknowledged.
  • fitted for general acceptance or circulation; authentic; passable.

as noun, adjective

  • a flowing or passing; onward motion. hence: a body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or of air; that which resembles a stream in motion; as, a current of electricity.
  • general course; ordinary procedure; progressive and connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of opinion, etc.
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