English adjective: current
|1.||current occurring in or belonging to the present time|
The current topic.
Current psychoanalytic theories.
The ship's current position.
|Similar||actual, afoot, circulating, contemporary, incumbent, latest, live, live, occurrent, on-going, on-line, ongoing, online, present-day, topical, underway, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute|
|See also||modern, new|
|Attribute||currency, currentness, up-to-dateness|
English noun: current
|1.||current (phenomenon) a flow of electricity through a conductor|
|Samples||The current was measured in amperes.|
|Broader (hypernym)||electrical phenomenon|
|Narrower (hyponym)||juice, thermionic current|
|2.||current (event) a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)|
|Samples||The raft floated downstream on the current.|
He felt a stream of air.
The hose ejected a stream of water.
|Broader (hypernym)||flow, flowing|
|Narrower (hyponym)||eddy, maelstrom, ocean current, rip current, riptide, tidal current, tidal flow, torrent, twist, undercurrent, undertide, violent stream, vortex, whirlpool|
|3.||current (group) dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas|
|Samples||Two streams of development run through American history.|
Stream of consciousness.
The flow of thought.
The current of history.
|Broader (hypernym)||course, line|