current


current
currently, adv.
/kerr"euhnt, kur"-/, adj.
1. passing in time; belonging to the time actually passing: the current month.
2. prevalent; customary: the current practice.
3. popular; in vogue: current fashions.
4. new; present; most recent: the current issue of a publication.
5. publicly reported or known: a rumor that is current.
6. passing from one to another; circulating, as a coin.
7. Archaic. running; flowing.
8. Obs. genuine; authentic.
n.
9. a flowing; flow, as of a river.
10. something that flows, as a stream.
11. a large portion of air, large body of water, etc., moving in a certain direction.
12. the speed at which such flow moves; velocity of flow.
13. Elect. See electric current.
14. a course, as of time or events; the main course; the general tendency.
[1250-1300; < L current- (s. of currens) running (prp. of currere); r. ME curraunt < AF < L as above; see -ENT]
Syn. 2. common, widespread, popular, rife. CURRENT, PRESENT, PREVAILING, PREVALENT refer to something generally or commonly in use. That which is CURRENT is in general circulation or a matter of common knowledge or acceptance: current usage in English. PRESENT refers to that which is in use now; it always has the sense of time: present customs. That which is PREVAILING is that which has superseded others: prevailing fashion. That which is PREVALENT exists or is spread widely: a prevalent idea. 3. stylish, fashionable, modish. 10. See stream.
Ant. 2. obsolete. 3. old-fashioned.

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