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1. current

adjective. ['ˈkɝːənt, ˈkɝːnt, ˈkɑːrənt'] occurring in or belonging to the present time.

Synonyms

  • topical
  • on-going
  • currency
  • live
  • modern
  • contemporary
  • up-to-dateness
  • underway
  • present-day
  • latest
  • occurrent
  • circulating
  • online
  • actual
  • up-to-the-minute
  • ongoing
  • afoot
  • on-line
  • new
  • incumbent
  • up-to-date

Antonyms

  • nonmodern
  • noncurrent
  • pastness
  • futurity

Etymology

  • curraunt (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • curant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Current

  • tarrant
  • parrent
  • garant
  • farrant
  • arent
  • aren't
  • arant

How do you pronounce current?

Pronounce current as ˈkɑrənt.

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Example sentences of the word current


1. Adjective
Make an estimate of how much money you will make for the current, or next, tax year.

Quotes containing the word current


1. Very much, string theory is simply a work in progress. What we are inching toward every day are predictions that within the realm of current technology we hope to test. It's not like we're working on a theory that is permanently beyond experiment. That would be philosophy.
- Brian Greene

2. Apple Computer would not have reached its current peak of success if it had feared to roll the dice and launch products that didn't always hit the mark. In the mid-1990s, the company was considered washed up, Steve Jobs had departed, and a string of lackluster product launches unrelated to the company's core business.
- Naveen Jain

3. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

2. current

noun. ['ˈkɝːənt, ˈkɝːnt, ˈkɑːrənt'] a flow of electricity through a conductor.

Synonyms

  • electric current
  • thermionic current
  • juice

Antonyms

  • early
  • middle
  • unfashionable
  • regressive

Etymology

  • curraunt (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • curant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. current

noun. ['ˈkɝːənt, ˈkɝːnt, ˈkɑːrənt'] a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes).

Synonyms

  • tidal current
  • rip current
  • maelstrom
  • violent stream
  • twist
  • vortex
  • eddy
  • undertide
  • flow
  • undercurrent
  • torrent
  • flowing
  • whirlpool
  • stream
  • ocean current
  • riptide

Antonyms

  • dead
  • inanimate
  • inelastic
  • recorded

Etymology

  • curraunt (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • curant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. current

noun. ['ˈkɝːənt, ˈkɝːnt, ˈkɑːrənt'] dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas.

Synonyms

  • line
  • stream
  • course

Antonyms

  • extinct
  • uncharged
  • dull
  • unloaded

Etymology

  • curraunt (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • curant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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