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Definition 1: a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where current or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the raft floated downstream on the current
  • he felt a stream of air
  • the hose ejected a stream of water

Synonyms for current in the sense of this definition

(current is a kind of ...) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

(... is a kind of current ) the water current caused by the tides

(... is a kind of current ) a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore

(... is a kind of current ) a current below the surface of a fluid

(... is a kind of current ) a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)

"the houses were swept away in the torrent"

(... is a kind of current ) a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself

(... is a kind of current ) a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)

(... is a kind of current ) the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction

Definition 2: dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas - [noun denoting group]

Samples where current or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • two streams of development run through American history
  • stream of consciousness
  • the flow of thought
  • the current of history

Synonyms for current in the sense of this definition

(current is a kind of ...) a connected series of events or actions or developments

"the government took a firm course" "historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"

Definition 3: a flow of electricity through a conductor - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where current or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the current was measured in amperes

Synonyms for current in the sense of this definition

(current is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon involving electricity

(... is a kind of current ) electric current

"when the wiring was finished they turned on the juice"

(... is a kind of current ) an electric current produced between two electrodes as a result of electrons emitted by thermionic emission

Definition 4: occurring in or belonging to the present time - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where current or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • current events
  • the current topic
  • current negotiations
  • current psychoanalytic theories
  • the ship's current position

(current is similar to ...) presently occurring (either causally or incidentally)

"technical terms are rarely occurrent in literature"

(current is similar to ...) reflecting the latest information or changes

"an up-to-date issue of the magazine"

(current is similar to ...) of interest at the present time

"a topical reference" "a topical and timely study of civil liberty"

(current is similar to ...) being in progress now

"on-line editorial projects"

(current is similar to ...) currently happening

"an ongoing economic crisis"

(current is similar to ...) in current use or ready for use

"live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"

(current is similar to ...) of current relevance

"a live issue" "still a live option"

(current is similar to ...) currently holding an office

"the incumbent governor"

(current is similar to ...) belonging to the present time

"contemporary leaders"

(current is similar to ...) passing from one to another

"circulating bills and coins"

(current is similar to ...) currently in progress

"there is mischief afoot" "plans are afoot" "preparations for the trial are underway"

(current is similar to ...) being or existing at the present moment

"the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"

(current is similar to ...) up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date

"the news is up-to-the-minute" "the very latest scientific discoveries"

(means also ...) belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages

"modern art" "modern furniture" "modern history" "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"

(means also ...) not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

"a new law" "new cars" "a new comet" "a new friend" "a new year" "the New World"

(... are attributes of current) the property of belonging to the present time

"the currency of a slang term"

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