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Current

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Adjective, Noun
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cur=rent

CIDE DICTIONARY

Currenta. [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.].
  •  Running or moving rapidly.  [1913 Webster]
    "Like the current fire, that renneth
    Upon a cord.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "To chase a creature that was current then
    In these wild woods, the hart with golden horns.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Now passing, as time; as, the current month.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "That there was current money in Abraham's time is past doubt."  [1913 Webster]
    "Your fire-new stamp of honor is scarce current."  [1913 Webster]
    "His current value, which is less or more as men have occasion for him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Commonly estimated or acknowledged.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fitted for general acceptance or circulation; authentic; passable.  [1913 Webster]
    "O Buckingham, now do I play the touch
    To try if thou be current gold indeed.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Account current. See under Account. -- Current money, lawful money. Abbott.
Currentn. [Cf. F. courant. See Current, a. ].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Two such silver currents, when they join,
    Do glorify the banks that bound them in.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "The surface of the ocean is furrowed by currents, whose direction . . . the navigator should know."  [1913 Webster]
  •  General course; ordinary procedure; progressive and connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of opinion, etc.  [1913 Webster]
Current meter, an instrument for measuring the velocity, force, etc., of currents. -- Current mill, a mill driven by a current wheel. -- Current wheel, a wheel dipping into the water and driven by the current of a stream or by the ebb and flow of the tide.
Syn. -- Stream; course. See Stream.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Current, adj. & n.
--adj.
1 belonging to the present time; happening now (current events; the current week).
2 (of money, opinion, a rumour, a word, etc.) in general circulation or use.
--n.
1 a body of water, air, etc., moving in a definite direction, esp. through a stiller surrounding body.
2 a an ordered movement of electrically charged particles. b a quantity representing the intensity of such movement.
3 (usu. foll. by of) a general tendency or course (of events, opinions, etc.).

Idiom
current account a bank account from which money may be drawn without notice. pass current be generally accepted as true or genuine.
Derivative
currentness n.
Etymology
ME f. OF corant f. L currere run

THESAURUS

Current

AC, Brownian movement, DC, Zeitgeist, a la mode, absorption current, accepted, accessible, accidental, accompanying, accustomed, active current, actual, ado, advance, advised, affirmed, affluence, afflux, affluxion, afloat, afoot, aim, air current, all the rage, all the thing, alternating current, angular motion, announced, as is, ascending, ascent, au courant, au fait, average, aware, axial motion, azimuth, backflowing, backing, backward motion, bandied about, base current, bearing, being, bent, besetting, broadcast, brought to notice, bruited about, career, cathode current, circulated, circumstantial, climbing, coeval, collector current, common, common knowledge, common property, commonly known, commonplace, concourse, conduction current, confluence, conflux, conformable, consuetudinary, contemporaneous, contemporary, convection current, conventional, course, crosscurrent, current of air, customary, cycle, declared, defluxion, delta current, descending, descent, dielectric displacement current, diffused, direct current, direction, direction line, displacement current, disseminated, distributed, doing, dominant, downdraft, downflow, downpour, downward motion, draft, drift, driftage, ebbing, eddy current, electric current, electric stream, electron cloud, electron flow, electron gas, electron stream, emission current, epidemic, established, eventuating, everyday, exciting current, existent, existing, extant, fall wind, familiar, fashionable, flight, flood, flow, flow of air, flowing, fluency, flux, following wind, forward motion, free alternating current, fresh, galvanic current, generally accepted, glacial movement, going about, going around, going on, gush, habitual, hackneyed, happening, head wind, heading, helmsmanship, high-frequency current, hip, household, idle current, immanent, immediate, in being, in circulation, in effect, in existence, in fashion, in force, in hand, in print, in style, in the air, in the know, in the news, in the wind, in vogue, incidental, inclination, indraft, induced current, induction current, inflow, informed, inhalation, inrush, inspiration, instant, ionization current, jetstream, juice, katabatic wind, known, latest, lay, lie, line, line of direction, line of march, living, low-frequency current, made public, magnetizing current, main current, mainstream, mill run, millrace, mod, modern, modish, monsoon, motion, mounting, movement, movement of air, multiphase current, navigation, new, newfashioned, normal, normative, notorious, oblique motion, obtaining, occasional, occurring, on, on foot, ongoing, onrush, onward course, open, ordinary, orientation, outflow, output current, pandemic, passage, passing, piloting, plate current, platitudinous, plunging, point, popular, posted, predominant, predominating, prescribed, prescriptive, present, present-age, present-day, present-time, prevailing, prevalent, proclaimed, progress, propagated, proverbial, public, published, pulsating direct current, quarter, race, radial motion, rampant, random motion, range, reactive current, received, reflowing, refluence, reflux, regnant, regression, regular, regulation, reigning, reported, resultant, retrogression, rife, rising, rotary current, routine, ruling, rumored, run, running, rush, set, sideward motion, simultaneous, single-phase alternating current, sinking, smart, soaring, space charge, spate, spread, standard, stated, steerage, steering, stereotyped, sternway, stock, stray current, stream, stream of air, stylish, subsiding, subsistent, subsisting, surge, swing, tail wind, taking place, talked about, talked-about, talked-of, telecast, televised, tendency, tenor, that be, that is, the general tendency, the main course, thermionic current, thermoelectric current, three-phase alternating current, tide, time spirit, time-honored, tone, topical, track, traditional, traject, trajet, trend, trendy, trite, truistic, under the sun, under way, undercurrent, undertow, universal, universally admitted, universally recognized, up-to-date, up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, updraft, upward motion, usual, vernacular, voltaic current, water flow, watt current, way, well-kenned, well-known, well-recognized, well-understood, whispered, whispered about, widely known, widespread, wind, wonted

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Current

Language

N language, phraseology, speech, tongue, lingo, vernacular, mother tongue, vulgar tongue, native tongue, household words, King's English, Queen's English, dialect, confusion of tongues, Babel, pasigraphie, pantomime, onomatopoeia, betacism, mimmation, myatism, nunnation, pasigraphy, lexicology, philology, glossology, glottology, linguistics, chrestomathy, paleology, paleography, comparative grammar, literature, letters, polite literature, belles lettres, muses, humanities, literae humaniores, republic of letters, dead languages, classics, genius of language, scholarship, lingual, linguistic, dialectic, vernacular, current, bilingual, diglot, hexaglot, polyglot, literary, syllables govern the world.

Habit

N habit, habitude, assuetude, assuefaction, wont, run, way, common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things, matter of course, beaten path, beaten track, beaten ground, prescription, custom, use, usage, immemorial usage, practice, prevalence, observance, conventionalism, conventionality, mode, fashion, vogue, etiquette, order of the day, cry, conformity, consuetude, dustoor, one's old way, old school, veteris vestigia flammae, laudator temporis acti, rule, standing order, precedent, routine, red-tape, red-tapism, pipe clay, rut, groove, cacoethes, bad habit, confirmed habit, inveterate habit, intrinsic habit, addiction, trick, training, seasoning, second nature, acclimatization, knack, habitual, accustomary, prescriptive, accustomed, of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence, consuetudinary, wonted, usual, general, ordinary, common, frequent, everyday, household, garden variety, jog, trot, well-trodden, well-known, familiar, vernacular, trite, commonplace, conventional, regular, set, stock, established, stereotyped, prevailing, prevalent, current, received, acknowledged, recognized, accredited, of course, admitted, understood, conformable, according to use, according to custom, according to routine, in vogue, in fashion, in, with it, fashionable, wont, used to, given to, addicted to, attuned to, habituated, in the habit of, habitue, at home in, seasoned, imbued with, devoted to, wedded to, hackneyed, fixed, rooted, deep-rooted, ingrafted, permanent, inveterate, besetting, naturalized, ingrained, habitually, always, as usual, as is one's wont, as things go, as the world goes, as the sparks fly upwards, more suo, more solito, ex more, as a rule, for the most part, usually, generally, typically, most often, most frequently, cela s'entend, abeunt studia in mores, adeo in teneris consuescere multum est, consuetudo quasi altera natura, hoc erat in more majorum, How use doth breed a habit in a man!, magna est vis consuetudinis, morent fecerat usus.

Existence

N existence, being, entity, ens, esse, subsistence, reality, actuality, positiveness, fact, matter of fact, sober reality, truth, actual existence, presence, coexistence, stubborn fact, hard fact, not a dream, no joke, center of life, essence, inmost nature, inner reality, vital principle, ontology, existing, existent, under the sun, in existence, extant, afloat, afoot, on foot, current, prevalent, undestroyed, real, actual, positive, absolute, true, substantial, substantive, self-existing, self-existent, essential, well-founded, well-grounded, unideal, unimagined, not potential, authentic, actually, in fact, in point of fact, in reality, indeed, de facto, ipso facto, ens rationis, ergo sum cogito, thinkest thou existence doth depend on time?.

The Present Time

N the present, the present time, the present day, the present moment, the present juncture, the present occasion, the times, the existing time, the time being, today, these days, nowadays, our times, modern times, the twentieth century, nonce, crisis, epoch, day, hour, age, time of life, present, actual, instant, current, existing, extant, that is, present-day, up-to-date, up-to-the-moment, at this time, at this moment, at the present time, now, at present, at hand, at this time of day, today, nowadays, already, even now, but now, just now, on the present occasion, for the time being, for the nonce, pro hac vice, on the nail, on the spot, on the spur of the moment, until now, to this day, to the present day, the present hour alone is man's.

Eventuality

N eventuality, event, occurrence, incident, affair, matter, thing, episode, happening, proceeding, contingency, juncture, experience, fact, matter of fact, naked fact, bare facts, just the facts, phenomenon, advent, business, concern, transaction, dealing, proceeding, circumstance, particular, casualty, accident, adventure, passage, crisis, pass, emergency, contingency, consequence, opportunity (occasion), the world, life, things, doings, affairs in general, things in general, affairs in general, the times, state of affairs, order of the day, course of things, tide of things, stream of things, current of things, run of things, march of things, course of events, ups and downs of life, vicissitudes of life, chapter of accidents, situation, happening, going on, doing, current, in the wind, in the air, afloat, on foot, afoot, on the tapis, at issue, in question, incidental, eventful, stirring, bustling, full of incident, memorable, momentous, signal, eventually, in the event of, in case, just in case, in the course of things, as things, times go, as the world goes, wags, as the tree falls, cat jumps, as it may turn out, happen, that's the way the ball bounces, that's the way the cookie crumbles, you never know what may turn up, you never know what the future will bring, the plot thickens, breasts the blows of circumstance, so runs round of life from hour to hour, sprinkled along the waste of years.

River

N river, running water, jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau, sluice, water spout, water fall, cascade, force, foss, lin, linn, ghyll, Niagara, cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe, cataclysm, debacle, inundation, deluge, chute, washout, rain, rainfall, serein, shower, scud, downpour, driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst, hyetology, hyetography, predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin, mizzle, drizzle, stillicidum, plash, dropping, falling weather, northeaster, hurricane, typhoon, stream, course, flux, flow, profluence, effluence, defluxion, flowing, current, tide, race, coulee, spring, artesian well, fount, fountain, rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet, streamlet, brooklet, branch, runnel, sike, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river, reach, tributary, geyser, spout, waterspout, body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash, spring tide, high tide, full tide, bore, tidal bore, eagre, hygre, fresh, freshet, indraught, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow, confluence, corrivation, wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple, anerythmon gelasma, beach comber, riffle, rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps, rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, hydraulicostatics, rain gauge, flowmeter, pegology, irrigation, pump, watering pot, watering cart, hydrant, syringe, garden hose, lawn spray, bhisti, mussuk, fluent, diffluent, profluent, affluent, tidal, flowing, meandering, meandry, meandrous, fluvial, fluviatile, streamy, showery, rainy, pluvial, stillicidous, stillatitious, for men may come and men may go but I go on foreve, that old man river, he just keeps rolling along.

Wind

N wind, draught, flatus, afflatus, efflation, eluvium, air, breath, breath of air, puff, whiff, zephyr, blow, breeze, drift, aura, stream, current, jet stream, undercurrent, gust, blast, squall, gale, half a gale, storm, tempest, hurricane, whirlwind, tornado, samiel, cyclone, anticyclone, typhoon, simoon, simoom, harmattan, monsoon, trade wind, sirocco, mistral, bise, tramontane, levanter, capful of wind, fresh breeze, stiff breeze, keen blast, blizzard, barber, candelia, chinook, foehn, khamsin, norther, vendaval, wuther, windiness, ventosity, rough weather, dirty weather, ugly weather, stress of weather, dirty sky, mare's tail, thick squall, black squall, white squall, anemography, aerodynamics, wind gauge, weathercock, vane, weather- vane, wind sock, anemometer, anemoscope, sufflation, insufflation, perflation, inflation, afflation, blowing, fanning, ventilation, sneezing, errhine, sternutative, sternutatory, sternutation, hiccup, hiccough, catching of the breath, Eolus, Boreas, Zephyr, cave of Eolus, air pump, air blower, lungs, bellows, blowpipe, fan, ventilator, punkah, branchiae, gills, flabellum, vertilabrum, whiffle ball, blowing, windy, flatulent, breezy, gusty, squally, stormy, tempestuous, blustering, boisterous, pulmonic, pulmonary, lull'd by soft zephyrs, the storm is up and all is on the hazard, the winds were wither'd in the stagnant air, while mocking winds are piping loud, winged with red lightning and tempestuous rage.

Publication

N publication, public announcement, promulgation, propagation, proclamation, pronunziamento, circulation, indiction, edition, hue and cry, publicity, notoriety, currency, flagrancy, cry, bruit, hype, vox populi, report, the Press, public press, newspaper, journal, gazette, daily, telegraphy, publisher, imprint, circular, circular letter, manifesto, advertisement, ad, placard, bill, affiche, broadside, poster, notice, published, current, in circulation, public, notorious, flagrant, arrant, open, trumpet-tongued, encyclical, encyclic, promulgatory, exoteric, publicly, in open court, with open doors, Int, Oyez!, O yes!, notice!, notice is hereby given, this is to give, these are to give notice, nomina stultorum parietibus haerent, semel emissum volat irrevocabile verbum.

News

N news, information, piece of news, budget of news, budget of information, intelligence, tidings, word, advice, aviso, message, dispatch, despatch, telegram, cable, marconigram, wire, communication, errand, embassy, report, rumor, hearsay, on dit, flying rumor, news stirring, cry, buzz, bruit, fame, talk, oui dire, scandal, eavesdropping, town tattle, table talk, tittle tattle, canard, topic of the day, idea afloat, bulletin, fresh news, stirring news, glad tidings, flash, news just in, on-the-spot coverage, live coverage, old story, old news, stale news, stale story, chestnut, narrator, newsmonger, scandalmonger, talebearer, telltale, gossip, tattler, journalism, media, news media, the press, the information industry, newspaper, magazine, tract, journal, gazette, publication, radio, television, ticker (electronic information transmission), United Press International, UPI, Associated Press, AP, The Dow Jones News Service, DJ, The New York Times News Service, NYT, Reuters, TASS, The Nikkei, newscaster, newsman, newswoman, reporter, journalist, correspondent, foreign correspondent, special correspondent, war correspondent, news team, news department, anchorman, anchorwoman, sportscaster, weatherman, press secretary, public relations department, public relations man, many-tongued, rumored, publicly rumored, currently rumored, currently reported, rife, current, floating, afloat, going about, in circulation, in every one's mouth, all over the town, in progress, live, on the spot, in person, as the story goes, as the story runs, as they say, it is said, by telegraph, by wireless, airy tongues that syllable men's names, what's up?, what's the latest?, what's new?, what's the latest poop?.


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