An example of current is when a river moves towards a waterfall.
A current of air from a fan; a current of spoken words.
Current bills and coins.
Rowed out into the river's swift current.
Current money, current rumors.
A current term.
Current events; current leaders; current negotiations.
Current affairs; current bills and coins; current fashions.
To chase a creature that was current then / In these wild woods, the hart with golden horns.
An example of current is today's newspaper.
Origin of current
- Middle English curraunt from Old French corant present participle of courre to run from Latin currere kers- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English curraunt, from Old French curant (French: courant), present participle of courre (“to run”), from Latin currere, present active infinitive of currō (“I run”).