current Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "current" - English Dictionary

See all translations

currentadjective

uk   /ˈkʌr.ənt/  us   /ˈkɝː-/
B2 of the present time: Have you seen the current issue of (= the most recently published) Vogue magazine? The word is no longer in current use.
More examples
currently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
More examples
B2 The Director is currently having talks in the US

currentnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkʌr.ənt/  us   /ˈkɝː-/

current noun [C] (FLOW)

a movement of water, air, or electricity in a particular direction: to swim against/with the current He was swept out to sea by the strong current. Switch off the electric current before changing the bulb.

current noun [C] (FEELING)

a particular opinion or feeling that a group of people have: There is a growing current of support for green issues among voters.
Translations of “current”
in Arabic حالي…
in Korean 현재의…
in Malaysian semasa…
in French courant, actuel…
in Turkish mevcut olan, geçerli, halihazırda var olan…
in Italian attuale, corrente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 現時的,當前的, 現行的…
in Russian текущий, нынешний…
in Polish aktualny, obecny, bieżący…
in Vietnamese hiện tại…
in Spanish actual…
in Portuguese atual, corrente…
in Thai ที่ใช้กันอยู่ในปัจจุบัน…
in German gegenwärtig…
in Catalan actual…
in Japanese 現在の…
in Indonesian sekarang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现时的,当前的, 现行的…
(Definition of current from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of current?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “current” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More