What is Current ?

Current is (noun) 1. a flow of water or air Don’t go swimming in the river – the current is very strong. A warm westerly current of air is flowing across the country. Vultures circle in rising currents of warm air. 2. a flow of electricity Switch the current off at the mains. (NOTE: Do not confuse with currant.)(adj) 1. referring to the present time What is your current position? Who is the current prime minister of Japan? Do you have a current timetable? – mine is out-of-date. what is the current rate of exchange? what is today’s rate of exchange? 2. widely believed The idea that the world was flat was current in the Middle Ages.


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level