Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun current

3 senses of current

Sense 1
current, electric current -- (a flow of electricity through a conductor; "the current was measured in amperes")
       => electrical phenomenon -- (a physical phenomenon involving electricity)

Sense 2
current, stream -- (a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water")
       => flow, flowing -- (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

Sense 3
stream, flow, current -- (dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history")
       => course, line -- (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")

Antonyms of adj current

1 sense of current

Sense 1
current (vs. noncurrent) -- (occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position")

noncurrent (vs. current) -- (not current or belonging to the present time)
        => back (prenominal) -- (of an earlier date; "back issues of the magazine")
        => dead -- (no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue")
        => disused, obsolete -- (no longer in use; "obsolete words")
        => outdated, out-of-date, superannuated -- (old; no longer valid or fashionable; "obsolete words"; "an obsolete locomotive"; "outdated equipment"; "superannuated laws"; "out-of-date ideas")
        => obsolescent -- (becoming obsolete)

Similarity of adj current

1 sense of current

Sense 1
current (vs. noncurrent) -- (occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position")
       => actual -- (being or existing at the present moment; "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West")
       => afoot (predicate), underway -- (currently in progress; "there is mischief afoot"; "plans are afoot"; "preparations for the trial are underway")
       => circulating (prenominal) -- (passing from one to another; "circulating bills and coins")
       => contemporary, present-day (prenominal) -- (belonging to the present time; "contemporary leaders")
       => incumbent -- (currently holding an office; "the incumbent governor")
       => live -- (of current relevance; "a live issue"; "still a live option")
       => live -- (in current use or ready for use; "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread")
       => occurrent -- (presently occurring (either causally or incidentally); "technical terms are rarely occurrent in literature")
       => ongoing, on-going -- (currently happening; "an ongoing economic crisis")
       => on-line (prenominal), online -- (being in progress now; "on-line editorial projects")
       => topical -- (of interest at the present time; "a topical reference"; "a topical and timely study of civil liberty")
       => up-to-date -- (reflecting the latest information or changes; "an up-to-date issue of the magazine")
       => up-to-the-minute, latest -- (up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date; "the news is up-to-the-minute"; "the very latest scientific discoveries")
          Also See-> modern#1; new#1

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