Synonyms for current

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : kur-uhnt, kuhr-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkɜr ənt, ˈkʌr-

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Définition of current

Origin :
  • c.1300, "running, flowing," from Old French corant "running, lively, eager, swift," present participle of corre "to run," from Latin currere "to run, move quickly" (of persons or things), from PIE *kers- "to run" (cf. Greek -khouros "running," Lithuanian karsiu "go quickly," Old Norse horskr "swift," Old Irish and Middle Welsh carr "cart, wagon," Breton karr "chariot," Welsh carrog "torrent"). Meaning "prevalent, generally accepted" is from 1560s.
  • adj contemporary; common
  • noun flow of something, usually water
Example sentences :
  • He sat down, rather discontented, and resumed the current of his reflections.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Then there was a current of curses, a swift hissing of invective.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Customers came just then, to change the current of his thoughts.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • That speech was like a current of strength to the wretched girl.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The current of cultivated opinion has long set in this direction.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • I then tried to see how feeble a current was audible in the telephone.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884 » by Various
  • Their strong horses just held their own against the current.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Alike on week-days and Sundays the current of life flows smoothly.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The whole current of the company's traffic to and fro passed under my eye.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • To get to his assistance was impossible; both wind and current were against him.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson » by Robert Southey

Antonyms for current

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