Synonyms for current

Synonyms for (noun) current

Synonyms: current, stream

Definition: a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)

Usage: the raft floated downstream on the current; he felt a stream of air; the hose ejected a stream of water

Similar words: flow, flowing

Definition: the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)


Synonyms: stream, current, flow

Definition: dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas

Usage: two streams of development run through American history; stream of consciousness; the flow of thought; the current of history

Similar words: course, line

Definition: a connected series of events or actions or developments

Usage: the government took a firm course; historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available


Synonyms: current, electric current

Definition: a flow of electricity through a conductor

Usage: the current was measured in amperes

Similar words: electrical phenomenon

Definition: a physical phenomenon involving electricity

Synonyms for (adjective) current

Synonyms: current

Definition: occurring in or belonging to the present time

Usage: current events; the current topic; current negotiations; current psychoanalytic theories; the ship's current position

Similar words: actual

Definition: being or existing at the present moment

Usage: the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West


Similar words: afoot, underway

Definition: currently in progress

Usage: there is mischief afoot; plans are afoot; preparations for the trial are underway


Similar words: circulating

Definition: passing from one to another

Usage: circulating bills and coins


Similar words: contemporary, present-day

Definition: belonging to the present time

Usage: contemporary leaders


Similar words: incumbent

Definition: currently holding an office

Usage: the incumbent governor


Similar words: live

Definition: of current relevance

Usage: a live issue; still a live option


Similar words: live

Definition: in current use or ready for use

Usage: live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread


Similar words: occurrent

Definition: presently occurring (either causally or incidentally)

Usage: technical terms are rarely occurrent in literature


Similar words: on-going, ongoing

Definition: currently happening

Usage: an ongoing economic crisis


Similar words: on-line, online

Definition: being in progress now

Usage: on-line editorial projects


Similar words: topical

Definition: of interest at the present time

Usage: a topical reference; a topical and timely study of civil liberty


Similar words: up-to-date

Definition: reflecting the latest information or changes

Usage: an up-to-date issue of the magazine


Similar words: up-to-the-minute, latest

Definition: up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date

Usage: the news is up-to-the-minute; the very latest scientific discoveries