1)current / ˈkʌrənt; ˋkəənt/ adj
[usu attrib 通常作定语] of the present time; happening now 现在的; 现行的; 当前发生的: current issues, problems, prices 目前的议题﹑问题﹑价格
例：the current issue of a magazine 最新一期的杂志
例：the current year, ie this year 今年
例：current events in India 印度的要闻
例：her current boy-friend 她现在的男朋友.
in common or general use; generally accepted 通用的; 通行的; 被普遍接受的: current opinions, beliefs, etc 普遍的看法﹑ 信仰等
例：words that are no longer current 已不通用的词
例：a rumour that is current (ie widely known) in the city 在城里广为传播的谣言. =>Usage at new 用法见new.
currently adv at the present time 当前; 时下: our director, who is currently in London 本公司的董事, 现在伦敦.
current account (esp Brit) (US checking account) bank account from which money can be drawn without previous notice 活期存款账户.
current af`fairs events of political importance happening in the world at the present time 时事.
current `assets (commerce 商) assets which change in the course of business (eg money owed) 流动资产. Cf 参看 fixed assets (fix1).
2)current / ˈkʌrənt; ˋkəənt/ n
[C] movement of water, air, etc flowing in a certain direction through slower-moving or still water, air, etc (水﹑气等的)流, 流动: The swimmer was swept away by the current. 那个游泳的人被激流卷走了.
例： She had to swim against the current. 她必须逆着水流往上游.
例： Currents of warm air keep the hang-gliders aloft. 悬挂式滑翔机藉着暖气流在高空飞行.
[U, sing] flow of electricity through sth or along a wire or cable 电流: a 15-amp current 强度为15安培的电流
例： Turn on the current. 接通电源.
例： A sudden surge in the current made the lights fuse. 电压突然增加烧断了保险丝而使电灯熄灭. Cf 参看 alternating current (alternate2), direct current (direct1).
[C] course or movement (of events, opinions, etc); trend (事件﹑ 见解等的)趋向, 趋势, 倾向: Nothing disturbs the peaceful current of life in the village. 没有任何事干扰村里一向平静的生活.
例： We must try to counteract the present current of anti-government feeling. 我们应该努力消除目前的这股反 政府情绪.