- 1the movement of water in the ocean or a river; the movement of air in a particular direction He swam to the shore against a strong current. Birds use warm air currents to help their flight.
- 2the flow of electricity through a wire, etc. a 15 amp electrical current see also alternating current, direct current
- 3the fact of particular ideas, opinions, or feelings being present in a group of people Ministers are worried by this current of antigovernment feeling.