Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[kur-uh nt-lee, kuhr-] /ˈkɜr ənt li, ˈkʌr-/
at the presenttime; now:
She is currently working as a lab technician.
Origin of currently
First recorded in 1570-80; current + -ly
Can be confused
currently, immediately, momentarily, now, presently, soon (see synonym study at immediately; see usage note at presently) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for currently
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Hamartia means originally a 'bad shot' or 'error', but is currently used for 'offence' or 'sin'.

    The Poetics Aristotle
  • My Tulans are currently embarked on a campaign to unite the planet.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Again, our general uncertainty as to methods proves that even the currently accepted "rod" system is not infallible.

    Concerning Children Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • It was currently reported, and generally believed, that he had attempted to poison him.

    Nero Jacob Abbott
  • Several that are currently said to be decayed, were never 34 much better than at present.

Word Origin and History for currently

"at the present time," 1570s, from current (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for currently

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for currently

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for currently