[kur-uh nt-lee, kuhr-]


at the presenttime; now: She is currently working as a lab technician.

Origin of currently

First recorded in 1570–80; current + -ly
Can be confusedcurrently immediately momentarily now presently soon (see synonym study at immediately) (see usage note at presently) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for currently

presently, directly, forthwith, pronto, straightaway

Examples from the Web for currently

Contemporary Examples of currently

Historical Examples of currently

  • Finally, the quantity of some words has been altered to the values currently accepted as correct.



  • It was currently reported in the camp they were treated very humanely.

  • I'm currently checking stuff that looks like residual organic, and am not too happy about it.


    James Causey

  • No end to it, is about the way in which he was currently quoted.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • The boy she was currently dating had not called her up for three days.

    Herein is Love

    Reuel L. Howe

Word Origin and History for currently

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper