the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
"that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
something presented as a gift
"his tie was a present from his wife"
present, present tense(adj)
a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration
"the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
being or existing in a specified place
"the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"
show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate(verb)
give an exhibition of to an interested audience
"She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
present, represent, lay out(verb)
bring forward and present to the mind
"We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
stage, present, represent(verb)
perform (a play), especially on a stage
"we are going to stage `Othello'"
hand over formally
"This poses an interesting question"
give, especially as an honor or reward
"bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
give, gift, present(verb)
give as a present; make a gift of
"What will you give her for her birthday?"
deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
"The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
introduce, present, acquaint(verb)
cause to come to know personally
"permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture
"The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
confront, face, present(verb)
present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
"We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position
"When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
The current moment or period of time.
The present tense.
A gift, especially one given for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, or any other special occasions.
To reveal, to show.
The theater is proud to present the Fearless Fliers.
To offer to a court or legislature for consideration.
To demand that a drawee pay, or that the presenter's bank accept, (a draft).
To award a trophy, gift, etc, to.
To come to the attention of medical staff
The patient presented with insomnia.
Relating to now, for the time being; current.
The present manager has been here longer than the last one.
Located in the immediate vicinity.
Having an immediate effect (of a medicine, poison etc.); fast-acting.
being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent
now existing, or in process; begun but not ended; now in view, or under consideration; being at this time; not past or future; as, the present session of Congress; the present state of affairs; the present instance
not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident
ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit
favorably attentive; propitious
present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present
present letters or instrument, as a deed of conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, or other writing; as in the phrase, " Know all men by these presents," that is, by the writing itself, " per has literas praesentes; " -- in this sense, rarely used in the singular
a present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense
to bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce formally; to offer for acquaintance; as, to present an envoy to the king; (with the reciprocal pronoun) to come into the presence of a superior
to exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance
to pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over
to make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer
hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts
to present; to personate
to nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution
to nominate for support at a public school or other institution
to lay before a public body, or an official, for consideration, as before a legislature, a court of judicature, a corporation, etc.; as, to present a memorial, petition, remonstrance, or indictment
to lay before a court as an object of inquiry; to give notice officially of, as a crime of offence; to find or represent judicially; as, a grand jury present certain offenses or nuisances, or whatever they think to be public injuries
to bring an indictment against
to aim, point, or direct, as a weapon; as, to present a pistol or the point of a sword to the breast of another
to appear at the mouth of the uterus so as to be perceptible to the finger in vaginal examination; -- said of a part of an infant during labor
anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present
the position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present
Origin: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]
The present is the time that is associated with the events perceived directly and in the first time, not as a recollection or a speculation. It is a period of time between the past and the future, and can vary in meaning from being an instant to a day or longer. In radiocarbon dating, the "present" is defined as AD 1950. It is sometimes represented as a hyperplane in space-time, typically called "now", although modern physics demonstrates that such a hyperplane can not be defined uniquely for observers in relative motion. The present may also be viewed as a duration.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prē-zent′, v.t. to set before, to introduce into the presence of: to exhibit to view: to offer as a gift: to put into the possession of another: to make a gift of: to appoint to a benefice: to lay before for consideration: to point, as a gun before firing.—n. Pres′ent, that which is presented or given, a gift.—adj. Prēsent′able, fit to be presented: capable of being presented to a church living.—n. Presentā′tion, act of presenting: a setting forth, as of a truth: representation: the act or the right of presenting to a benefice: the appearance of a particular part of the fetus at the superior pelvic strait during labour.—adj. Present′ative, having the right of presentation: pertaining to immediate cognition.—ns. Presentēē′, one who is presented to a benefice; Prēsent′er.—adj. Prēsent′ive, presentative, non-symbolic (of words).—n. Prēsent′iveness.—adv. Pres′ently, after a little, by-and-by, shortly: (arch.) without delay, at once.—n. Present′ment, act of presenting: the thing presented or represented: (law) notice taken of an offence by a grand-jury from their own knowledge or observation: accusation presented to a court by a grand-jury.—Present arms, to bring the gun or rifle to a perpendicular position in front of the body, as a token of respect to a superior officer. [Fr.,—L. præsentāre—præsens.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'present' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #640
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'present' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1138
Rank popularity for the word 'present' in Nouns Frequency: #921
Rank popularity for the word 'present' in Verbs Frequency: #160
Rank popularity for the word 'present' in Adjectives Frequency: #77
The numerical value of present in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of present in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You must be present in the present to make it a present.
You must be present in the present to make it a present. -RVM
If you allege this so confidently, present the facts. But nobody can present the facts, or doesn't want to.
My job is to present the right ideas, and if Republicans think they have a better idea then they should present them.
We couldn’t ask for a better present for Peyton. It’s really to celebrate her life— that she’s made it another year and it’s really a great present for all of us.
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Translations for present
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- زمان, حاضر, قدم, موجود, حاليArabic
- цяперашні час, сапраўднаеBelarusian
- present, presentar, actualCatalan, Valencian
- přítomnost, přítomný, uvést, současnýCzech
- Jetzt, präsentieren, vorlegen, gegenwärtig, anwesend, jetzig, GegenwartGerman
- παρουσιάζω, παρών, τωρινός, προσάγω, απονέμω, προσφέρω, παρόνGreek
- hodiaŭa, prezenti, nuntempo, nuna tempo, nunaEsperanto
- presente, presentar, actual, mostrar, ahoraSpanish
- اکنون, حاضر, کنونی, نمایاندن, حاPersian
- näyttää, tämänhetkinen, esittää, nykyinen, nykyisyys, myöntää, läsnä, paikalla, nykyhetkiFinnish
- présenter, présente, présentFrench
- làthaireachScottish Gaelic
- उपस्थित, हाज़िरHindi
- benyújt, jelenlegi, jelen, bemutat, ajándékozHungarian
- presentare, presenteItalian
- 現在, 出席, 進呈Japanese
- ახლანდელი დრო, ახლანდელიGeorgian
- 現在, 현재, 선사하다, 선물Korean
- көрсөтүү, анык, бул, чыныгы, сунуш кылуу, ушул, азыркыKyrgyz
- whakawhiwhi, tāpaeMāori
- preżent, issa, jippreżenta, tippreżentaMaltese
- huidig, tegenwoordig, toewijzen, huidige tijd, voorstellen, presenteren, aanwezig, hedenDutch
- til stede, nåværendeNorwegian
- przedstawiać, prezentować, teraźniejszość, wręczaćPolish
- apresentar, presente, premiar, presentearPortuguese
- quy, kunanQuechua
- настоящее время, подать, вручать, дарить, присутствовать, настоящее, вручить, представлять, нынешний, подарить, презентовать, представить, присутствующий, подавать, настоящийRussian
- садашњост, sadašnjostSerbo-Croatian
- podeliti, prisoten, predstavljati, sedanji, sedanjost, predstavitiSlovene
- ange, introducera, föreställa, åtala, nutid, anmäla, närvarande, nuvarande, nu, presentera, inge, överlämnaSwedish
- теперішній час, справжнєUkrainian
- hiện tại, 現在Vietnamese
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