What does Present mean?

Definitions for Present
ˈprɛz əntPre·sent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Present.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. present, nowadays(noun)

    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"

  2. present(noun)

    something presented as a gift

    "his tie was a present from his wife"

  3. present, present tense(adj)

    a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking

  4. present(a)(adj)

    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"

  5. present(verb)

    being or existing in a specified place

    "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"

  6. 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"

  7. 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"

  8. stage, present, represent(verb)

    perform (a play), especially on a stage

    "we are going to stage `Othello'"

  9. present, submit(verb)

    hand over formally

  10. present, pose(verb)

    introduce

    "This poses an interesting question"

  11. award, present(verb)

    give, especially as an honor or reward

    "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"

  12. give, gift, present(verb)

    give as a present; make a gift of

    "What will you give her for her birthday?"

  13. deliver, present(verb)

    deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)

    "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"

  14. 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"

  15. portray, present(verb)

    represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture

    "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"

  16. 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"

  17. present(verb)

    formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.

  18. salute, present(verb)

    recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position

    "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"

Wiktionary

  1. present(Noun)

    The current moment or period of time.

  2. present(Noun)

    The present tense.

  3. present(Noun)

    A gift, especially one given for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, or any other special occasions.

  4. present(Verb)

    To reveal, to show.

    The theater is proud to present the Fearless Fliers.

  5. present(Verb)

    To offer to a court or legislature for consideration.

  6. present

    To demand that a drawee pay, or that the presenter's bank accept, (a draft).

  7. present

    To award a trophy, gift, etc, to.

  8. present

    To come to the attention of medical staff

    The patient presented with insomnia.

  9. present(Adjective)

    Relating to now, for the time being; current.

    The present manager has been here longer than the last one.

  10. present(Adjective)

    Located in the immediate vicinity.

  11. present

    Having an immediate effect (of a medicine, poison etc.); fast-acting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Present(adj)

    being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  2. Present(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  3. Present(adj)

    not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  4. Present(adj)

    ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  5. Present(adj)

    favorably attentive; propitious

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  6. Present(adj)

    present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  7. Present(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  8. Present(adj)

    a present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  9. Present(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  10. Present(adj)

    to exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  11. Present(adj)

    to pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  12. Present(adj)

    to make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  13. Present(adj)

    hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  14. Present(adj)

    to present; to personate

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  15. Present(adj)

    to nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  16. Present(adj)

    to nominate for support at a public school or other institution

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  17. Present(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  18. Present(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  19. Present(adj)

    to bring an indictment against

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  20. Present(adj)

    to aim, point, or direct, as a weapon; as, to present a pistol or the point of a sword to the breast of another

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  21. Present(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  22. Present(noun)

    anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  23. Present(noun)

    the position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present

    Etymology: [F. prsenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

Freebase

  1. Present

    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

  1. Present

    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. præsentārepræsens.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. present

    In the British service, means to level; to aim; to bring the musket to a horizontal position, the butt resting against the right shoulder for the purpose of discharging its contents at a given object.

  2. present

    To offer openly; to exhibit; to give in ceremony; as, to present the colors.

Editors Contribution

  1. present

    Being or existing in a specified place.

    They were present at the party and they had a fantastic time.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2019  
  2. present

    This moment or period of time.

    The present moment is the time to get the plan actioned, organized and progressed.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2019  
  3. present

    To share time with the person or people we love.

    We always say the present we love is time with the people we love.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2019  
  4. present

    To show or display data, facts, information, research or statistics on a type of software.

    She did present an excellent overview of current and future change, development and evolution so she was appointed as the International Director.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Present' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #640

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Present' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1138

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Present' in Nouns Frequency: #921

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Present' in Verbs Frequency: #160

  5. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Present' in Adjectives Frequency: #77

Anagrams for Present »

  1. Repents

  2. Respent

  3. Serpent

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How to say Present in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Present in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Present in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Present in a Sentence

  1. Arizona Department:

    Uranium naturally occurs in the rocks of Grand Canyon National Park. A recent survey of the Grand Canyon National Park's museum collection facility found radiation levels at' background' levels -- the amount always present in the environment -- and below levels of concern for public health and safety. There is no current risk to the public or Park employees.

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    What a sign it portends - I was going to say 'of the future' - what a sign it portends of the present.

  3. Naser Alazari:

    We didn't want to retell the story of Covid as much as make Covid the universe that we're living in, we will preserve the spirit of' Grey's Anatomy' as Greys Anatomy is, and at the same time, be present for telling stories about the pandemic.

  4. Alan Watts:

    Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal, for the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever….

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Cupid is a squint sniper 2. Imagination is diving into the bottomless depths of madness. 3. A person is not a person, but only another figure. Look at your prison number. These are not numbers on the shirt, but your name. 4. Sleep is a unique museum of our past, present, and future. In which there is a library that stores unique knowledge. 5. Civilization is when a wild wolf becomes an obedient dog of the system. 6. A person does not want to please people, he wants to tease them. 7. Laziness is an adverse reaction to the artificial system of society. 8. Many people have a love with late ignition. 9. Conclusions - these are human tests, that is, blood, urine and feces. They give out a piece of paper that shows which psychological diseases you are sick with. 10. The corpse of truth, is located somewhere at the bottom of the ocean. 11. Because of slang, jargon and swear words. Words will turn into sounds and letters. 12. No matter how much you read, it is important how much you understand. 13. The enemy rules you with your anger. 14. The gloom of loneliness will give either holiness or madness. 15. Love is the blues of sincere feelings. Awakening in reality something paranormal, something supernatural. 16. Madness is when garbage recycling in the head breaks down. 17. Never confuse truth with opinion. 18. Everyone is drunk by his own madness. 19. If people are directed at you: resentment, envy, causticity, sarcasm, anger, aggression, hatred, revenge, rage - know that all this is the sympathy of people, this does not mean that you are a bad person, just very attractive personality. 20. A love couple who is able to constantly forgive each other is doomed to become the happiest couple in the world. 21. Never listen, and never react to someone who does not know and does not understand you. 22. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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  • زمان, حاضر, قدم, موجود, حاليArabic
  • цяперашні час, сапраўднаеBelarusian
  • настоящеBulgarian
  • present, presentar, actualCatalan, Valencian
  • přítomnost, přítomný, uvést, současnýCzech
  • til stedeDanish
  • 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
  • ներկաArmenian
  • menyajikanIndonesian
  • presentare, presenteItalian
  • מתנהHebrew
  • 現在, 出席, 進呈Japanese
  • ახლანდელი დრო, ახლანდელიGeorgian
  • 現在, 현재, 선사하다, 선물Korean
  • көрсөтүү, анык, бул, чыныгы, сунуш кылуу, ушул, азыркыKyrgyz
  • praesensLatin
  • tagadneLatvian
  • whakawhiwhi, tāpaeMāori
  • сегашностMacedonian
  • kiniMalay
  • 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
  • prezentRomanian
  • настоящее время, подать, вручать, дарить, присутствовать, настоящее, вручить, представлять, нынешний, подарить, презентовать, представить, присутствующий, подавать, настоящийRussian
  • садашњост, sadašnjostSerbo-Croatian
  • súčasnosťSlovak
  • podeliti, prisoten, predstavljati, sedanji, sedanjost, predstavitiSlovene
  • ange, introducera, föreställa, åtala, nutid, anmäla, närvarande, nuvarande, nu, presentera, inge, överlämnaSwedish
  • தற்போதுTamil
  • ప్రస్తుతంTelugu
  • นำเสนอThai
  • mevcutTurkish
  • теперішній час, справжнєUkrainian
  • حاضر, موجودہUrdu
  • hiện tại, 現在Vietnamese
  • presentYiddish
  • 当下Chinese

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