Definition of Present

1. Noun. The period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech. "He lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"

Exact synonyms: Nowadays
Generic synonyms: Time
Specialized synonyms: Now, Here And Now, Moment, Present Moment, Date, Nonce, Time Being, Today, Tonight

2. Verb. Give an exhibition of to an interested audience. "The parents present the children a French poem "; "We will demo the new software in Washington"

3. Adjective. Temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration. "Present observations"
Attributes: Timing
Similar to: Existing, Immediate, Inst, Instant, Latter-day
Antonyms: Future, Past
Derivative terms: Presentness

4. Noun. Something presented as a gift. "His tie was a present from his wife"

5. Verb. Bring forward and present to the mind. "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
Exact synonyms: Lay Out, Represent
Specialized synonyms: Argue, Reason, Argue, Indicate, Spin
Generic synonyms: Say, State, Tell
Derivative terms: Presentation, Representation

6. Adjective. Being or existing in a specified place. "Present at the creation"

7. Noun. A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.
Exact synonyms: Present Tense
Generic synonyms: Tense
Specialized synonyms: Historical Present

8. Verb. Perform (a play), especially on a stage. "Did he present his major works over a short period of time?"; "We are going to stage `Othello'"
Exact synonyms: Represent, Stage
Category relationships: Performing Arts
Generic synonyms: Re-create
Specialized synonyms: Localise, Localize, Place, Set
Derivative terms: Presentment, Representation, Stage, Stage, Stager, Staging

9. Verb. Hand over formally.
Exact synonyms: Submit
Generic synonyms: Give
Specialized synonyms: Bring In
Derivative terms: Presentation, Presenter

10. Verb. Introduce. "This poses an interesting question"
Exact synonyms: Pose
Generic synonyms: Be, Comprise, Constitute, Make Up, Represent

11. Verb. Give, especially as an honor or reward. "Bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
Exact synonyms: Award
Generic synonyms: Allocate, Apportion
Specialized synonyms: Certificate, Bestow, Confer
Derivative terms: Award, Award, Presentation

12. Verb. Give as a present; make a gift of. "What will you give her for her birthday?"

13. Verb. Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea). "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
Exact synonyms: Deliver
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Specialized synonyms: Speechify
Derivative terms: Delivery, Presentation, Presentation

14. Verb. Cause to come to know personally. "Introduce the new neighbors to the community"
Exact synonyms: Acquaint, Introduce
Generic synonyms: Inform
Related verbs: Acquaint, Familiarise, Familiarize
Specialized synonyms: Re-introduce, Reintroduce, Bring Out, Introduce
Derivative terms: Acquaintance, Introduction, Presentation, Presenter

15. Verb. Represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture. "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
Exact synonyms: Portray
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Interpret, Represent
Specialized synonyms: Commend
Derivative terms: Portraitist, Portraiture, Portrayal, Portrayer, Portraying, Presentation, Presentment

16. Verb. Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize. "An enormous dilemma faces us"
Exact synonyms: Confront, Face
Related verbs: Confront, Face, Face Up
Derivative terms: Confrontation

17. Verb. Formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..
Generic synonyms: Acquaint, Introduce
Derivative terms: Presentation

18. Verb. Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position. "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
Exact synonyms: Salute
Generic synonyms: Greet, Recognise, Recognize
Entails: Gesticulate, Gesture, Motion
Derivative terms: Salute

Definition of Present

1. a. Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent.

2. n. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present.

3. v. t. 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.

4. v. i. 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.

5. n. Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present.

6. n. The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present.

Definition of Present

1. Adjective. Relating to now, for the time being; current. ¹

2. Adjective. Located in the immediate vicinity. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) Having an immediate effect (of a medicine, poison etc.); fast-acting. (defdate 16th-18th c.) ¹

4. Noun. The current moment or period of time. ¹

5. Noun. The present tense. ¹

6. Noun. A gift, especially one given for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, or any other special occasions. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To reveal, to show. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive legal) To offer to a court or legislature for consideration. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To demand that a drawee pay, or that the presenter's bank accept, (a draft). ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To award a trophy, gift, etc, to. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive medicine) To come to the attention of medical staff ¹

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Definition of Present

1. to bring into the presence of someone [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Present

presence chamber
presence of mind
presenile dementia
present conditional
present continuous
present imperfect
present indicative
present moment
present participle
present participles

Literary usage of Present

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"PREFACE T0 THE present EDITI0N. The perennial interest in Blackstone's Commentaries ... The present editor has availed himself of Professor Hammond's ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1888)
"Your i shall not be allotted to ...uoe of the present, Atropos those of ... This done, the plans of life, which far outnumbered the souls that were present, ..."

3. Public Utilities: Their Cost New and Depreciation by Hammond Vinton Hayes (1913)
"Purpose of present treatise. 2. Limitation as to expert evidence relative to property ... True present value to be determined by court or commission only. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1842)
"On the present State of our Theoretical and Experimental Knowledge of the Laws of Conduction of Heat. By the Rev. PHILIP KELLAND, MA, FRSS. ..."

5. Prairie Farming in America by James Caird (1859)
"present Position of Agriculturists in England.—Continued Rise of Rent. ... The present a very favourable Time. THE present position of the agricultural body ..."

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