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"
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"
Specialized synonyms: Bring Home
Generic synonyms: Show
Derivative terms: Demo, Demonstration, Demonstration, Demonstrator, Exhibitor, Presentation, Presentation, Presentation, Presentment, Show, Show, Showing, Showing
3. Adjective. Temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration. "Present observations"
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"
Specialized synonyms: Birthday Gift, Birthday Present, Christmas Gift, Christmas Present, Wedding Gift, Wedding Present
5. Verb. Bring forward and present to the mind. "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
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"
Similar to: Attendant, Ever-present, Existing, Here, Naturally Occurring, Omnipresent, Ubiquitous
Derivative terms: Presence, Presence, Presence, Presence
7. Noun. A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.
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'"
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.
Generic synonyms: Give
Specialized synonyms: Bring In
Derivative terms: Presentation, Presenter
10. Verb. Introduce. "This poses an interesting question"
11. Verb. Give, especially as an honor or reward. "Bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
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?"
Specialized synonyms: Dower, Endow, Distribute, Give Out, Hand Out, Pass Out, Give Away, Raffle, Raffle Off, Bung, Fee, Tip, Bequeath, Leave, Will, Cede, Deliver, Give Up, Surrender, Deed Over, Grant, Treat, Donate, Tender, Render, Submit
Derivative terms: Gift, Gift, Giver, Giving, Presenter
13. Verb. Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea). "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
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"
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"
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"
17. Verb. Formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..
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"
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Present
1. to bring into the presence of someone [v -ED, -ING, -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Present
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 ..."