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Definitions of present

  1. To bring before someone; to introduce; to bring to view or notice; to offer as a gift; to make a gift to; to lay before for consideration. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To set before, to introduce: to exhibit to view: to offer: to put into the possession of another: to make a gift of: to lay before for consideration: to point, as a gun before firing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To set before; introduce; offer; give; indict. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To introduce; confer a gift upon; give; suggest; offer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. introduce; "This poses an interesting question" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. hand over formally Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To Introduce into the presence of a superior; to exhibit; to give; to offer; to point, as a gun, to another; to nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to lay before a public body or a court; to indict. To present arms, to hold them out in token of respect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To set or place in the presence of; to introduce to a superior; to exhibit to view; to give to formally and ceremoniously; to favour with a gift; to exhibit; to appoint to a church living; to point or direct, as a gun before discharging it; to salute by holding out arms, as a company of soldiers. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. What is written in a deed of conveyance or other instrument. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. The time now here; a gift or donation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Presenter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Present time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. That which is presented or given, a gift. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Presentation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. The present time; a gift. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. The present tense. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A present matter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A donation or gift. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. That which is given or presented; a gift. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Presently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. (grammar) a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that exist at the moment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. Favorably attentive; propitious. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. To exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. To present; to personate. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution. Newage Dictionary DB
  48. To nominate for support at a public school or other institution. Newage Dictionary DB
  49. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  50. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  51. To bring an indictment against. Newage Dictionary DB
  52. To aim, point, or direct, as a weapon; as, to present a pistol or the point of a sword to the breast of another. Newage Dictionary DB
  53. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  54. Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present. Newage Dictionary DB
  55. The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present. Newage Dictionary DB
  56. Being in a certain place; being at hand or in sight: opposite to absent; existing at this time; not past or future; instant or immediate; in grammar, denoting time that now is. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  57. Being in a certain place (opp. to ABSENT): now under view or consideration: being at this time: not past or future: ready at hand: attentive: not absent-minded: (gram.) denoting time just now, or making a general statement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  58. PRESENTABLE. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. In a certain place; being now or here; immediate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  60. Being in this place or in a place specified as where some event occurs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. Now going on or in mind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. Impending; instant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. Being in a certain place; being before the face or near; being now in view or under consideration; being at this time; ready at hand; favourably attentive; not absent in mind. Present tense, the form of a verb which expresses action or being in the present time. The present, the present time. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  64. Being in a certain place; being in sight or at hand; not absent; being in company; not past or future; favourably attentive; not absent of mind; attentive. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for present

  1. At present we can only wait for an answer to her letter. – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  2. You had better leave him to us for the present – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
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