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Definitions of present

  1. cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. (grammar) a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that exist at the moment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. perform (a play), esp. on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. hand over formally Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. give, especially as a reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. A gift. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. 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
  24. Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. Favorably attentive; propitious. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. 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
  29. A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. To present; to personate. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. To nominate for support at a public school or other institution. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. To bring an indictment against. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. 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.
  46. The time now here; a gift or donation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  47. 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.
  48. Presenter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  49. To precede or appear first at the os uteri, said of the part of the fetus which is felt by the examining finger of the accoucheur. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  50. 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.
  51. Present time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. 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.
  53. PRESENTABLE. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. That which is presented or given, a gift. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  55. In a certain place; being now or here; immediate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  56. Presentation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  57. The present time; a gift. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  58. To set before; introduce; offer; give; indict. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  59. To introduce; confer a gift upon; give; suggest; offer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Presently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. The present tense. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. A present matter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. A donation or gift. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. That which is given or presented; a gift. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  72. 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.
  73. 1. Being in a set place at a given time. 2. To bring a motion before a court. thelawdictionary.org
  74. Now existing; at hand; relating to the present time ; considered with reference to the present time. thelawdictionary.org
  75. A gift; a gratuity; anything presented or given. thelawdictionary.org
  76. In English ecclesiastical law. To offer a clerk to the bishop of the diocese, to be instituted. 1 Bl. Comm. 3S9. In criminal law. To find or represent judicially; used of the official act of a grand jury when they take notice of a crime or offense from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them. In the law of negotiable instruments. Primarily, to present is to tender or offer. Thus, to present a bill of exchange for ac- ceptance or payment is to exhibit it to the drawee or acceptor, (or his authorized ageut,) with an express or implied demand for acceptance or payment Byles, Bills, 183, 201. thelawdictionary.org
  77. pr[=e]-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. PR[=E]SENT'ABLE, fit to be presented: capable of being presented to a church living.--n. PRESENT[=A]'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. PRESENT[=EE]', one who is presented to a benefice; PR[=E]SENT'ER.--adj. PR[=E]SENT'IVE, presentative, non-symbolic (of words).--n. PR[=E]SENT'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. præsent[=a]re--præsens.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  78. Being in the place in question (chiefly pred.), as no one else was p.; being dealt with, discussed, &c., as no excuse in the p. case, the p. volume (the book you are reading or I am reviewing), the p. writer (I) could not verify this; p. to (felt, remembered, by) the mind, the imagination; (archaic) ready at hand, ready with assistance, as a very p. help in trouble; existing, occurring, being such, now, as the p. Duke of York, in the p. fashion; the p. worth of (sum that with compound interest dating from now will amount to) £100 in 12 years; (Gram.) p. tense (denoting action &c. now going on). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  79. The present time, the time now passing; at p., now, as do not want any more at p., is at p. in Egypt; for the p., just now, as far as the p. is concerned, as that will do for the p.; (know all men &c.) by these pp., by this document (now legal or facet.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  80. Gift; make a p. of, present (thing to person). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  81. Introduce (person to another); introduce (person) to sovereign at court; p. oneself, appear esp. as candidate for examination &c.; (of theatr. manager) cause (actor) to take part in play; recommend (clergyman) to bishop for institution (to benefice); exhibit (thing to person &c.). as p. a ragged appearance, presented its front to me; show (quality &c.), as cases that p. some difficulty; (Mil.) hold (fire-arm) in position for taking aim, also, p. arms, hold fire-arm &c. in deferential position in saluting; (of idea &c.) offer, suggest, itself; (Law) bring formally under notice, submit, (complaint, offence, to authority); aim (weapon at), hold out (weapon) in position for aiming (also abs. p.! as word of command; offer, give, (thing to person) as present; offer (compliments, regards, to); deliver (bill &c. to person &c.) for acceptance &c.; p. person with thing, p. it to him; (n.) act of aiming weapon esp. fire-arm, position of weapon when aimed. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  82. n. That which is presented or given: -present time ;--pl. Present letters or instrument ; a deed of conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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