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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Adjective


Noun present has 3 senses

Adjective present has 2 senses

Verb present has 13 senses


presenta. [F. présent, L. praesens,-entis, that is before one, in sight or at hand, p. p. of praeesse to be before; prae before + esse to be. See Essence.].
  •  Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent.  [1913 Webster]
    "These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "I'll bring thee to the present business"  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "An ambassador . . . desires a present audience."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Favorably attentive; propitious.  [1913 Webster]
    "To find a god so present to my prayer."  [1913 Webster]
Present tense (Gram.), the tense or form of a verb which expresses action or being in the present time; as, I am writing, I write, or I do write.
presentn. [Cf. F. présent. See Present, a.].
  •  Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present.  [1913 Webster]
    "Past and present, wound in one."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense.  [1913 Webster]
At present, at the present time; now. -- For the present, for the tine being; temporarily. -- In present, at once, without delay. [Obs.] “With them, in present, half his kingdom; the rest to follow at his death.” Milton.
presentv. t. [F. présenter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the lord."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance.  [1913 Webster]
    "Lectorides's memory is ever . . . presenting him with the thoughts of other persons."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over.  [1913 Webster]
    "So ladies in romance assist their knight,
    Present the spear, and arm him for the fight.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer.  [1913 Webster]
    "My last, least offering, I present thee now."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts.  [1913 Webster]
    "Octavia presented the poet for him admirable elegy on her son Marcellus."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To present; to personate.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.  [1913 Webster]
    "The patron of a church may present his clerk to a parsonage or vicarage; that is, may offer him to the bishop of the diocese to be instituted."  [1913 Webster]
Pesent arms (Mil.), the command in response to which the gun is carried perpendicularly in front of the center of the body, and held there with the left hand grasping it at the lower band, and the right hand grasping the small of the stock, in token of respect, as in saluting a superior officer; also, the position taken at such a command.
presentv. 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.  [1913 Webster]
presentn. [F. présent .].
     Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Gift; donation; donative; benefaction. See Gift.
     The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present.  [1913 Webster]


present, adj. & n.
1 (usu. predic.) being in the place in question (was present at the trial).
2 a now existing, occurring, or being such (the present Duke; during the present season). b now being considered or discussed etc. (in the present case).
3 Gram. expressing an action etc. now going on or habitually performed (present participle; present tense).
--n. (prec. by the)
1 the time now passing (no time like the present).
2 Gram. the present tense.

at present now. by these presents Law by this document (know all men by these presents). for the present
1 just now.
2 as far as the present is concerned. present company excepted excluding those who are here now. present-day adj. of this time; modern.
present, v. & n.
1 introduce, offer, or exhibit, esp. for public attention or consideration.
2 a (with a thing as object, foll. by to) offer or give as a gift (to a person), esp. formally or ceremonially. b (with a person as object, foll. by with) make available to; cause to have (presented them with a new car; that presents us with a problem).
3 a (of a company, producer, etc.) put (a form of entertainment) before the public. b (of a performer, comp{egrave}re, etc.) introduce or put before an audience .
4 introduce (a person) formally (may I present my fianc{eacute}?; was presented at court).
5 offer, give (compliments etc.) (may I present my card; present my regards to your family).
6 a (of a circumstance) reveal (some quality etc.) (this presents some difficulty). b exhibit (an appearance etc.) (presented a rough exterior).
7 (of an idea etc.) offer or suggest itself.
8 deliver (a cheque, bill, etc.) for acceptance or payment.
9 a (usu. foll. by at) aim (a weapon). b hold out (a weapon) in a position for aiming.
10 (refl. or absol.) Med. (of a patient or illness etc.) come forward for or undergo initial medical examination.
11 (absol.) Med. (of a part of a foetus) be directed toward the cervix at the time of delivery.
12 (foll. by to) Law bring formally under notice, submit (an offence, complaint, etc.).
13 (foll. by to) Eccl. recommend (a clergyman) to a bishop for institution to a benefice.
--n. the position of presenting arms in salute.

present arms hold a rifle etc. vertically in front of the body as a salute. present oneself
1 appear.
2 come forward for examination etc.
presenter n. (in sense 3 of v.).
present, n. a gift; a thing given or presented.

make a present of give as a gift.
ME f. OF (as PRESENT(1)), orig. in phr. mettre une chose en present {agrave} quelqu'un put a thing into the presence of a person



n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.



Christmas present, accessible, accommodate, accord, acquaint, actual, adduce, adjacent, administer, advance, affect, afford, affront, aid, aim, aim at, allege, allot, allow, allowance, alms, announce, aorist, array, articulate, as is, at hand, at present, attendant, available, award, baksheesh, be a gas, be a hit, being, bend, benevolence, bestow, bestow on, betoken, bill, birthday present, bomb, bonus, boon, bounty, box, brandish, brave, breast, breathe, bring before, bring forth, bring forward, bring in, bring into view, bring on, bring out, bring to bear, bring to notice, bring up, cadeau, challenge, chime, chorus, chronology, close, closest, clothe, come out with, communicate, compliment, conceive, confer, confront, confront with, contemporaneous, contemporary, continuity, contribute, contribution, convey, couch, couch in terms, current, dangle, dare, deal, deal out, defy, deliver, demonstrate, deploy, determine, develop, devote, direct, directionize, disclose, dish out, dispense, display, distribute, divulge, do the honors, dole, dole out, donate, donation, dramatize, duration, durative, duree, embody, embody in words, emcee, emit, enact, encounter, endow, endowment, enunciate, envisage, evidence, evince, exhibit, existent, existing, expose to view, express, extant, extend, face, face with, fail, fairing, favor, feature, file, fill, fill up, find, fix, fix on, flaunt, fling off, flop, flourish, fork out, formularize, formulate, frame, freeload, fresh, front, fund, furnish, future, future perfect, gift, gift with, give, give a knockdown, give an introduction, give away, give expression, give expression to, give freely, give out, give out with, give sign, give token, give tongue, give utterance, give voice, give words to, grant, gratuity, hand, hand out, hand over, hand-out, handsel, headline, heap, help to, here and now, highlight, historical present, hold forth, hold on, hold out, illuminate, immanent, immediate, impart, imperfect, in being, in effect, in existence, in force, in view, incarnate, indicate, indwelling, inherent, instant, introduce, invest, issue, just now, keep, largess, largesse, lastingness, latest, lavish, lay before, let have, let out, level at, lip, living, maintain, make a hit, make acquainted, make available, make clear, make known, make plain, make provision for, manifest, marshal, materialize, mean, meet, meet squarely, melodramatize, mete, mete out, modern, mount, nearby, nearest, new, newfashioned, now, nowadays, oblation, offer, offering, on board, on deck, on foot, on hand, open, open a show, our times, out with, parade, paragraph, pass out, past, past perfect, peace offering, perfect, perform, period, phonate, phrase, place before, plead, pluperfect, point, point at, point tense, point to, pour, pour forth, pourboire, prefer, premiere, prepare, present perfect, present to, present-age, present-day, present-time, presentation, presently, preterit, prevalent, preview, produce, proffer, progressive tense, pronounce, provide, provide for, proximate, psychological time, put, put forth, put forward, put in words, put it to, put on, put to choice, put to vote, put up, quaint, rain, raise, rally, record, recruit, register, remaining, render, replenish, represent, reveal, rhetorize, right now, roll out, running, say, scenarize, serve, set, set before, set forth, set out, set the stage, shell out, show, show forth, shower, sight on, slip, snow, sound, space, space-time, sponge, spotlight, stage, star, state, stem, stock, store, style, submit, subsidize, subsistent, subsisting, succeed, supply, support, tell, tender, tense, term, that be, that is, the future, the nonce, the past, the present, the time being, theatricalize, these days, throw off, tide, time, timebinding, tip, today, token, topical, train, train upon, tribute, trot out, try out, turn, turn over, turn upon, under the sun, unfold, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, utter, verbalize, vocalize, voice, vouchsafe, wave, while, whisper, white elephant, within call, within reach, within sight, word, yield




VB offer, proffer, present, tender, bid, propose, move, make a motion, make advances, start, invite, hold out, place in one's way, put forward, hawk about, offer for sale, press, lay at one's feet, offer oneself, present oneself, volunteer, come forward, be a candidate, stand for, bid for, seek, be at one's service, go a begging, bribe.

The Present Time

N the present, the present time, the present day, the present moment, the present juncture, the present occasion, the times, the existing time, the time being, today, these days, nowadays, our times, modern times, the twentieth century, nonce, crisis, epoch, day, hour, age, time of life, present, actual, instant, current, existing, extant, that is, present-day, up-to-date, up-to-the-moment, at this time, at this moment, at the present time, now, at present, at hand, at this time of day, today, nowadays, already, even now, but now, just now, on the present occasion, for the time being, for the nonce, pro hac vice, on the nail, on the spot, on the spur of the moment, until now, to this day, to the present day, the present hour alone is man's.


N giving, bestowal, bestowment, donation, presentation, presentment, accordance, concession, delivery, consignment, dispensation, communication, endowment, investment, investiture, award, almsgiving, charity, liberality, generosity, gift, donation, present, cadeau, fairing, free gift, boon, favor, benefaction, grant, offering, oblation, sacrifice, immolation, lagniappe, pilon, grace, act of grace, bonus, allowance, contribution, subscription, subsidy, tribute, subvention, bequest, legacy, devise, will, dotation, dot, appanage, voluntary settlement, voluntary conveyance, amortization, alms, largess, bounty, dole, sportule, donative, help, oblation, offertory, honorarium, gratuity, Peter pence, sportula, Christmas box, Easter offering, vail, douceur, drink money, pourboire, trinkgeld, bakshish, fee, consideration, bribe, bait, ground bait, peace offering, handsel, boodle, graft, grease, blat, giver, grantor, donor, feoffer, settlor, giving, given, allowed, allowable, concessional, communicable, charitable, eleemosynary, sportulary, tributary, gratis, donative, auctor pretiosa facit, ex dono, res est ingeniosa dare.

VB deliver, hand, pass, put into the hands of, hand over, make over, deliver over, pass over, turn over, assign dower, present, give away, dispense, dispose of, give out, deal out, dole out, mete out, fork out, squeeze out, pay, render, impart, communicate, concede, cede, yield, part with, shed, cast, spend, give, bestow, confer, grant, accord, award, assign, intrust, consign, vest in, make a present, allow, contribute, subscribe, furnish its quota, invest, endow, settle upon, bequeath, leave, devise, furnish, supply, help, administer to, afford, spare, accommodate with, indulge with, favor with, shower down upon, lavish, pour on, thrust upon, tip, bribe, tickle the palm, grease the palm, offer, sacrifice, immolate.


N presence, occupancy, occupation, attendance, whereness, permeation, pervasion, diffusion, ubiety, ubiquity, ubiquitariness, omnipresence, bystander, present, occupying, inhabiting, moored, resiant, resident, residentiary, domiciled, ubiquitous, ubiquitary, omnipresent, universally present, peopled, populous, full of people, inhabited, here, there, where, everywhere, aboard, on board, at home, afield, here there and everywhere, in presence of, before, under the eyes of, under the nose of, in the face of, in propria persona, on the spot, in person, in the flesh, nusquam est qui ubique est.


VB call, ordain, induct, prefer, translate, consecrate, present, take orders, take the tonsure, take the veil, take vows.

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