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Present (IPA: /ˈpɹɛzənt/, /pɝˈzɛnt/, /pɹiˈzɛnt/)


Present (a.)

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

Present (a.)

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.

Present (a.)

Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident.

Present (a.)

Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit.

Present (a.)

Favorably attentive; propitious.

Present (a.)

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

Present (a.)

Present letters or instrument, as a deed of conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, or other writing; as in the phrase, "LFT Know all men by these presents, RHT" that is, by the writing itself, "LFT per has literas praesentes; "LFT -- in this sense, rarely used in the singular.

Present (a.)

A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense.

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.

Present (a.)

To exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance.

Present (a.)

To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over.

Present (a.)

To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer.

Present (a.)

Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts.

Present (a.)

To present; to personate.

Present (a.)

To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.

Present (a.)

To nominate for support at a public school or other institution .

Present (a.)

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.

Present (a.)

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.

Present (a.)

To bring an indictment against .

Present (a.)

To aim, point, or direct, as a weapon; as, to present a pistol or the point of a sword to the breast of another.

Present (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.

Present (n.)

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

Present (n.)

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

Present

Current moment in time

Present

Band

Present

Van der Graaf Generator album

Present

Timbaland & Magoo album

Present

Yuki Uchida album

Present (Last Name / Surname)

Present is the #72,332 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 269 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "the future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now." - W. Somerset Maugham

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A dream is a creation of the intelligence, the creator being present but not knowing how it will end." - Dreams

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings." - Alienation

Example Sentence (Quote)

"An author in his book must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere. (9 December 1852)" - Authors

Example Sentence (Quote)

"As I say it's a bit dingy at present but it's surprising what a lick of paint'll do isn't it?" - Wallace and Gromit


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