Definitions for present

Definitions for (noun) present

Main entry: present, present tense

Definition: a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking

Main entry: present

Definition: something presented as a gift

Usage: his tie was a present from his wife

Main entry: nowadays, present

Definition: the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech

Usage: that is enough for the present; he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow

Definitions for (verb) present

Main entry: lay out, represent, present

Definition: bring forward and present to the mind

Usage: We presented the arguments to him; We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason

Main entry: salute, present

Definition: recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position

Usage: When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute

Main entry: introduce, present, acquaint

Definition: cause to come to know personally

Usage: permit me to acquaint you with my son; introduce the new neighbors to the community

Main entry: present

Definition: formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.

Main entry: deliver, present

Definition: deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)

Usage: The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students

Main entry: face, confront, present

Definition: present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize

Usage: 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

Main entry: portray, present

Definition: represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture

Usage: The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting

Main entry: stage, represent, present

Definition: perform (a play), especially on a stage

Usage: we are going to stage `Othello'

Main entry: show, demo, demonstrate, present, exhibit

Definition: give an exhibition of to an interested audience

Usage: She shows her dogs frequently; We will demo the new software in Washington

Main entry: gift, give, present

Definition: give as a present; make a gift of

Usage: What will you give her for her birthday?

Main entry: award, present

Definition: give, especially as an honor or reward

Usage: bestow honors and prizes at graduation

Main entry: submit, present

Definition: hand over formally

Main entry: pose, present

Definition: introduce

Usage: This poses an interesting question

Definitions for (adj) present

Main entry: present

Definition: temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration

Usage: the present leader; articles for present use; the present topic; the present system; present observations

Main entry: present

Definition: being or existing in a specified place

Usage: the murderer is present in this room; present at the wedding; present at the creation

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