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present1 British & World English

In a particular place

present2 British & World English

Give or award formally or ceremonially

present3 British & World English

A thing given to someone as a gift

the present in present1 British & World English

The period of time now occurring

all-present British & World English

Existing or occurring everywhere

present-day British & World English

Relating to the current period of time

re-present British & World English

Present (something) again, especially for further consideration or in an altered form

present arms in present2 British & World English

Hold a rifle vertically in front of the body as a salute

present arms British & World English

Hold a rifle vertically in front of the body as a salute

present tense British & World English

A tense expressing an action that is currently going on or habitually performed, or a state that currently or generally exists

present-time British & World English

Relating to the current period of time

present value British & World English

The value in the present of a sum of money, in contrast to some future value it will have when it has been invested at compound interest

present participle British & World English

The form of a verb, ending in -ing in English, which is used in forming continuous tenses, e.g. in I’m thinking, alone in non-finite clauses, e.g. in sitting here, I haven’t a care in the world, as a noun, e.g. in good thinking, and as an adjective, e.g. in running water

historic present British & World English

The present tense used instead of the past in vivid narrative, especially in titles, such as ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, and informally in speech, e.g. ‘so I say to him’

for the present British & World English

For now; temporarily

present company excepted in present1 British & World English

Excluding those who are here now

present company excepted British & World English

Excluding those who are here now

present with in present2 British & World English

(Of a patient) come forward for initial medical examination for a particular condition or symptom

all present and correct in present1 British & World English

Used to indicate that not a single thing or person is missing

all present and correct British & World English

Used to indicate that not a single thing or person is missing

present someone to in present2 British & World English

(In church use) recommend an ordained minister to a bishop for institution to (a benefice)

present itself in present2 British & World English

(Of an opportunity or idea) occur and be available for use or exploitation

present oneself in present2 British & World English

Appear formally before others

no time like the present in present1 British & World English

An action should be done now rather than later

no time like the present British & World English

An action should be done now rather than later

present someone with in present2 British & World English

Give someone (a gift or award) in a formal or ceremonial way

net present value in present value British & World English

The value in the present of a sum of money, in contrast to some future value it will have when it has been invested at compound interest

present perfect in perfect British & World English

(Of a tense) denoting a completed action or a state or habitual action which began in the past. The perfect tense is formed in English with have or has and the past participle, as in they have eaten and they have been eating (present perfect), they had eaten (past perfect), and they will have eaten (future perfect)

present1 English Thesaurus

a doctor must be present at the ringside

present2 English Thesaurus

Eddy will present the cheque to the winner

present3 English Thesaurus

I got him this tie as a birthday present

present English-Spanish

entregarle* algo, hacerle* entrega

present-day English-Spanish

actual, de hoy (en) día

re-present English-Spanish

volver* a presentar

ever-present English-Spanish

siempre presente


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