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present1 US English

(Of a person) in a particular place

present2 US English

Give something to (someone) formally or ceremonially

present3 US English

A thing given to someone as a gift

present1 US Thesaurus

a doctor must be present at the ringside

present2 US Thesaurus

the president presented a check to the winner

present3 US Thesaurus

a birthday present

present something to in present2 US English

Give something to (someone) formally or ceremonially

all-present US English

Existing or occurring everywhere

present-day US English

Of or relating to the current period of time

re-present US English

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

present-day US Thesaurus

present-day methods are more effective as well as time-saving

present-day New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as noun, e.g. in the present day)

ever-present US English

Existing or occurring at all times; always there

present arms US English

(Usually as a command) hold a rifle vertically in front of the body as a salute

present tense US English

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

present-time US English

Relating to the current period of time

present value US 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

historic present US 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.”

present participle US 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 nonfinite 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

for the present US English

For now; temporarily

make a present of US English

Give as a gift

present company excepted US English

Excluding those who are here now

present with in present2 US English

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

present oneself in present2 US English

Come forward into the presence of another or others, especially for a formal occasion; appear

present itself in present2 US English

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


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