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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

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

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-day New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

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

ever-present British & World English

Existing or occurring at all times; always there

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

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’

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

for the present British & World English

For now; temporarily

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 British & World English

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

present oneself in present2 British & World English

Appear formally before others

present someone to in present2 British & World English

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


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