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The present (or here and now) is the time that is associated with the events perceived directly and in the first time, not as a recollection (perceived more than once) or a speculation (predicted, hypothesis, uncertain). It is a period of time between the past and the future, and can vary in meaning from being an instant to a day or longer. In radiocarbon dating, the "present" is defined as AD 1950. It is sometimes represented as a hyperplane in space-time, typically called "now", although modern physics demonstrates that such a hyperplane cannot be defined uniquely for observers in relative motion. The present may also be viewed as a duration (see specious present)..

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Definitions of "present"

  • A moment or period in time perceptible as intermediate between past and future; now. noun
  • Grammar The present tense. noun
  • Grammar A verb form in the present tense. noun
  • Law The document or instrument in question: Be it known by these presents. noun
  • Existing or happening now; current: the present leader; present trends. adjective
  • Being at hand or in attendance: Thirty guests were present at the ceremony. adjective
  • Existing in something specified: Oxygen is present in the bloodstream. adjective
  • Now being considered; actually here or involved: the present subject; present company excepted. adjective
  • Grammar Designating a verb tense or form that expresses current time. adjective
  • Archaic Readily available; immediate. adjective
  • Obsolete Alert to circumstances; attentive. adjective
  • at present At the present time; right now. idiom
  • for the present For the time being; temporarily. idiom
  • To introduce, especially with formal ceremony. verb-transitive
  • To introduce (a young woman) to society with conventional ceremony. verb-transitive
  • To bring before the public: present a play. verb-transitive
  • To make a gift or award of. verb-transitive
  • To make a gift to. verb-transitive
  • To offer for observation, examination, or consideration; show or display. See Synonyms at offer. verb-transitive

The word "present" in example sentences

+ -- _He promised me a present = A present was promised me_ (regular) = _I was promised a present_ (idiomatic).. [Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition]

The pronoun _I_ should always be capitalized, and should, when used as part of a compound subject, be placed second; as, _James and I were present, not I and James were present_.. [Practical Grammar and Composition]

[Footnote: If the present ends in _e_, the _e_ is dropped when _ed_ is added; as, lov_e_, lov_ed_; believ_e_, believ_ed_.] +An _Irregular Verb_ is one that does not form its past tense and past participle by adding _ed_ to the present+.. [Graded Lessons in English an Elementary English Grammar Consisting of One Hundred Practical Lessons, Carefully Graded and Adapted to the Class-Room]

"Well," she said, "that's all -- at present"; it had suddenly occurred to her that apprehension was a good thing; "_at present_," she repeated darkly; "and Blair, remember; thieves go to hell.". [The Iron Woman]

He rightly thinks that the weakness of our _present_ units is _the_ real weakness: he thinks we are far more in need of drafts than of fresh units; he suggests that a rider be sent now to insist that the estimates in yesterday's cable were only made on the assumption that my present force is kept up to strength.. [Gallipoli Diary, Volume I]

All that you mean to say, therefore, is that the present state of the system is defined by equations into which differential coefficients enter, such as _ds_ | _dt_, _dv_ | _dt_, that is to say, at bottom, _present_ velocities and _present_ accelerations.. [Evolution créatrice. English]

The principal parts of the Latin verb are the _first person singular of the present indicative_, the _present infinitive_, the _first person singular of the perfect indicative_, and _the perfect passive participle.. [Latin for Beginners]

From the present stem are formed the _present_, _imperfect_, and. [Latin for Beginners]

For the present -- _for the present_ "-- she spoke slowly --" I cease to press you to speak at this meeting which has been announced.. [The Coryston Family A Novel]

By such experimentation the various lines present in the solar spectrum were separated from the complex result, and the conclusion was reached that in the burning surface of the sun certain substances _well known on earth are present_; for the lines of those substances are shown in the spectrum.. [Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century Great Deeds of Men and Nations and the Progress of the World]

I believe it to be my duty as an historian, on however humble a scale, not only to show how our present history is affected by the past, but also to give you such a knowledge of our present history as may enable you to judge how much the country is still suffering from _present grievances_, occasioned by past maladministration.. [An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800]

Provost and Gentlemen of the University of Dublin, whether it would be agreeable to them to receive this, and transfer the one they at present have to Dr. Berkeley's highly respected friend, the _present_ Bishop of. [Notes and Queries, Number 183, April 30, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc]

As captain Pos did not return as soon as was expected, another messenger was sent, and soon one of the chiefs returned to Governor Stuyvesant, fourteen Dutch men, women and children, as a present in token of his good will, and asking that a _present_ of powder and ball might be forwarded to him.. [Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam]

And therefore the present _filling the imagination most_, reason is commonly vanquished; but after that force of eloquence and persuasion hath made things future and remote, _appear as present_, then, _upon the revolt of the imagination reason prevaileth_. '. [The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded]

Now the present situation in which we are, seems to tend to some different solution; and this idea was very much strengthened by the King's note to Lord Sydney, desiring to see me, in order to talk with me about your staying, _at least for the present_.. [Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third From the Original Family Documents, Volume 1 (of 2)]

If you hold a medium between affirmation and negation, by saying, that the justice of the gods, at present, exerts itself in part, but not in its full extent; I answer, that you have no reason to give it any particular extent, but only so far as you see it, _at present_, exert itself.. [An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding]

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  • Hyphenation pres ent pre sent
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