- noting an action or state occurring at the moment of speaking or writing: Knows is a present form in He knows that.
- noting or pertaining to a tense or other verb formation with such meaning.
- the present tense.
- a verb formation or construction with present meaning.
- a form in the present.
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Idioms for present
Origin of present1
OTHER WORDS FROM presentpres·ent·ness, noun
Words nearby present
Definition for present (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
- to bring against, as a formal charge against a person.
- to bring formally to the notice of the proper authority, as an offense.
verb (used without object)
- (of a fetus) to be visible at the cervix during labor: In a normal delivery, the baby’s head presents first.
- (of a medical condition) to be evident from the presence of certain symptoms: Depression often presents with disturbed sleep or appetite.
- (of a patient) to have a certain symptom or medical condition, especially as reported during a medical examination: A 22-year-old man presents with shortness of breath.
noun pres·ent [prez-uhnt] /ˈprɛz ənt/
Origin of present2
synonym study for present
OTHER WORDS FROM presentself-pre·sent·ed, adjectiveun·pre·sent·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for present
We’re pleased to be present in so many relationships this year, even more so than before.
Republicans, by many accounts, aren’t even considering the arguments being presented in the trial.How Has The Nation Changed Since The Insurrection At The Capitol?|Micah Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org)|February 11, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
We should request that staff conduct a feasibility study and to present the results of that study to this committee by the end of the year.Vacancy Tax Study Is Giving City Officials Déjà Vu|Lisa Halverstadt and Andrew Keatts|February 10, 2021|Voice of San Diego
In five years of Insights puzzles, we’ve tried to present questions that lived up to the column’s name.
He was a tough guy, but also admired and respected by his players and most in the media, present company included.Marty Schottenheimer’s legacy can be measured in teams’ regret over letting him go|Leonard Shapiro|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
In his view, a writer has only one duty: to be present in his books.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Angelina Jolie was able to seemingly glide into the Vatican on Thursday to present her new film ‘Unbroken.’Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Disordered eating is also linked to higher rates of depression and anxiety, both in the present and in the future.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the middle of all of that past suffering and present-day conflict, this Cosby bomb was dropped.
The account goes some way in showing just how present the Quds and other forces are in Iraq at this point in time.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But Mrs. Dodd, the present vicar's wife, retained the precious prerogative of choosing the book to be read at the monthly Dorcas.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The Rev. Alonzo Barnard, seventy-one years of age, accompanied by his daughter, was present.
Several pioneers familiar with the facts of the tragedy at the time of its occurrence were also present.
Bacteria, when present in great numbers, give a uniform cloud which cannot be removed by ordinary filtration.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for present (1 of 2)
- the present tense
- a verb in this tense
Word Origin for present
British Dictionary definitions for present (2 of 2)
verb (prɪˈzɛnt) (mainly tr)
Word Origin for present
Medical definitions for present
Idioms and Phrases with present
see all present and accounted for; at present; for the moment (present); no time like the present.