- 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.
Idioms about present
Origin of present1
OTHER WORDS FROM presentpres·ent·ness, noun
Other definitions for present (2 of 2)
- to bring against, as a formal charge against a person.
- to bring formally to the notice of the proper authority, as an offense.
- (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.
Origin of present2
synonym study for present
OTHER WORDS FROM presentself-pre·sent·ed, adjectiveun·pre·sent·ed, adjective
How to use present in a sentence
Organic reach is more important and cost-effective than ever, and yet, major changes to how Google presents site content and information puts findability at risk.SMX is Coming to You in December 2020: Be a Part of it!|Kathy Bushman|September 17, 2020|Search Engine Land
For a president eager to present a picture of inevitable victory, though, the idea that there’s a few million votes evading the spotlight of public polling sounds awfully appealing.If voters are wary of stating support for Trump in polls, why does he outperform GOP Senate candidates?|Philip Bump|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
An orbiter also presents the opportunity to pull off more daring projects and venture directly into the clouds.
As part of its big push into subscription services, Apple presented a few new software offerings.Everything announced at Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event today|rhhackettfortune|September 15, 2020|Fortune
As you can see on the screenshot above, there is a part of the product description on the desktop version that is not presented on the mobile version of the page.
“The sensation these objects presented receded as their cost increased,” notes Rabinowitz.
Hip-hop and faith have a long and sometimes conflicted history; but it was often presented in nuanced or subdued ways.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet|Stereo Williams|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the honor guard approached with slow, measured steps and presented the flag to a uniformed captain.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Tuesday, it was announced that the militants had presented a new offer to the government.
And the information that the FBI has presented so far strikes many experts as hardly a slam dunk against Pyongyang.
As such it is now presented to the public for whatever meed of praise or censure it is found to deserve.
To talk German was beyond the sweep of my dizziest ambition, but an Italian runner or porter instantly presented himself.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
At the lesson following he accordingly presented himself with his arm in a sling.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The king put him to death, and the attendants of Adelil made of his heart a viand which they presented to her.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
But the contrast thus presented is one that has acquired a new meaning in the age in which we live.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
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)
Word Origin for present
Other Idioms and Phrases with present
see all present and accounted for; at present; for the moment (present); no time like the present.