Definitions English

  • Grammar A verb form in the present tense.
  • Law The document or instrument in question: Be it known by these presents.
  • Existing or happening now; current: the present leader; present trends.
  • Being at hand or in attendance: Thirty guests were present at the ceremony.
  • Existing in something specified: Oxygen is present in the bloodstream.
  • Now being considered; actually here or involved: the present subject; present company excepted.
  • Grammar Designating a verb tense or form that expresses current time.
  • Archaic Readily available; immediate.
  • Obsolete Alert to circumstances; attentive.
  • at present At the present time; right now.
  • for the present For the time being; temporarily.
  • To introduce, especially with formal ceremony.
  • To introduce (a young woman) to society with conventional ceremony.
  • To bring before the public: present a play.
  • To make a gift or award of.
  • To make a gift to.
  • To offer for observation, examination, or consideration; show or display. See Synonyms at offer.
  • To afford or furnish: The situation presented us with a chance to improve our knowledge.
  • To turn or position in the direction of another: presented his face to the camera.
  • To attach (an antigen, for example) on the surface of a molecule for detection by other molecules.
  • To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
  • Ecclesiastical To recommend (a cleric) for a benefice.
  • Law To offer to a legislature or court for consideration.