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.