• (a.) Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent.
  • (a.) Now existing, or in process; begun but not ended; now in view, or under consideration; being at this time; not past or future; as, the present session of Congress; the present state of affairs; the present instance.
  • (a.) Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident.
  • (a.) Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit.
  • (a.) Favorably attentive; propitious.
  • (a.) Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present.
  • (a.) Present letters or instrument, as a deed of conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, or other writing; as in the phrase, " Know all men by these presents," that is, by the writing itself, " per has literas praesentes; " -- in this sense, rarely used in the singular.
  • (a.) A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense.
  • (a.) To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce formally; to offer for acquaintance; as, to present an envoy to the king; (with the reciprocal pronoun) to come into the presence of a superior.
  • (a.) To exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance.
  • (a.) To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over.
  • (a.) To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer.
  • (a.) Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts.
  • (a.) To present; to personate.
  • (a.) To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.
  • (a.) To nominate for support at a public school or other institution .
  • (a.) To lay before a public body, or an official, for consideration, as before a legislature, a court of judicature, a corporation, etc.; as, to present a memorial, petition, remonstrance, or indictment.
  • (a.) To lay before a court as an object of inquiry; to give notice officially of, as a crime of offence; to find or represent judicially; as, a grand jury present certain offenses or nuisances, or whatever they think to be public injuries.
  • (a.) To bring an indictment against .
  • (a.) To aim, point, or direct, as a weapon; as, to present a pistol or the point of a sword to the breast of another.
  • (v. i.) To appear at the mouth of the uterus so as to be perceptible to the finger in vaginal examination; -- said of a part of an infant during labor.
  • (n.) Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present.
  • (n.) The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present.

Compare present with other words:

participating vs. present

participation vs. present

participate vs. present

assist vs. present

present vs. suggest

present vs. prevent

establish vs. present

present vs. refined

evil vs. present

deliver vs. present

present vs. temporary

alternate vs. present

present vs. refuse

ongoing vs. present

present vs. prize

pose vs. present

present vs. previous

expose vs. present

argue vs. present

appear vs. present

express vs. present

attending vs. present

afford vs. present

present vs. presentiality

omnipresential vs. present

nonpresentation vs. present

present vs. presentness

present vs. sportula

detur vs. present

multipresent vs. present

announce vs. present

accord vs. present

attendance vs. present

existing vs. present

articulate vs. present

present vs. render

content vs. present

present vs. president

present vs. submit

demonstrate vs. present

mobile vs. present

present vs. presentation

present vs. presented

lodge vs. present

present vs. put

mean vs. present

present vs. promote

avoid vs. present

present vs. stound

present vs. reserve

award vs. present

present vs. signify

introduce vs. present

giving vs. present

prescient vs. present

omnipresent vs. present

demonstration vs. present

available vs. present

display vs. present

present vs. recent

inherence vs. present

present vs. presentiate

pervasiveness vs. present

foretime vs. present

fairing vs. present

present vs. presenter

bede vs. present

boon vs. present

plagiarism vs. present

exist vs. present

present vs. showcase

bystander vs. present

aftertaste vs. present

miocene vs. present

latent vs. present

prefer vs. present

minstrel vs. present

mimesis vs. present

assistant vs. present

instant vs. present

present vs. provide

occur vs. present

present vs. resent

inhabit vs. present

present vs. screen

latter vs. present

heretofore vs. present

adduce vs. present

present vs. quantum

commute vs. present

consequence vs. present

douceur vs. present

apperception vs. present

present vs. toward

arrive vs. present

present vs. represent

peril vs. present

bounce vs. present

nowadays vs. present

examination vs. present

present vs. vaginal

present vs. uterus

present vs. staff

medical vs. present

attention vs. present

draft vs. present

accept vs. present

pay vs. present

drawee vs. present