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Present 1Definition: Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated
limits; opposed to absent.
Present 2Definition: 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.
Present 3Definition: Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident.
Present 4Definition: Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit.
Favorably attentive; propitious.
Present 6Definition: Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present.
Present 7Definition: 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.
Present 8Definition: A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense.
Present 9Definition: 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.
Present 10Definition: To pass over,
esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over.
Present 11Definition: To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer.
Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by
Present 13Definition: To present; to personate.
Present 14Definition: To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.
Present 15Definition: To nominate for support at a public school or other institution
Present 16Definition: 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.
Present 17Definition: 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
nuisances, or whatever they think to be public injuries.
Present 18Definition: To bring an indictment against
Present 19Definition: To aim, point, or direct, as a weapon; as, to present a pistol or the point of a sword to the breast of another.
Present 20Definition: 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.
Present 21Definition: Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present.
Present 22Definition: The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present.
present 23Definition: a verb tense that
expresses actions or
states at the time of speaking
present 24Definition: something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife"
present 25Definition: the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
present 26Definition: bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the
arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
present 27Definition: recognize with a gesture prescribed by a
miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the
officers show up, the
soldiers have to salute"
present 28Definition: cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new
neighbors to the community"
present 29Definition: formally present a debutante, a representative of a country,
present 30Definition: deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the
present 31Definition: present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his
actions"; "An enormous dilemma
present 32Definition: represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a
good-looking man in this painting"
present 33Definition: perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello''"
present 34Definition: show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She
dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
present 35Definition: give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her
present 36Definition: give, especially as a reward; "bestow
prizes at graduation"
present 37Definition: hand over formally
present 38Definition: introduce; "This
poses an interesting question"
present 39Definition: spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"