The present (or now) is the time that is associated with the events perceived directly and in the first time, not as a recollection (perceived more than once) or a speculation (predicted, hypothesis, uncertain). It is a period of time between the past and the future, and can vary in meaning from being an instant to a day or longer. In radiocarbon dating, the "present" is defined as AD 1950.
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Some articles on present:
... "Relax, it’s FedEx," 2004–2008 "We Understand," 2009–present "WeLiveToDeliver" 2009–present "Brown Bailout" 2009–present "The World On Time" 2009–present ...
... Corners, Australia's first current affairs program, premieres (1961–present) ... October – Songs of Praise debuts on BBC (1961–present) ... CTV National News premieres (1961–present) ...
... Meet the Press (1947–present) ... Candid Camera (1948–present) ... Bozo the Clown (1949–present) ...
... Coronation Street (UK) (1960–present) ... Four Corners (Australia) (1961–present) ... It's Academic (1961–present) Mister Ed (1961–1966) ...
... The Granary at Manor Farm, Yatesbury, was restored by the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust in 2006–2007 ... Famous former residents include singer/songwriter/author Julian Cope, who lived in the village until 2006 ...
More definitions of "present":
- (verb): Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea).
- (verb): Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position.
- (noun): A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.
Synonyms: present tense
- (verb): Formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..
- (verb): Hand over formally.
- (verb): Represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally.
- (verb): Give, especially as a reward.
- (noun): Something presented as a gift.
Example: "His tie was a present from his wife"
- (adj): Spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place.
Example: "The murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"
- (adj): Temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration.
Example: "The present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
- (verb): Introduce.
- (noun): The period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech.
Example: "That is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
Famous quotes containing the word present:
“Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small.
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.”
—Isaac Watts (16741748)
“We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.”
—Victor Hugo (18021885)
“Americas present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.”
—Warren Gamaliel Harding (18651923)