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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... Coronation Street (UK) (1960–present) ... Four Corners (Australia) (1961–present) ... It's Academic (1961–present) Mister Ed (1961–1966) ...
... Meet the Press (1947–present) ... Candid Camera (1948–present) ... Bozo the Clown (1949–present) ...
... 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":
- (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"
- (noun): A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.
Synonyms: present tense
- (verb): Give, especially as a reward.
- (verb): Hand over formally.
- (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"
- (verb): Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea).
- (verb): Introduce.
- (verb): Show or demonstrate something to an interested audience.
Synonyms: show, demo, exhibit, demonstrate
- (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): Formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..
- (verb): Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position.
- (verb): Represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally.
- (noun): Something presented as a gift.
Example: "His tie was a present from his wife"
Famous quotes containing the word present:
“The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.”
—Walter Benjamin (18921940)
“Happy you poets who can be present and so present by a simple flicker of your genius, and not, like the clumsier race, have to lay a train and pile up faggots that may not after prove in the least combustible!”
—Henry James (18431916)
“Though I do hate him as I do hell pains,
Yet, for necessity of present life,
I must show out a flag and sign of love,
Which is indeed but sign.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)