What is present?

  • (verb): Give, especially as a reward.
    Synonyms: award
    See also — Additional definitions below

Present

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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FedEx - Advertising
... FedEx," 2004–2008 "We Understand," 2009–present "WeLiveToDeliver" 2009–present "Brown Bailout" 2009–present "The World On Time" 2009–present ...
1961 In Television - Television Shows - 1940s
... Meet the Press (1947–present) ... Candid Camera (1948–present) ... Bozo the Clown (1949–present) ...
1965 In Television - Television Shows - 1960s
... Coronation Street (UK) (1960–present) ... Four Corners (Australia) (1961–present) ... It's Academic (1961–present) Mister Ed (1961–1966) ...
1961 In Television - Debuts
... current affairs program, premieres (1961–present) ... October – Songs of Praise debuts on BBC (1961–present) ... CTV National News premieres (1961–present) ...
Yatesbury - 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":

  • (noun): Something presented as a gift.
    Example: "His tie was a present from his wife"
  • (noun): A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.
    Synonyms: present tense
  • (verb): Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea).
    Synonyms: deliver
  • (verb): Introduce.
    Synonyms: pose
  • (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"
    Synonyms: nowadays
  • (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"
  • (verb): Represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally.
    Synonyms: portray
  • (verb): Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position.
    Synonyms: salute
  • (verb): Perform (a play), especially on a stage.
    Synonyms: stage, represent
  • (verb): Formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..
  • (verb): Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize.
    Synonyms: confront, face
  • (verb): Hand over formally.
    Synonyms: submit
  • (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): Give as a present; make a gift of.
    Synonyms: give, gift

Famous quotes containing the word present:

    ‘Tis the world-old way of the rain
    When it comes to a mountain farm
    To exact for a present gain
    A little of future harm.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    If one defends the bourgeois, philistine virtues, one does not defend them merely from the demonism or bohemianism of the artist but from the present bourgeoisie itself.
    Lionel Trilling (1905–1975)

    The Sage of Toronto ... spent several decades marveling at the numerous freedoms created by a “global village” instantly and effortlessly accessible to all. Villages, unlike towns, have always been ruled by conformism, isolation, petty surveillance, boredom and repetitive malicious gossip about the same families. Which is a precise enough description of the global spectacle’s present vulgarity.
    Guy Debord (b. 1931)