What is present?

  • (verb): Show or demonstrate something to an interested audience.
    Synonyms: show, demo, exhibit, demonstrate
    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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... "Relax, it’s FedEx," 2004–2008 "We Understand," 2009–present "WeLiveToDeliver" 2009–present "Brown Bailout" 2009–present "The World On Time" 2009–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 ...
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
... first current affairs program, premieres (1961–present) ... October – Songs of Praise debuts on BBC (1961–present) ... CTV National News premieres (1961–present) ...
1961 In Television - Television Shows - 1940s
... Meet the Press (1947–present) ... Candid Camera (1948–present) ... Bozo the Clown (1949–present) ...

More definitions of "present":

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

Famous quotes containing the word present:

    To appreciate present conditions
    collate them with those of antiquity.
    Basil Bunting (1900–1985)

    Oh! what a poor thing is human life in its best enjoyments!—subjected to imaginary evils when it has no real ones to disturb it! and that can be made as effectually unhappy by its apprehensions of remote contingencies as if it was struggling with the pains of a present distress!
    Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)

    In the moment when you make the least petition to God, though it be but a silent wish that he may approve you, or add one moment to your life,—do you not, in the very act, necessarily exclude all other beings from your thought? In that act, the soul stands alone with God, and Jesus is no more present to your mind than your brother or your child.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)