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 ...
... 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"
- (verb): Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea).
- (verb): Give, especially as a reward.
- (verb): Hand over formally.
- (noun): Something presented as a gift.
Example: "His tie was a present from his wife"
- (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): A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.
Synonyms: present tense
- (verb): Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position.
- (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): Show or demonstrate something to an interested audience.
Synonyms: show, demo, exhibit, demonstrate
- (verb): Formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..
- (verb): Represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally.
Famous quotes containing the word present:
“When a language createsas it doesa community within the present, it does so only by courtesy of a community between the present and the past.”
—Christopher Ricks (b. 1933)
“It took six weeks of debate in the Senate to get the Arms Embargo Law repealedand we face other delays during the present session because most of the Members of the Congress are thinking in terms of next Autumns election. However, that is one of the prices that we who live in democracies have to pay. It is, however, worth paying, if all of us can avoid the type of government under which the unfortunate population of Germany and Russia must exist.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt (18821945)
“the future is simply nothing at all. Nothing has happened to the present by becoming past except that fresh slices of existence have been added to the total history of the world. The past is thus as real as the present.”
—Charlie Dunbar Broad (18871971)