What is 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"
    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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1961 In Television - Debuts
... August 19 – Four 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) ...
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... a FedEx for that,” 2002–2003 "Relax, it’s FedEx," 2004–2008 "We Understand," 2009–present "WeLiveToDeliver" 2009–present "Brown Bailout" 2009–present "T ...
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 ...
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) ...

More definitions of "present":

  • (verb): Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize.
    Synonyms: confront, face
  • (verb): Introduce.
    Synonyms: pose
  • (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.
    Synonyms: salute
  • (verb): Represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally.
    Synonyms: portray
  • (verb): Give, especially as a reward.
    Synonyms: award
  • (noun): A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.
    Synonyms: present tense
  • (verb): Hand over formally.
    Synonyms: submit
  • (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): Give as a present; make a gift of.
    Synonyms: give, gift
  • (verb): Perform (a play), especially on a stage.
    Synonyms: stage, represent
  • (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): Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea).
    Synonyms: deliver

Famous quotes containing the word present:

    How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book! The book exists for us, perchance, that will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If the technology cannot shoulder the entire burden of strategic change, it nevertheless can set into motion a series of dynamics that present an important challenge to imperative control and the industrial division of labor. The more blurred the distinction between what workers know and what managers know, the more fragile and pointless any traditional relationships of domination and subordination between them will become.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951)

    I have defeated them all.... I was left with some money to battle with the world when quite young, and at the present time have much to feel proud of.... The Lord gave me talent, and I know I have done good with it.... For my brains have made me quite independent and without the help of any man.
    Harriet A. Brown, U.S. inventor and educator. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, ch. 8, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992)