What is present?

  • (verb): Cause to come to know personally.
    Synonyms: introduce, acquaint
    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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More definitions of "present":

  • (verb): Perform (a play), especially on a stage.
    Synonyms: stage, represent
  • (verb): Give, especially as a reward.
    Synonyms: award
  • (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
  • (verb): Hand over formally.
    Synonyms: submit
  • (verb): Give as a present; make a gift of.
    Synonyms: give, gift
  • (verb): Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize.
    Synonyms: confront, face
  • (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"
  • (verb): Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position.
    Synonyms: salute
  • (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): Represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally.
    Synonyms: portray
  • (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): Formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..

Famous quotes containing the word present:

    The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.
    The facts: nothing matters but the facts: worship of the facts leads to everything, to happiness first of all and then to wealth.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822–1896)

    Death, the most dreaded of all evils, is therefore of no concern to us; for while we exist death is not present, and when death is present we no longer exist.
    Epicurus (c. 341–271 B.C.)

    Every boy was supposed to come into the world equipped with a father whose prime function was to be our father and show us how to be men. He can escape us, but we can never escape him. Present or absent, dead or alive, real or imagined, our father is the main man in our masculinity.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)