What is present?

  • (verb): Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize.
    Synonyms: confront, face
    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) ...
FedEx - Advertising
... a FedEx for that,” 2002–2003 "Relax, it’s FedEx," 2004–2008 "We Understand," 2009–present "WeLiveToDeliver" 2009–present "Brown Bailout" 2009–p ...
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 - Television Shows - 1940s
... Meet the Press (1947–present) ... Candid Camera (1948–present) ... Bozo the Clown (1949–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":

  • (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): A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.
    Synonyms: present tense
  • (verb): Give, especially as a reward.
    Synonyms: award
  • (verb): Hand over formally.
    Synonyms: submit
  • (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): Perform (a play), especially on a stage.
    Synonyms: stage, represent
  • (verb): Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea).
    Synonyms: deliver
  • (verb): Introduce.
    Synonyms: pose
  • (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): Formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..
  • (verb): Give as a present; make a gift of.
    Synonyms: give, gift
  • (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
  • (noun): Something presented as a gift.
    Example: "His tie was a present from his wife"

Famous quotes containing the word present:

    The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    Happy you poets who can be present and so present by a simple flicker of your genius, and not, like the clumsier race, have to lay a train and pile up faggots that may not after prove in the least combustible!
    Henry James (1843–1916)

    Though I do hate him as I do hell pains,
    Yet, for necessity of present life,
    I must show out a flag and sign of love,
    Which is indeed but sign.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)