What is present?

  • (verb): Formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..
    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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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 ...
FedEx - Advertising
... FedEx," 2004–2008 "We Understand," 2009–present "WeLiveToDeliver" 2009–present "Brown Bailout" 2009–present "The World On Time" 2009–present ...
1961 In Television - Television Shows - 1940s
... Meet the Press (1947–present) ... Candid Camera (1948–present) ... Bozo the Clown (1949–present) ...
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) ...
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":

  • (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): Represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally.
    Synonyms: portray
  • (verb): Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea).
    Synonyms: deliver
  • (verb): Perform (a play), especially on a stage.
    Synonyms: stage, represent
  • (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, especially as a reward.
    Synonyms: award
  • (verb): Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize.
    Synonyms: confront, face
  • (verb): Hand over formally.
    Synonyms: submit
  • (verb): Introduce.
    Synonyms: pose
  • (verb): Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position.
    Synonyms: salute
  • (verb): Give as a present; make a gift of.
    Synonyms: give, gift
  • (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
  • (noun): Something presented as a gift.
    Example: "His tie was a present from his wife"

Famous quotes containing the word present:

    Keep your hands clean and pure from the infamous vice of corruption, a vice so infamous that it degrades even the other vices that may accompany it. Accept no present whatever; let your character in that respect be transparent and without the least speck, for as avarice is the vilest and dirtiest vice in private, corruption is so in public life.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    The present age ... prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, fancy to reality, the appearance to the essence ... for in these days illusion only is sacred, truth profane.
    Ludwig Feuerbach (1804–1872)

    However fiercely opposed one may be to the present order, an old respect for the idea of order itself often prevents people from distinguishing between order and those who stand for order, and leads them in practise to respect individuals under the pretext of respecting order itself.
    Antonin Artaud (1896–1948)