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Pres´ent
a.1.
1.Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; - opposed to absent.
These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
- John xiv. 25.
2.Now existing, or in process; begun but not ended; now in view, or under consideration; being at this time; not past or future; as, the present session of Congress; the present state of affairs; the present instance.
I'll bring thee to the present business
- Shak.
3.Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident.
An ambassador . . . desires a present audience.
- Massinger.
4.Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit.
5.Favorably attentive; propitious.
To find a god so present to my prayer.
- Dryden.
Present tense
(Gram.) the tense or form of a verb which expresses action or being in the present time; as, I am writing, I write, or I do write.
n.1.Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present.
Past and present, wound in one.
- Tennyson.
2.(Law) Present letters or instrument, as a deed of conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, or other writing; as in the phrase, " Know all men by these presents," that is, by the writing itself, " per has literas praesentes; " - in this sense, rarely used in the singular.
3.(Gram.) A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense.
At present
at the present time; now.
For the present
for the tine being; temporarily.
In present
at once, without delay.
- Milton.
v. t.1.To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce formally; to offer for acquaintance; as, to present an envoy to the king; (with the reciprocal pronoun) to come into the presence of a superior.
[imp. & p. p. Presented; p. pr. & vb. n. Presenting.]
2.To exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance.
3.To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over.
4.To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer.
My last, least offering, I present thee now.
- Cowper.
5.Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts.
6.To present; to personate.
7.To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.
8.To nominate for support at a public school or other institution .
Pesent arms
(Mil.) the command in response to which the gun is carried perpendicularly in front of the center of the body, and held there with the left hand grasping it at the lower band, and the right hand grasping the small of the stock, in token of respect, as in saluting a superior officer; also, the position taken at such a command.
v. i.1.(Med.) To appear at the mouth of the uterus so as to be perceptible to the finger in vaginal examination; - said of a part of an infant during labor.
n.1.Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present.
1.(Mil.) The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present.
Noun1.Presentpresent - the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
Synonyms: nowadays
2.present - something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife"
3.present - a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
Synonyms: present tense
Verb1.present - show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
2.present - bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
Synonyms: lay out, represent
3.present - perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'"
Synonyms: stage, represent
4.present - hand over formally
Synonyms: submit
5.present - introduce; "This poses an interesting question"
Synonyms: pose
6.present - give, especially as a reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
Synonyms: award
7.present - give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
Synonyms: gift, give
8.present - deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
Synonyms: deliver
9.present - cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
Synonyms: acquaint, introduce
10.present - represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
Synonyms: portray
11.present - present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
Synonyms: confront, face
12.present - formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
13.present - recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
Synonyms: salute
Adj.1.present - temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
Antonyms:
future - yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
2.present - spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"
Antonyms:
absent - not in a specified place physically or mentally

PRESENT. A gift, or wore properly the thing given. It is provided by the constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 9, n, 7, that "no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, [the United States] shall, without the consent of congress, accept of any present, emolument, or office, or title of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state."

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