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): Formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..
- (verb): Give, especially as a reward.
- (verb): Hand over formally.
- (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"
- (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): Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea).
- (verb): Represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally.
- (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"
- (noun): Something presented as a gift.
Example: "His tie was a present from his wife"
- (verb): Recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position.
- (noun): A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.
Synonyms: present tense
- (verb): Show or demonstrate something to an interested audience.
Synonyms: show, demo, exhibit, demonstrate
- (verb): Introduce.
Famous quotes containing the word present:
“To appreciate present conditions
collate them with those of antiquity.”
—Basil Bunting (19001985)
“Giving presents is a talent; to know what a person wants, to know when and how to get it, to give it lovingly and well. Unless a character possesses this talent there is no moment more annihilating to ease than that in which a present is received and given.”
—Pamela Glenconner (18711928)
“Americas present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.”
—Warren Gamaliel Harding (18651923)