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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Present  \Pres"ent\,  a.  [F.  pr['e]sent,  L.  praesens,-entis,  that 
  is  before  one  in  sight  or  at  hand,  p.  p.  of  praeesse  to  be 
  before  prae  before  +  esse  to  be  See  {Essence}.] 
  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. 
  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.  ``A  present 
  recompense.''  ``A  present  pardon.''  --Shak. 
  An  ambassador  .  .  .  desires  a  present  audience. 
  4.  Ready;  quick  in  emergency;  as  a  present  wit.  [R.] 
  5.  Favorably  attentive;  propitious.  [Archaic] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Present  \Pres"ent\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  pr['e]sent.  See  {Present},  a.] 
  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.  pl  (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 
  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.  [Obs.]  ``With  them  in 
  present,  half  his  kingdom;  the  rest  to  follow  at  his 
  death.''  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Present  \Pre*sent"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Presented};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Presenting}.]  [F.  pr['e]senter,  L.  praesentare  fr 
  praesens  a.  See  {Present},  a.] 
  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. 
  Now  there  was  a  day  when  the  sons  of  God  came  to 
  present  themselves  before  the  lord.  --Job  i.  6 
  2.  To  exhibit  or  offer  to  view  or  notice;  to  lay  before  one's 
  perception  or  cognizance;  to  set  forth;  to  present  a  fine 
  Lectorides's  memory  is  ever  .  .  .  presenting  him 
  with  the  thoughts  of  other  persons.  --I.  Watts. 
  3.  To  pass  over  esp.  in  a  ceremonious  manner;  to  give  in 
  charge  or  possession;  to  deliver;  to  make  over 
  So  ladies  in  romance  assist  their  knight,  Present 
  the  spear,  and  arm  him  for  the  fight.  --Pope. 
  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 
  5.  Hence:  To  endow;  to  bestow  a  gift  upon  to  favor,  as  with 
  a  donation;  also  to  court  by  gifts. 
  Octavia  presented  the  poet  for  him  admirable  elegy 
  on  her  son  Marcellus.  --Dryden. 
  6.  To  present;  to  personate.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  7.  In  specific  uses; 
  a  To  nominate  to  an  ecclesiastical  benefice;  to  offer  to 
  the  bishop  or  ordinary  as  a  candidate  for  institution. 
  The  patron  of  a  church  may  present  his  clerk  to 
  a  parsonage  or  vicarage;  that  is  may  offer  him 
  to  the  bishop  of  the  diocese  to  be  instituted. 
  b  To  nominate  for  support  at  a  public  school  or  other 
  institution  .  --Lamb. 
  c  To  lay  before  a  public  body,  or  an  official,  for 
  consideration,  as  before  a  legislature,  a  court  of 
  judicature,  a  corporation,  etc.;  as  to  present  a 
  memorial,  petition,  remonstrance,  or  indictment. 
  d  To  lay  before  a  court  as  an  object  of  inquiry;  to  give 
  notice  officially  of  as  a  crime  of  offence;  to  find 
  or  represent  judicially;  as  a  grand  jury  present 
  certain  offenses  or  nuisances,  or  whatever  they  think 
  to  be  public  injuries. 
  e  To  bring  an  indictment  against  .  [U.S] 
  f  To  aim  point,  or  direct,  as  a  weapon;  as  to  present 
  a  pistol  or  the  point  of  a  sword  to  the  breast  of 
  {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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Present  \Pre*sent"\,  v.  i.  (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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Present  \Pres"ent\,  n.  [F.  pr['e]sent  .] 
  Anything  presented  or  given  a  gift;  a  donative;  as  a 
  Christmas  present. 
  Syn:  Gift;  donation;  donative;  benefaction.  See  {Gift}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Present  \Pre*sent"\,  n.  (Mil.) 
  The  position  of  a  soldier  in  presenting  arms;  as  to  stand  at 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {present(a)}]  [ant:  {future},  {past}] 
  2:  spatial  sense  being  or  existing  in  a  specified  place  "the 
  murderer  is  present  in  this  room";  "present  at  the 
  wedding";  "present  at  the  creation"  [ant:  {absent}] 
  3:  (grammar)  a  verb  tense  or  other  construction  referring  to 
  events  or  states  that  exist  at  the  moment 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {nowadays}] 
  2:  something  presented  as  a  gift;  "his  tie  was  a  present  from 
  his  wife" 
  3:  a  verb  tense  that  expresses  actions  or  states  at  the  time  of 
  speaking  [syn:  {present  tense}] 
  v  1:  show  or  demonstrate  something  to  an  interested  audience; 
  "She  shows  her  dogs  frequently";  "We  will  demo  the  new 
  software  in  Washington"  [syn:  {show},  {demo},  {exhibit}, 
  2:  bring  forward;  "We  presented  the  arguments  to  him"  [syn:  {lay 
  3:  perform  (a  play),  esp.  on  a  stage;  "we  are  going  to  stage 
  Othello"  [syn:  {stage}] 
  4:  hand  over  formally  [syn:  {submit}] 
  5:  introduce;  "This  poses  an  interesting  question"  [syn:  {pose}] 
  6:  give  esp.  as  a  reward;  "bestow  honors  and  prizes  at 
  graduation"  [syn:  {award}] 
  7:  give  as  a  present;  make  a  gift  of  "What  will  you  give  her 
  for  her  birthday?"  [syn:  {give},  {gift}] 
  8:  deliver  (a  speech,  oration,  or  idea);  "The  commencement 
  speaker  presented  a  forceful  speech  that  impressed  the 
  students"  [syn:  {deliver}] 
  9:  make  known  [syn:  {introduce},  {acquaint}] 
  10:  represent  in  a  painting,  drawing,  sculpture,  or  verbally; 
  "The  father  is  portrayed  as  a  coward  in  this  play"  [syn: 
  11:  present  somebody  with  something  usually  to  accuse  or 
  criticize;  ""We  confronted  him  with  the  evidence"  [syn:  {confront}, 
  12:  formally  present  a  debutante,  a  representative  of  a  country, 
  13:  assume  a  position;  in  the  military  [syn:  {salute}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PRESENT,  n.  That  part  of  eternity  dividing  the  domain  of 
  disappointment  from  the  realm  of  hope. 

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