['prez(ə)nt] or ['prɛznt]
(noun.) a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.
(noun.) something presented as a gift; 'his tie was a present from his wife'.
(noun.) 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'.
(verb.) bring forward and present to the mind; 'We presented the arguments to him'; 'We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason'.
(verb.) formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..
(verb.) hand over formally.
(verb.) introduce; 'This poses an interesting question'.
(adj.) being or existing in a specified place; 'the murderer is present in this room'; 'present at the wedding'; 'present at the creation' .
(adj.) 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' .
(a.) Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent.
(a.) 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.
(a.) Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident.
(a.) Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit.
(a.) Favorably attentive; propitious.
(a.) Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present.
(a.) 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.
(a.) A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense.
(a.) 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.
(a.) To exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance.
(a.) To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over.
(a.) To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer.
(a.) Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts.
(a.) To present; to personate.
(a.) To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.
(a.) To nominate for support at a public school or other institution .
(a.) 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.
(a.) 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.
(a.) To bring an indictment against .
(a.) To aim, point, or direct, as a weapon; as, to present a pistol or the point of a sword to the breast of another.
(v. i.) 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.) Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present.
(n.) The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present.
a. . At hand, not absent.. Instant, current, existing, not past nor future.
n. Gift, donation, donative, benefaction, offering, gratuity, largess, grant, DOUCEUR.
v. a. . Introduce.. Exhibit, offer, bring to notice.. Give, bestow, grant, CONFER, give away.. Hand, put into one's hands.
SYN:At_hand, existing, not_absent, nigh, instant, immediate, current,[See ABSENT]
SYN:Donation, gift, offering, grant, benefaction,[See BENEFACTION]
SYN:Give, offer, bestow, introduce, exhibit, confer_upon,[See BESTOW]
v.t. to set before to introduce into the presence of: to exhibit to view: to offer as a gift: to put into the possession of another: to make a gift of: to appoint to a benefice: to lay before for consideration: to point as a gun before firing.—n. Pres′ent that which is presented or given a gift.—adj. Prēsent′able fit to be presented: capable of being presented to a church living.—n. Presentā′tion act of presenting: a setting forth as of a truth: representation: the act or the right of presenting to a benefice: the appearance of a particular part of the fetus at the superior pelvic strait during labour.—adj. Present′ative having the right of presentation: pertaining to immediate cognition.—ns. Presentēē′ one who is presented to a benefice; Prēsent′er.—adj. Prēsent′ive presentative non-symbolic (of words).—n. Prēsent′iveness.—adv. Pres′ently after a little by-and-by shortly: (arch.) without delay at once.—n. Present′ment act of presenting: the thing presented or represented: (law) notice taken of an offence by a grand-jury from their own knowledge or observation: accusation presented to a court by a grand-jury.—Present arms to bring the gun or rifle to a perpendicular position in front of the body as a token of respect to a superior officer.
To receive presents in your dreams, denotes that you will be unusually fortunate. See Gifts.
n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.
- Not a word had been spoken during the present session on any of these topics. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- It may be questioned whether some of the present pedagogical interest in the matter of values of studies is not either excessive or else too narrow. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- While there's a handful of fire or a mouthful of bed in this present roof, you're fully welcome to your share on it. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- I am sufficiently well off to keep a hundred and fifty ton steam yacht, which is at present lying at Southampton, ready to start when I wish. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- But in 1562, the year at which he ends with it, it contained no more than the same nominal sum does at present. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- As I made my way, so my son must make his; and his being married at present is out of the question. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Let us not, through security in hereafter, neglect the present. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- We can here consider only a few cases; of these, some of the most difficult to explain are presented by fish. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- So, I presented Joe to Herbert, who held out his hand; but Joe backed from it, and held on by the bird's-nest. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- With graceful modesty each gentleman retired a step from the presented weapon. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Mrs. Sowerberry emerged from a little room behind the shop, and presented the form of a short, then, squeezed-up woman, with a vixenish countenance. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- The yard presented none of that bustle and activity which are the usual characteristics of a large coach inn. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- So far as I could understand, they rarely presented themselves at all. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- The house presented two pointed gables in its front; the windows were latticed and narrow: the front door was narrow too, one step led up to it. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- His hat presents at the rims a peculiar appearance of a glistening nature, as if it had been a favourite snail-promenade. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- But I liked my presents, and I wanted more. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- He rarely makes presents; he has never made presents to us. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- For blasting purposes also it presents the promise of possible utilization. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- It presents an assignment of something to be done--something to be tried. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Were they presents from Mrs. Cholmondeley? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- And here the second consideration presents itself. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Several cases are on record of the same species presenting varieties in the upper and lower parts of the same formation. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- If nothing came of it, I should be no worse off, and there would merely be a short delay in my presenting myself to Lightwood. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Allow me to offer you these violets, presenting a small bouquet between his delicate finger and thumb. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- Let me,' says the large man, trying to attract the attention of his wife in the distance, 'have the pleasure of presenting Mrs Podsnap to her host. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Before presenting the cheque, I asked Sergeant Cuff if he had any remark to make. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Here, sir,' replied Job, presenting himself on the staircase. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- The Jury of Awards, in presenting four medals to the Edison company, took occasion to pay a high compliment to the efficiency of the system. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.