['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' .

乔琳整理--From WordNet


(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. [1]. At hand, not absent.[2]. Instant, current, existing, not past nor future.

n. Gift, donation, donative, benefaction, offering, gratuity, largess, grant, DOUCEUR.

v. a. [1]. Introduce.[2]. Exhibit, offer, bring to notice.[3]. Give, bestow, grant, CONFER, give away.[4]. 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.





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