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Definition of presant

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1. present [ a ] temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration
Examples: "the present leader" "articles for present use" "the present topic" "the present system" "present observations"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The mayor 's present term_of_office expires Jan. 1 .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Dr._Clark will succeed Dr._J._R._McLemore , who will retire at the close of the present school_term .

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

There have been , indeed , many important and valuable gains from the development of our present scientific view of the world for which we may be rightly grateful .

The spirit of the Marine_Corps was present and operative before any of the present members of_it came into it .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

This is especially in_evidence among the present generation of the suburban middle_class .

Synonyms present Related Terms past future latter-day immediate existing instant timing

2. present [ v ] show or demonstrate something to an interested audience
Examples: "She shows her dogs frequently" "We will demo the new software in Washington"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

At_least this seemed to be the working hypothesis for `` Chicago and All That Jazz '' , presented on NBC - TV Nov. 26 .

Similarly , in presenting still photographs of early jazz_groups , the program allowed no time for a close perusal .

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

Well stretched , trained in posture and coordinated movement , and wedded to rhythm , they presented the audiences in Rome with one of the most beautiful sights ever seen at any Olympic contest .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Yet even here many_a problem is presented ; as in a recent design competition with a floor_plan and the simple command - `` design a luxury apartment '' ; no description of the client or his cultural level , no assertion of geographical_area or local social necessities - simply `` a luxury apartment '' .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

Staggeringly condensed versions of famous novels and famous plays were presented .

Synonyms show present demonstrate exhibit demo Related Terms show bring_home presentation presentation display screening presentation demonstration exhibitor show show

3. present [ a ] spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place
Examples: "the murderer is present in this room" "present at the wedding" "present at the creation"

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

But he was scholastically ineligible in 1959 and merely present last season .

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

The members of the community do not create the spirit but rather find it present and waiting for them .

The spirit of the Marine_Corps was present and operative before any of the present members of_it came into it .

It is they , of_course , who keep it alive and preserve it so the same spirit will continue to be present in the Corps for future recruits to find as they come into it .

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

Calcium , phosphorus and iron are present in worthwhile amounts , and eleven other minerals also have been found in varying trace amounts .

Synonyms present Related Terms absent ever-present here existing omnipresent naturally_occurring attending presence

4. present [ v ] bring forward and present to the mind
Examples: "We presented the arguments to him" "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"

Used in print:

(The Oregonian...)

In the afternoon , defense_attorneys began the presentation of their cases with opening statements , some of_which had been deferred until after the government had called witnesses and presented its case .

(Rocky Mountain News, [Denver, Colorado]...)

She sees that there is a cup of steaming hot coffee awaiting him and the two chat informally as she presents the rules of the center and explains procedures .

(The Atlanta Constitution,...)

In presenting plans for such express_buses before the Montgomery_County_Council , the administrator of the NCTA , C._Darwin_Stolzenbach , was frankly seeking support for the projects his agency will soon be launching .

(Newark Evening News...)

It should also make him desire to participate actively in civic , school and religious life of the community so_that that phase of Newark will live_up_to the challenge presented by this exhibit .

(Saturday Review...)

The article presents the reader with an absurdity at its beginning .

Synonyms present represent lay_out Related Terms state argue argue spin representation

5. present [ n ] the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
Examples: "that is enough for the present" "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"

Used in print:

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

For the present it is enough to note that in the grotesque figure of Jacoby , at the moment of his collapse , all these elements come together in prophetic parody .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

Although there is no question but that the process of washing fabrics involves a number of phenomena which are related together in an extremely complicated way and that these phenomena and their interrelations are not well understood at the present , this section attempts to present briefly an up-to-date picture of the physical_chemistry of washing either fabrics or hard surfaces .

(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

Also , for the present , great caution should be exercised in the choice of an experimental animal for pulmonary studies if they are to be applied to man .

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

`` You live in the present '' ?

`` In the present '' , Felix proclaimed .

Synonyms present nowadays Related Terms time today date times now tonight here_and_now time_being

6. present [ v ] perform (a play), esp. on a stage
Examples: "we are going to stage "Othello"

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

`` Parsifal '' follows July 25 , with Hans_Knappertsbusch conducting , and he also conducts `` Die_Meistersinger '' , to be presented Aug. 8 and 12 .

(The Providence Journal...)

The Theatre-By-The-Sea , Matunuck , presents `` King_of_Hearts '' by Jean_Kerr and Eleanor_Brooke .

The Newport_Playhouse presents `` Epitaph_For_George_Dillon '' by John_Osborne and Anthony_Creighton , directed by Wallace_Gray .

The_Warwick_Musical_Theater presents `` Where's_Charley ? ''

The Broadway_Theater_League_of_Rhode_Island presents C._Edwin_Knill 's and Martin_Tahse 's production of `` Fiorello ! ''

Synonyms present stage represent Related Terms re-create set performing_arts stage stage stage_manager

7. present [ v ] hand over formally

Used in print:

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

Such measures are essential to its job of presenting business and Government with the facts required to meet the objective of expanding business and improving the operation of the economy .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

Both men and women of twenty-one years of_age could register and vote upon presenting proof of residence and identification .

Synonyms present submit Related Terms give bring_in

8. present [ v ] introduce
Examples: "This poses an interesting question"

Used in print:

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

It is thick , much like an egg_plant 's skin , so that poison sprays , if they are used , present no hazard to the consumer .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

But for students of musical forms and would-be classifiers , the work presents its problems .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Dreams present many mysteries of telepathy , clairvoyance , prevision and retrovision .

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

Mary presented quite a different problem .

Synonyms pose present Related Terms constitute

9. present [ n ] something presented as a gift
Examples: "his tie was a present from his wife"

Used in print:

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

From the saddlebags , hung_on a Hitchcock_chair , David took_out a good English razor , a present from John_Hunter .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

And it was his main present !

It was meant to be my present '' .

Winston was relieved ; those presents had been on his mind .

Synonyms present Related Terms gift wedding_present Christmas_present birthday_present

10. present [ v ] deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
Examples: "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"

Used in print:

(The Sun, [Baltimore]...)

The disagreement was over what Dr._Jenkins had said at a previous session and_how his remarks appeared in the minutes presented at the following meeting .

("National Affairs"...)

What Herter presented , said Gore , was `` not a very encouraging review '' .

(Rhode Island Legislative Council. Research Report...)

An excellent summary of advantages concerning the uniform fiscal_year and coordinated fiscal calendars was contained in a paper presented by a public finance authority recently .

Synonyms deliver present Related Terms talk speechify presentation

11. present [ v ] give as a present; make a gift of
Examples: "What will you give her for her birthday?"

Used in print:

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

But , as Scripture everywhere reminds us , God does have need of his creatures , and the church , a_fortiori , can ill afford to do without the talents with which the world , by God 's providence , presents it .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

Oddly_enough , this is an amulet against housebreakers , presented to the mem and me by a local rajah in 1949 .

Synonyms give present gift Related Terms bequeath donate give_away treat surrender endow tender render tip raffle grant donor giving giving

12. present [ v ] give, esp. as a reward
Examples: "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"

Used in print:

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Bob_Burnes , sports_editor of the Globe-Democrat , presented Bob_Nordmann with his award .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

Watson had presented his pouch and been led to the bombproof .

Synonyms award present Related Terms allocate confer certificate presentation

13. present [ v ] cause to come to know personally
Examples: "permit me to acquaint you with my son" "introduce the new neighbors to the community"

Synonyms introduce present acquaint Related Terms inform introduce reacquaint re-introduce familiarize acquaintance presentation

14. present [ v ] inform
Examples: "Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move"

Used in print:

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

If the content of faith is to be presented today in a form that can be `` understanded of the people '' - and this , it must_not be forgotten , is one of the goals of the perennial theological task - there is no other choice but to abandon completely a mythological manner of representation .

Synonyms introduce present acquaint Related Terms inform introduce reacquaint

15. present [ v ] represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally
Examples: "The father is portrayed as a coward in this play"

Used in print:

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

The stepmother , almost without exception , has been presented as a cruel ogress .

Synonyms present portray Related Terms represent commend art portraiture depicting portraitist depiction

16. present [ a ] (grammar) a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that exist at the moment

Synonyms present

17. present [ v ] present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
Examples: "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 present Related Terms confront face

18. present [ v ] recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position
Examples: "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"

Synonyms present salute Related Terms greet gesticulate

19. present [ v ] formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.

Synonyms present Related Terms acquaint introduce presentation

20. present [ n ] a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking

Synonyms present_tense present Related Terms tense historical_present

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