ETYM French présent, Latin praesens,-entis, that is before one, in sight or at hand, p. p. of praeesse to be before; prae before + esse to be. Related to Essence.
1. Spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place.
2. (Grammar) A verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that exist at the moment.
1. Something presented as a gift
2. Any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; SYN. nowadays.
3. A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking; SYN. present tense.
Temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration
1. To bring forward; SYN. lay out.
2. To formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
3. To hand over formally; SYN. submit.
4. To introduce; SYN. pose.