(noun, adjective, verb)


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

Similar word(s): existing, immediate, instant

2. being or existing in a specified place

- the murderer is present in this room

- present at the wedding

- present at the creation

Similar word(s): attendant, existing, here, omnipresent, ubiquitous

Sentences with present as an adjective:

- The barbaric practice continues to the present day.

- Is there a doctor present?  Several people were present when the event took place.

- a present wit

- in the present study, the present article, the present results.


1. 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

Similar word(s): nowadays

Definition categories: time

2. something presented as a gift

- his tie was a present from his wife

Definition categories: possession, gift

3. a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking

Definition categories: communication, tense

Sentences with present as a noun:

- to stand at present


1. give an exhibition of to an interested audience

Similar word(s): demo, demonstrate, exhibit, show

Definition categories: perception, show

2. bring forward and present to the mind

- We presented the arguments to him

- We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason

Similar word(s): represent

Definition categories: communication, say, state, tell

3. perform (a play), especially on a stage

Similar word(s): represent, stage

Definition categories: creation

4. hand over formally

Similar word(s): submit

Definition categories: possession, give

5. introduce

Similar word(s): pose

Definition categories: stative, be, comprise, constitute, represent

6. give, especially as an honor or reward

Similar word(s): award

Definition categories: possession, allocate, apportion

7. give as a present; make a gift of

Similar word(s): gift, give

Definition categories: possession

8. deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)

- The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students

Similar word(s): deliver

Definition categories: communication, mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

9. cause to come to know personally

Similar word(s): acquaint, introduce

Definition categories: communication, inform

10. represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture

Similar word(s): portray

Definition categories: creation, interpret, represent

11. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize

Similar word(s): confront, face

Definition categories: communication

12. formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.

Definition categories: communication, acquaint, introduce, present

13. recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position

Similar word(s): salute

Definition categories: communication, greet, recognise, recognize

Sentences with present as a verb:

- to present an envoy to the king

- The theater is proud to present the Fearless Fliers.

- Well, one idea does present itself.

- The patient presented with insomnia.

- At that time, Elbe was presenting as a man.

- I was presenting as a boy / a girl / a man / a woman / (a) male / (a) female / masculine / feminine

- Anne Robinson presents "The Weakest Link".

- She was presented with an honorary degree for her services to entertainment.

- I presented my compliments to Lady Featherstoneshaw.