Relating to now, for the time being; current. (adjective)
Located in the immediate vicinity. (adjective)
The current moment or period of time. (noun)
The present tense. (noun)
A gift, especially one given for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, or any other special occasions. (noun)
The position of a soldier in presenting arms. (noun)
To reveal, to show. (verb)
To offer to a court or legislature for consideration. (verb)
To demand that a drawee pay, or that the presenter's bank accept, (a draft). (verb)
To award a trophy, gift, etc, to. (verb)
To come to the attention of medical staff (verb)
Examples of word present
+ -- _He promised me a present = A present was promised me_ (regular) = _I was promised a present_ (idiomatic).
The pronoun _I_ should always be capitalized, and should, when used as part of a compound subject, be placed second; as, _James and I were present, not I and James were present_.
[Footnote: If the present ends in _e_, the _e_ is dropped when _ed_ is added; as, lov_e_, lov_ed_; believ_e_, believ_ed_.] +An _Irregular Verb_ is one that does not form its past tense and past participle by adding _ed_ to the present+.
"Well," she said, "that's all -- at present"; it had suddenly occurred to her that apprehension was a good thing; "_at present_," she repeated darkly; "and Blair, remember; thieves go to hell."
He rightly thinks that the weakness of our _present_ units is _the_ real weakness: he thinks we are far more in need of drafts than of fresh units; he suggests that a rider be sent now to insist that the estimates in yesterday's cable were only made on the assumption that my present force is kept up to strength.