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Overview of noun present

The noun present has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (17) present, nowadays

(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")

2. (4) present

(something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife")

3. present, present tense

(a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking)


Overview of verb present

The verb present has 13 senses? (first 10 from tagged texts)
1. (40) show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate

(give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington")

2. (28) present, represent, lay out

(bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason")

3. (14) stage, present, represent

(perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'")

4. (13) present, submit

(hand over formally)

5. (7) present, pose

(introduce; "This poses an interesting question")

6. (3) award, present

(give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation")

7. (3) give, gift, present

(give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?")

8. (3) deliver, present

(deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students")

9. (2) introduce, present, acquaint

(cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community")

10. (1) portray, present

(represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting")

11. confront, face, present

(present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "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")

12. present

(formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.)

13. salute, present

(recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute")


Overview of adj present

The adj present has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (60) present

(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")

2. (39) present

(being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation")

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