HyperDic: present

English > 18 senses of the word present:
ADJECTIVEallpresenttemporal sense
allpresentbeing or existing in a specified place
NOUNtimepresent, nowadaysthe period of time that is happening now
possessionpresentsomething presented as a gift
communicationpresent, present tensea verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
VERBperceptionpresent, show, demo, exhibit, demonstrategive an exhibition of to an interested audience
communicationpresent, represent, lay outbring forward and present to the mind
creationpresent, stage, representperform (a play) , especially on a stage
possessionpresent, submithand over formally
stativepresent, poseintroduce
possessionpresent, awardgive, especially as an honor or reward
possessionpresent, give, giftgive as a present
communicationpresent, deliverdeliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
communicationpresent, introduce, acquaintcause to come to know personally
creationpresent, portrayrepresent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture
communicationpresent, confront, facepresent somebody with something, usually to accuse / accuse or criticize
communicationpresentformally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
communicationpresent, saluterecognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation
present > pronunciation
Soundsperzeh'nt; preh'zahnt; priyzeh'nt
Rhymesaccent ... vent: 69 rhymes with ehnt...
abandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > present: 18 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtemporal 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"
Attribute oftimingThe time when something happens
Narrowerexistingpresently existing
immediateOf the present time and place
instant, instIn or of the present month
latter-daybelonging to the present or recent times
Oppositefutureyet to be or coming
pastEarlier than the present time
Spanishactual, presente
Catalanactual, present
Nounspresenta verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
presentthe period of time that is happening now
presentnessthe quality of being the present
Adverbspresentlyat this time or period
English > present: 18 senses > adjective 2
MeaningBeing or existing in a specified place.
Examples
  • "the murderer is present in this room"
  • "present at the wedding"
  • "present at the creation"
Attribute ofpresenceThe state of being present
NarrowerattendantPresent (at meeting or event etc.) "attendant members of the congreation"
ever-presentAlways present
existingExisting in something specified
herehere now
naturally occurringExisting by nature and without artificial aid
omnipresent, ubiquitousPresent everywhere at once
Oppositeabsentnot being in a specified place
Spanishpresente
Catalanpresent
Nounspresencethe act of being present
presencethe impression that something is present
presencethe immediate proximity of someone or something
presencethe state of being present
presentsomething presented as a gift
English > present: 18 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe 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"
Synonymnowadays
NarrowerdateThe present
here and now, present moment, momentAt this time
nowThe momentary present
time being, nonceThe present occasion
todayThe present time or age
tonightThe present or immediately coming night
BroadertimeThe continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
Spanishactualidad, presente
Catalanactualitat, present
Adjectivespresenttemporal sense
English > present: 18 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningSomething presented as a gift.
Example"his tie was a present from his wife"
NarrowerChristmas present, Christmas giftA present given at Christmas time
birthday present, birthday giftA present given in celebration of a person's birthday
wedding present, wedding giftA present given to someone getting married
BroadergiftSomething acquired without compensation
Spanishobsequio, presente, regalo
Catalanobsequio, regal
Adjectivespresentbeing or existing in a specified place
Verbspresenthand over formally
English > present: 18 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking.
Synonympresent tense
Narrowerhistorical presentThe use of the present tense to describe past actions or states
BroadertenseA grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
Spanishpresente
Catalanpresent
Adjectivespresenttemporal sense
English > present: 18 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningGive an exhibition of to an interested audience.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymsshow, demo, exhibit, demonstrate
Narrowerbring homemake understandable and clear
Broadershowmake visible or noticeable
Spanishdemostrar, evidenciar, exhibir, manifestar, mostrar, obsequiar, presentar, revelar
Catalandemostrar, ensenyar, evidenciar, exhibir, mostrar, obsequiar, presentar, provar, revelar
Nounspresentation, presentmenta show or display
presentationthe act of making something publicly available
presentationthe act of presenting a proposal
English > present: 18 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningbring forward and present to the mind.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Examples
  • "We presented the arguments to him"
  • "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
Synonymsrepresent, lay out
Narrowerargue, indicateGive evidence of
argue, reasonPresent reasons and arguments
spinTwist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
Broaderstate, say, tellExpress in words / words
Spanishmostrar, obsequiar, presentar, representar
Catalanobsequiar, presentar-se, presentar
Nounspresentationthe act of making something publicly available
English > present: 18 senses > verb 3, creation
MeaningPerform (a play) , especially on a stage.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he present his major works over a short period of time?
Synonymsstage, represent
Categoryperforming artsarts or skills that require public performance
Entailed bycastselect to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
Narrowerset, localize, localise, placeLocate
Broaderre-createcreate anew
Spanishescenificar, montar, poner en escena, presentar, representar
Catalanescenificar, representar
Nounspresentmenta show or display
English > present: 18 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaninghand over formally.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymsubmit
Narrowerbring insubmit (a verdict) to a court
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishentregar, presentar, transferir, traspasar
Catalantransferir, traspassar
Nounspresentsomething presented as a gift
presentationthe activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
presentersomeone who presents a message of some sort (as a petition or an address or a check or a memorial etc.)
English > present: 18 senses > verb 5, stative
Meaningintroduce.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonympose
Broaderconstitute, represent, make up, comprise, beform or compose
Spanishformular, introducir, obsequiar, plantear, presentar, proponer
Catalanformular, obsequiar, plantejar, presentar, proposar
English > present: 18 senses > verb 6, possession
MeaningGive, especially as an honor or reward.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymaward
NarrowercertificatePresent someone with a certificate
confer, bestowPresent
Broaderallocate, apportionDistribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
Spanishadjudicar, conceder, conferir, galardonar, otorgar, premiar
Catalanadjudicar, atorgar, concedir, premiar
Nounspresentationthe activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
English > present: 18 senses > verb 7, possession
MeaningGive as a present; make a gift of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsgive, gift
Narrowerbequeath, will, leaveLeave or give by will after one's death
distribute, give out, hand out, pass outGive to several people
donateGive to a charity / charity or good cause
endow, dowerFurnish with an endowment
give awaymake a gift of
grant, deed overtransfer by deed
raffle, raffle offdispose of in a lottery
regiftGive a present that one has received to someone else
render, submitmake over as a return
surrender, cede, deliver, give uprelinquish possession or control over
tenderoffer or present for acceptance
tip, fee, bungGive a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
treatProvide with a gift or entertainment
Spanishdar, dispensar, donar, entregar, obsequiar, presentar, propinar, regalar
Catalandispensar, donar, entregar, obsequiar, presentar, propinar, regalar
Nounspresenterperson who makes a gift of property
English > present: 18 senses > verb 8, communication
Meaningdeliver (a speech, oration, or idea).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
Synonymdeliver
Narrowerspeechifymake speeches
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Spanishpronunciar
Nounspresentationthe act of making something publicly available
presentationthe act of presenting a proposal
English > present: 18 senses > verb 9, communication
MeaningCause to come to know personally.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymsintroduce, acquaint
Narrowerintroduce, bring outBring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
presentformally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
reintroduce, re-introduceintroduce anew
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Similar tofamiliarize, familiarise, acquaintmake familiar or conversant with
Spanishinformar, introducir, presentar
Catalanpresentar
Nounspresentationformally making a person known to another or to the public
presenteran advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
English > present: 18 senses > verb 10, creation
Meaningrepresent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymportray
Categoryart, artistic creation, artistic productionThe creation of beautiful or significant things
NarrowercommendPresent as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence
Broaderrepresent, interpretcreate an image or likeness of
Spanishpresentar
Catalanrepresentar
Nounspresentationa visual representation of something
presentmenta show or display
English > present: 18 senses > verb 11, communication
MeaningPresent somebody with something, usually to accuse / accuse or criticize.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymsconfront, face
Similar toconfront, face up, faceDeal with (something unpleasant) head on
Spanishafrontar, confrontar, enfrentarse a, enfrentar, obsequiar, presentar
Catalanafrontar, confrontar, enfrontar, obsequiar, presentar
English > present: 18 senses > verb 12, communication
Meaningformally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc..
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderintroduce, present, acquaintCause to come to know personally
Spanishpresentar
Nounspresentationformally making a person known to another or to the public
English > present: 18 senses > verb 13, communication
Meaningrecognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsalute
Entailsgesticulate, gesture, motionshow, express or direct through movement
Broadergreet, recognize, recogniseExpress greetings upon meeting someone
Spanishsaludar
Catalansaludar

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