present

present1 ['prɛz(ə)nt]
adjective
1》 being or occurring in a particular place.
2》 existing or occurring now.
3》 Grammar (of a tense) expressing an action now going on or habitually performed, or a condition now existing.
noun
1》 (usu. the present) the period of time now occurring.
2》 Grammar a present tense or form of a verb.
Phrases
at present now.
for the present for now; temporarily.
the present day the present; now: [as modifier] present-day technological developments.
these presents Law, formal this document.
Origin
ME: via OFr. from L. praesent- 'being at hand', pres. participle of praeesse, from prae 'before' + esse 'be'.
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present2 [prɪ'zɛnt]
verb
1》 give formally or ceremonially.
    ↘(present someone with) give (something) to someone in such a way.
    ↘offer for acceptance or consideration.
2》 formally introduce to someone.
    ↘(present oneself) appear formally before others.
    ↘(present someone to) (in church use) recommend an ordained minister to a bishop for institution to (a benefice).
3》 put (a show or exhibition) before the public.
    ↘introduce and appear in (a television or radio show).
4》 be the cause of (a problem or difficulty).
    ↘exhibit (a particular appearance) to others.
    ↘represent to others in a particular way.
    ↘(present itself) (of an opportunity or idea) occur and be available for use or exploitation.
    ↘(present with) Medicine come forward for medical examination for a particular condition or symptom.
    ↘Medicine (of an illness) manifest itself.
5》 Medicine (of a part of a fetus) be directed towards the cervix during labour.
6》 aim (a firearm) at something so as to be ready to fire.
noun (the present) the position of a firearm when aimed or held ready to be aimed.
Phrases
present arms hold a rifle vertically in front of the body as a salute.
Origin
ME: from OFr. presenter, from L. praesentare 'place before', from praesent- (see present1).
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present3 ['prɛz(ə)nt]
noun a thing given to someone as a gift.
Origin
ME: from OFr., orig. in the phr. mettre une chose en present à quelqu'un 'put a thing into the presence of a person'.

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