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"
being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"
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"
something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife"
a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage ′Othello′"
hand over formally
introduce; "This poses an interesting question"
give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"
deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
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"
formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"