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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Being at a certain place and not elsewhere; Also: A gift

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Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Being at a certain place and not elsewhere; Also: A gift. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To furnish or endow with a gift or the like, esp. by formal act; To bring, offer, or give, often in a formal or ceremonious way; To afford or furnish (an opportunity, possibility, etc.).

Usage examples (38)
  • Each member of the group was present when they made the important decision.
  • That is enough for the present
  • He lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • The present leader for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''present" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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