Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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at present right now.
for the present at least at this moment, though perhaps not afterwards.
historical present the present tense, or the use of this tense in the narration of events occurring in the past.
present participle a form of a verb ending in "-ing" that either shows action going on, that an action is taking place, or that action will happen in the future.
present perfect a verb tense that indicates that an action or state has been completed at some indefinite time up to the present, as in "I have lived in four countries". [2 definitions]
present tense a form of a verb that shows that something is happening now or that a condition exists in the present time. In the sentence, "The sky is blue," "is" is in the present tense.
present-day current or modern.
re-present to present again.