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present1

pres·ent1

present1

 
pronunciation:
pre znt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
phrases:
at present, for the present
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: existing at this time; current.
The present head of the company has been in charge for two years.
synonyms:
current
antonyms:
past
similar words:
modern
definition 2: being with others or another in a specific place.
All of the students were present in class today.
antonyms:
absent, gone
similar words:
attending, here
definition 3: having to do with the tense of a verb that describes action or existence now. "Is," "possess," and "throws" are examples of verbs in the present tense.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the period of time between the past and future; present time.
The troubles you have in the present will soon be over.
antonyms:
past
similar words:
now, today
phrase: at present
phrase: for the present
derivation: presentness (n.)