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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: being in existence at this time.
synonyms:
actual, current
antonyms:
erstwhile, gone, past
similar words:
extant, immediate, instant, modern, present-day, prevailing
definition 2: being with others or another in a specified place. (Cf. absent.)
antonyms:
absent, gone
similar words:
attending, here
definition 3: being in one location rather than other locations.
antonyms:
absent, gone
similar words:
about, around, here, immediate, nearby, there
definition 4: existing in combination with something else.
Hydrogen is present in water.
definition 5: in grammar, referring to the tense of a verb that describes action or existence at this time, such as "is," "possess," or "throws".
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the period of time existing between the past and future; present time.
antonyms:
past
similar words:
nonce, now, nowadays, today
phrase: at present
phrase: for the present
derivation: presentness (n.)