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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.
preservation protection from loss or damage; the act of preserving.
preservationist a person advocating the preservation and restoration of historic buildings or wildlife environments.
preservative a natural or chemical agent used to preserve foods and the like. [2 definitions]
preserve to protect from injury, harm, or mishap. [7 definitions]
preservice combined form of service.
preset to set in advance.
presettlement combined form of settlement.
preshow combined form of show.
preshrunk of fabric or articles of clothing, shrunk during manufacture to reduce or prevent shrinkage during subsequent laundering.
preside to act as directing or controlling authority, esp. in a meeting or within an organization.
presidency the office, term, or functions of a president. [2 definitions]
president an officer elected to preside over a group or organization. [3 definitions]
president-elect one who has been elected president but has not yet taken office.
presidential of or relating to the person or office of a president.
President Pro Tempore the second-highest ranking officer of the Senate, elected by the members of the Senate and customarily the most senior member of the majority party, who, in the absence of the Vice President, officially presides over the Senate chamber.
presidio a fortress, garrison, or other military post, esp. one built by the Spanish in the southwestern United States.
presidium in certain Communist countries, any of various permanent administrative committees authorized to act for larger governmental bodies when the larger one is in recess. [2 definitions]
presignify to indicate or signify beforehand; foreshadow; foretell.
preslaughter combined form of slaughter.