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pres·ent1

present1

 
 
pronunciation:
pre znt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective, noun), Word Parts
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 in a place at the time that you are expected to be there.
All of the students were present in class today.
antonyms:
absent
similar words:
attending, here
definition 3: having to do with the form of a verb that describes an action or state that happens in the current time. In the sentence "I take the bus every day," the verb "take" is in a present form.
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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:
today
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derivation: presentness (n.)
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