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Present vs. Nowadays

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Presentadjective

Relating to now, for the time being; current.

‘The barbaric practice continues to the present day.’; ‘The present manager has been here longer than the last one.’;

Nowadaysadverb

At the present time; in the current era.

Presentadjective

Located in the immediate vicinity.

‘Is there a doctor present?’; ‘Several people were present when the event took place.’;

Nowadaysadverb

In these days; at the present time.

‘What men of spirit, nowadays,Come to give sober judgment of new plays?’;

Presentadjective

(obsolete) Having an immediate effect (of a medicine, poison etc.); fast-acting.

Nowadaysnoun

the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech;

‘that is enough for the present’; ‘he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow’;

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Presentadjective

(obsolete) Not delayed; immediate; instant.

Nowadaysadverb

in these times;

‘it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished’; ‘we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets’; ‘today almost every home has television’;

Presentadjective

(dated) Ready; quick in emergency.

‘a present wit’;

Nowadays

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‘Nowadays’;

Presentadjective

(obsolete) Favorably attentive; propitious.

Presentadjective

Relating to something a person is referring to in the very context, with a deictic use similar to the demonstrative adjective this.

‘in the present study, the present article, the present results.’;

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Presentadjective

Attentive; alert; focused.

‘Sorry, I was distracted just now, I'll try to be more present from now on.’;

Presentnoun

The current moment or period of time.

Presentnoun

The present tense.

Presentnoun

A gift, especially one given for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, or any other special occasions.

Presentnoun

(military) The position of a soldier in presenting arms.

‘to stand at present’;

Presentverb

To bring (someone) into the presence of (a person); to introduce formally.

‘to present an envoy to the king’;

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Presentverb

(transitive) To nominate (a member of the clergy) for an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.

Presentverb

(transitive) To offer (a problem, complaint) to a court or other authority for consideration.

Presentverb

To charge (a person) with a crime or accusation; to bring before court.

Presentverb

(reflexive) To come forward, appear in a particular place or before a particular person, especially formally.

Presentverb

(transitive) To put (something) forward in order for it to be seen; to show, exhibit.

Presentverb

(transitive) To make clear to one's mind or intelligence; to put forward for consideration.

Presentverb

(transitive) To put on, stage (a play etc.).

‘The theater is proud to present the Fearless Fliers.’;

Presentverb

To point (a firearm) at something, to hold (a weapon) in a position ready to fire.

Presentverb

(reflexive) To offer oneself for mental consideration; to occur to the mind.

‘Well, one idea does present itself.’;

Presentverb

To come to the attention of medical staff, especially with a specific symptom.

‘The patient presented with insomnia.’;

Presentverb

To appear (in a specific way) for delivery (of a fetus); to appear first at the mouth of the uterus during childbirth.

Presentverb

To appear or represent oneself (as having a certain gender).

‘At that time, Elbe was presenting as a man.’; ‘I was presenting as a boy / a girl / a man / a woman / (a) male / (a) female / masculine / feminine’; ‘female-presenting nipples’;

Presentverb

(transitive) To act as presenter on (a radio, television programme etc.).

Presentverb

(transitive) To give a gift or presentation to (someone).

‘She was presented with an honorary degree for her services to entertainment.’;

Presentverb

(transitive) To give (a gift or presentation) to someone; to bestow.

Presentverb

(transitive) To deliver (something abstract) as though as a gift; to offer.

‘I presented my compliments to Lady Featherstoneshaw.’;

Presentverb

(transitive) To hand over (a bill etc.) to be paid.

Presentverb

To display one's female genitalia in a way that signals to others that one is ready for copulation. Also referred to as lordosis behaviour.

Presentadjective

Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; - opposed to absent.

‘These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.’;

Presentadjective

Now existing, or in process; begun but not ended; now in view, or under consideration; being at this time; not past or future; as, the present session of Congress; the present state of affairs; the present instance.

‘I'll bring thee to the present business’;

Presentadjective

Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident.

‘An ambassador . . . desires a present audience.’;

Presentadjective

Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit.

Presentadjective

Favorably attentive; propitious.

‘To find a god so present to my prayer.’;

Presentnoun

Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present.

‘Past and present, wound in one.’;

Presentnoun

Present letters or instrument, as a deed of conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, or other writing; as in the phrase, " Know all men by these presents," that is, by the writing itself, " per has literas praesentes; " - in this sense, rarely used in the singular.

Presentnoun

A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense.

Presentnoun

Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present.

Presentnoun

The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present.

Presentverb

To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce formally; to offer for acquaintance; as, to present an envoy to the king; (with the reciprocal pronoun) to come into the presence of a superior.

‘Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the lord.’;

Presentverb

To exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance.

‘Lectorides's memory is ever . . . presenting him with the thoughts of other persons.’;

Presentverb

To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over.

‘So ladies in romance assist their knight,Present the spear, and arm him for the fight.’;

Presentverb

To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer.

‘My last, least offering, I present thee now.’;

Presentverb

Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts.

‘Octavia presented the poet for him admirable elegy on her son Marcellus.’;

Presentverb

To present; to personate.

Presentverb

To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.

‘The patron of a church may present his clerk to a parsonage or vicarage; that is, may offer him to the bishop of the diocese to be instituted.’;

Presentverb

To nominate for support at a public school or other institution .

Presentverb

To appear at the mouth of the uterus so as to be perceptible to the finger in vaginal examination; - said of a part of an infant during labor.

Presentnoun

the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech;

‘that is enough for the present’; ‘he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow’;

Presentnoun

something presented as a gift;

‘his tie was a present from his wife’;

Presentnoun

a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking

Presentverb

show or demonstrate something to an interested audience;

‘She shows her dogs frequently’; ‘We will demo the new software in Washington’;

Presentverb

bring forward and present to the mind;

‘We presented the arguments to him’; ‘We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason’;

Presentverb

perform (a play), especially on a stage;

‘we are going to stage `Othello'’;

Presentverb

hand over formally

Presentverb

introduce;

‘This poses an interesting question’;

Presentverb

give, especially as a reward;

‘bestow honors and prizes at graduation’;

Presentverb

give as a present; make a gift of;

‘What will you give her for her birthday?’;

Presentverb

deliver (a speech, oration, or idea);

‘The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students’;

Presentverb

cause to come to know personally;

‘permit me to acquaint you with my son’; ‘introduce the new neighbors to the community’;

Presentverb

represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally;

‘The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting’;

Presentverb

present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize;

‘We confronted him with the evidence’; ‘He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions’; ‘An enormous dilemma faces us’;

Presentverb

formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.

Presentverb

recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position;

‘When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute’;

Presentadjective

temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration;

‘the present leader’; ‘articles for present use’; ‘the present topic’; ‘the present system’; ‘present observations’; ‘time past’; ‘his youth is past’; ‘this past Thursday’; ‘the past year’;

Presentadjective

spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place;

‘the murderer is present in this room’; ‘present at the wedding’; ‘present at the creation’;

Present

The present (or here and now) is the time that is associated with the events perceived directly and in the first time, not as a recollection (perceived more than once) or a speculation (predicted, hypothesis, uncertain). It is a period of time between the past and the future, and can vary in meaning from being an instant to a day or longer.

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