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present

  
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      adj  
1    prenominal   in existence at the moment in time at which an utterance is spoken or written  
2    postpositive   being in a specified place, thing, etc.  
the murderer is present in this room     
3    prenominal   now in consideration or under discussion  
the present topic, the present author     
4      (Grammar)   denoting a tense of verbs used when the action or event described is occurring at the time of utterance or when the speaker does not wish to make any explicit temporal reference  
5    Archaic   readily available; instant  
present help is at hand     
6    Archaic   mentally alert; attentive  
      n  
7    the present   the time being; now  
8      (Grammar)  
a    the present tense  
b    a verb in this tense  
9    at present   at the moment; now  
10    for the present   for the time being; temporarily,   (See also)        presents  
     (C13: from Latin praesens, from praeesse to be in front of, from prae- before, in front + esse to be)  
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