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Etymology 1

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From Middle English < Old French < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] praesent-, praesens present participle of praeesse "to be present" < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] prae- "pre-" + esse "to be".

Pronunciation

Adjective

present (not comparable)

Positive
present

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Relating to now, for the time being; current.
    The present manager has been here longer than the last one.
  2. Located in the immediate vicinity.
    Is there a doctor present?
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Noun

Singular
present

Plural
{{{1}}}

present ({{{1}}})
  1. The current moment or period of time.
  2. The present tense.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English presenten < Old French presenter < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] presentare "to show" < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] praesent-, praesens present participle of praeesse "to be in front of".

Noun

Singular
present

Plural
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present ({{{1}}})
  1. A gift, now especially one given for birthdays or Christmas.
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Verb

Infinitive
to present

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to present (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To reveal, to show..
    The theater is proud to present the Fearless Fliers.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To offer to a court or legislature for consideration.
  3. (transitive) To award a trophy, gift, etc, to.
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Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /preˈsent/

Noun

Inflection for present Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative
Genitive
present
  1. gift, present

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