present

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present is part of the Basic English 850.
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present is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
present


Pronunciation[change]

noun, adjective
verb

Noun[change]

Singular
present

Plural
presents

  1. (countable) A present is a gift; something that someone gives to someone else.
    Here's a birthday present for you. I hope you like it.
  2. The present is the time now at this moment.

Adjective[change]

Positive
present

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Someone is present if the person is here, or the person is at the place someone is talking about.
    Five men and two women were present when the meeting started.

Related words[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
present

Third-person singular
presents

Past tense
presented

Past participle
presented

Present participle
presenting

  1. (transitive) When you present something, you show it or give it to someone.