present
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from presenter Date: 13th century something presented ; gift II. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French presenter, from Latin praesentare, from praesent-, praesens, adjective Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. (1) to bring or introduce into the presence of someone especially of superior rank or status (2) to introduce socially b. to bring (as a play) before the public 2. to make a gift to 3. to give or bestow formally 4. a. to lay (as a charge) before a court as an object of inquiry b. to bring a formal public charge, indictment, or presentment against 5. to nominate to a benefice 6. a. to offer to view ; show b. to bring to one's attention <
this presents a problem
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7. to act the part of ; perform 8. to aim, point, or direct (as a weapon) so as to face something or in a particular direction intransitive verb 1. to present a weapon 2. to become manifest 3. to come forward as a patient 4. to make a presentation Synonyms: see givepresenter noun III. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin praesent-, praesens, from present participle of praeesse to be before one, from prae- pre- + esse to be — more at is Date: 14th century 1. now existing or in progress 2. a. being in view or at hand b. existing in something mentioned or under consideration 3. constituting the one actually involved, at hand, or being considered 4. of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense that is expressive of present time or the time of speaking 5. obsolete attentive 6. archaic instant, immediatepresentness noun IV. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete present occasion or affair b. plural the present words or statements; specifically the legal instrument or other writing in which these words are used 2. a. the present tense of a language b. a verb form in the present tense 3. the present time

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  • present — pre·sent 1 /pri zent/ vt 1: to lay before a court as an object of consideration present a complaint present ed a defense of insanity 2: to make a presentment of (an instrument) pre·sen·ta·tion /ˌprē ˌzen tā shən, ˌpre , zən / …   Law dictionary

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  • present — [prez′ənt; ] for v. [ prē zent′, prizent′] adj. [OFr < L praesens, prp. of praeesse, to be present < prae , before (see PRE ) + esse, to be (see ESSENCE)] 1. a) being at the specified or understood place; at hand; in attendance b) existing… …   English World dictionary

  • Present — Pres ent, a. [F. pr[ e]sent, L. praesens, entis, that is before one, in sight or at hand, p. p. of praeesse to be before; prae before + esse to be. See {Essence}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pre*sent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presenting}.] [F. pr[ e]senter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See {Present}, a.] 1. To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pres ent, n. [Cf. F. pr[ e]sent. See {Present}, a.] 1. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present. [1913 Webster] Past and present, wound in one. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Law)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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