present

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
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n. presenttime; gift, favor, gratuity, offering, bonus, donation (see giving). —adj. here (see presence); now (see present). — v. t. award, endow, give, assign, deliver, proffer, tender, pass, bestow; introduce. See giving, offer.
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Time now passing
Nouns — present time, day, moment, juncture, or occasion; the present, the times, the time being, the nonce; this day and age, existing times; nowadays; epoch, day, hour, age, timeof life; now, the here and now, twenty-first century; the spirit of the age; present tense, the historic[al] present (see grammar). See newness, chronology.
Verbs — seize the day, carpe diem.
Adjectives — present, actual, instant, current, existing, living, immediate; up-to-date, latter-day, present-day, modern, contemporary, topical.
Adverbs
1. at this time, at this moment, immediately (see instantaneity); at the present time, at present, now; at this time of day, today, nowadays; already, even now, but now, just now, as of now; on the present occasion; for the time being, for the nonce; on the spot; on the spur of the moment or occasion; until now, to this day, to the present day; in this day and age, in our time; forthwith, presently, soon, shortly, eventually (see futurity).
2. to date, up to now, as yet, thus far, so far, hereunto.
Phrases — enjoy the present moment and don't plan for the future; today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Quotations — Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof (Bible), We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today (Henry Ford), Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today (Martial), Let others praise ancient times. I am glad that I was born in these (Ovid), He who lives in the present lives in eternity (Ludwig Wittgenstein), The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present (Abraham Lincoln), The word "now" is like a bomb through the window, and it ticks (Arthur Miller), Every day you wake up is a beautiful day (John Wayne).
Antonyms, see priority, sequence, futurity, past.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Near in time]
Syn. now, existing, being, in process, in duration, begun, started, commenced, going on, under consideration, at this time, contemporary, contemporaneous, coeval, ad hoc, immediate, instant, prompt, at this moment, at present, today, nowadays, already, even now, but now, just now, for the time being, for the nonce, for the occasion; see also modern 1 , now 1 .
Ant. past*, over, completed.
2. [Near in space]
Syn. in view, at hand, within reach; see near 1 .
n.
1. [The present time]
Syn. instant, this time, present moment, now; see today .
2. [A gift]
Syn. gift, grant, donation; see gift 1 .
See Synonym Study at gift . v.
1. [To introduce]
Syn. make known, acquaint with, give an introduction; see introduce 3 .
2. [To display]
Syn. exhibit, show, manifest; see display 1 .
3. [To suggest]
Syn. imply, infer, intimate; see hint .
4. [To submit]
Syn. donate, proffer, put forth, sponsor; see offer 1 .
5. [To give]
Syn. grant, bestow, confer; see give 1 .
6. [To give a play, etc.]
Syn. put on, do, impersonate; see act 3 , perform 2 .
See Synonym Study at give .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. here and now today, now, this instant.
2. gift offering, favor, benefaction, donation, premium, gratuity, give-away, bonus.
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v.
1. introduce have one meet, acquaint.
2. exhibit display, show, demonstrate.
3. put forward advance, pose, submit, proffer, *trot out for inspection, offer, profess, declare.
4. give hand over, confer, bestow, award, entrust, donate, submit.
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a.
1. current contemporary, existing, immediate, at hand, present-day, modern, at this moment.
2. here at hand, in attendance, nearby, on hand, within reach.
ANT.:1. past, bygone, previous. 2. absent, away.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective In existence now: contemporary, current, existent, existing, new, now, present-day. See TIME. II noun Something bestowed freely: gift, presentation. Chiefly British: handsel. See GIVE.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The current time: now, nowadays, today. See TIME.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make known socially: acquaint, introduce. See KNOWLEDGE. 2. To produce on the stage: act (out), do, dramatize, enact, give, perform, put on, stage. See PERFORMING ARTS. 3. To make a gift of: bestow, give (away), hand out. See GIVE. 4. To give formally or officially: accord, award, bestow, confer, grant. See GIVE. 5. To bring forward for formal consideration: adduce, cite, lay1. Archaic: allege. See LAW, WORDS. 6. To put before another for acceptance: extend, offer, proffer, tender2, volunteer. Idioms: come forward with, lay at someone's feet, lay before. See OFFER.

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