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Wordnet 3.0


1. at the present moment;
- Example: "goods now on sale"
- Example: "the now-aging dictator"
- Example: "they are now abroad"
- Example: "he is busy at present writing a new novel"
- Example: "it could happen any time now"
[syn: now, at present]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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) Present letters or instrument, as a deed of conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, or other writing; as in the phrase, " Know all men by these presents," that is, by the writing itself, " per has literas praesentes; " -- in this sense, rarely used in the singular. [1913 Webster] 3. (Gram.) A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense. [1913 Webster] At present, at the present time; now. For the present, for the tine being; temporarily. In present, at once, without delay. [Obs.] "With them, in present, half his kingdom; the rest to follow at his death." --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

at present adv 1: at the present moment; "goods now on sale"; "the now- aging dictator"; "they are now abroad"; "he is busy at present writing a new novel"; "it could happen any time now" [syn: now, at present]