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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking;
[syn: present, present tense]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 limits; -- opposed to absent. [1913 Webster] These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. --John xiv. 25. [1913 Webster] 2. Now existing, or in process; begun but not ended; now in view, or under consideration; being at this time; not past or future; as, the present session of Congress; the present state of affairs; the present instance. [1913 Webster] I'll bring thee to the present business --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident. "A present recompense." "A present pardon." --Shak. [1913 Webster] An ambassador . . . desires a present audience. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] 4. Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit. [R.] [1913 Webster] 5. Favorably attentive; propitious. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] To find a god so present to my prayer. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Present tense (Gram.), the tense or form of a verb which expresses action or being in the present time; as, I am writing, I write, or I do write. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

present tense n 1: a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking [syn: present, present tense]