adj. 现在的，目前的; 现在时的; 出席的，在场的; 包含于…的
n. 现在; 礼物
v. 颁发，呈递; 带来，导致; （机会或问题）产生; 展示，呈现; 描述; 表现; 出席; 主持; 上演; 引见
You use present to describe things and people that exist now, rather than those that existed in the past or those that may exist in the future.
He has brought much of the present crisis on himself...
...the government's present economic difficulties...
The present is the period of time that we are in now and the things that are happening now.
...his struggle to reconcile the past with the present.
...continuing right up to the present...
In grammar, the present tenses of a verb are the ones that are used to talk about things that happen regularly or situations that exist at this time. The simple present tense uses the base form or the 's' form of a verb, as in 'I play tennis twice a week' and 'He works in a bank'.
A situation that exists at present exists now, although it may change.
There is no way at present of predicting which individuals will develop the disease...
At present children under 14 are not permitted in bars.
The present day is the period of history that we are in now.
...Western European art from the period of Giotto to the present day.
...monastic music of the present day.
Something that exists or will be done for the present exists now or will continue for a while, although the situation may change later.
The ministers had expressed the unanimous view that sanctions should remain in place for the present.
If you say 'There's no time like the present', you are suggesting to someone that they should do something now, not later.
Don't wait until New Year to resolve to organise your life. There's no time like the present.
1. the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech;
2. something presented as a gift;
3. a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
1. show or demonstrate something to an interested audience;
2. bring forward and present to the mind;
3. perform (a play), especially on a stage;
4. hand over formally
6. give, especially as a reward;
7. give as a present; make a gift of;
8. deliver (a speech, oration, or idea);
9. cause to come to know personally;
10. represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally;
11. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize;
12. formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
13. recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position;
1. temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration;
2. spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place;
gift, present, souvenir, tip
give, accord, award, confer，grant, endow, present, bestow
modern, contemporary, current, recent, present, up-to-date
offer, present, propose, volunteer
all present and correct
(there is) no time like the present
present company excepted
make a present of
for the present
The guests are all present.
He got a splendid present for her.
There are two types of participle in English: the past participle and the present participle.
We choose her a nice birthday present.
This should not present an obstacle to the development of good relations between our two countries.