- 1a thing that you give to someone as a gift birthday/Christmas/wedding, etc. presents What can I get him for a birthday present?
- 2the present [singular] the time now You've got to forget the past and start living in the present. I'm sorry, he's not here at present (= now).
- 3the present [singular] (grammar) = the present tense Idioms
for now; for a short time This house is big enough for the moment, but we'll have to move if we have children.
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now is the best time to do something, not in the future
(there is) no time like the present (saying)jump to other results