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English definition of “present”

present

noun [C] (SOMETHING GIVEN)    /ˈprez.ənt/ (UK informal prezzie, or pressie)
A2 something that you are given, without asking for it, on a special occasion, especially to show friendship, or to say thank you: a birthday/Christmas/wedding present They gave me theatre tickets as a present.Presents and giftsGifts in the form of money
(Definition of present noun (SOMETHING GIVEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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