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uk /ˈprez.ənt/ us /ˈprez.ənt/

present noun (SOMETHING GIVEN)

A2 [ C ] UK informal prezzie, or pressie, 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 生日/聖誕/結婚禮物
They gave me theatre tickets as a present. 他們送給我戲票作為禮物。

More examples

  • We're having a collection for Tom's retirement present.
  • They got an entire set of silver cutlery as a wedding present.
  • I was looking for a birthday present for my mother but I didn't find anything suitable.
  • Aren't you going to unwrap your presents?
  • The children squealed in delight when they saw all the presents under the Christmas tree.

present noun (NOW)

the present B1 [ S ]

More examples

  • I'm usually too immersed in the present to worry about the future.
  • Let's talk about the present.

the period of time that is happening now, not the past or the future

That's all for the present. 暫時就講這些。
The play is set in the present. 這齣戲以當代為背景。
See also
at present B1 formal


"Are you busy?" "Not at present." 「你忙嗎?」「現在不忙。」
At present she's working abroad. 她目前在國外工作。


uk /ˈprez.ənt/ us /ˈprez.ənt/

present adjective (IN A PLACE)

B1 [ after verb ] in a particular place

The whole family was present. 全家人都在場。
There were no children present. 沒有孩子在場。

More examples

  • Mind your language - there are ladies present!
  • Is it necessary for all of us to be present at the meeting this afternoon?
  • Melanin is the dark brown pigment of the hair, skin, and eyes that is present in varying amounts in every human being.
  • More men are present at the births of their children these days.
  • There ought to be an adult present at all times, when there are young children in the pool.

present adjective (NOW)

[ before noun ] happening or existing now

I don't have her present address. 我不知道她現在的地址。
Please state your present occupation and salary. 請說出你目前的職業和薪水。

More examples

  • Charlie has a clever plan for getting us out of our present difficulties.
  • Unlike the present government, we believe in serving the community.
  • The present system of payment will remain in effect until the end of the rental agreement.
  • The present voting system distorts the wishes of the electorate.
  • Are you feeling frustrated in your present job?

presentverb [ T ]

uk /prɪˈzent/ us /prɪˈzent/

present verb [ T ] (GIVE)

B2 to give, provide, or make something known

The winners were presented with medals. 獲勝者被授予獎牌。
The letter presented the family with a problem that would be difficult to solve. 這封信給這家人提出了一個難題。
The documentary presented us with a balanced view of the issue. 這部紀錄片向我們呈現了對這個問題的客觀看法。
He presented the report to his colleagues at the meeting. 他在會議上向同事們做出報告。
The classroom presented a cheerful busy atmosphere to the visitors (= appeared to them to have this). 全班在訪客面前展現出一派快樂繁忙的氛圍。
The school is presenting (= performing) "West Side Story" as its end-of-term production. 學校將上演《西城故事》作為期末作品。

More examples

  • He has a lot more work to do before he can present the scheme to the public.
  • Ruth was astonished when he presented her with an engagement ring.
  • She presented a well-argued case for the banning of smoking in public places.
  • She graciously accepted the flowers that were presented to her.
  • The Duchess of Kent will be presenting the trophies.

present verb [ T ] (INTRODUCE)

B2 UK to introduce a television or radio show

She presents the late-night news. 她主持午夜新聞。

formal to introduce a person

May I present Professor Carter? 請允許我介紹卡特教授。
Later on I'd like to present you to the headteacher. 過一會兒我會把你引見給校長。
present yourself

to arrive somewhere and introduce yourself

He presented himself at the doctor's at 9.30 a.m. as arranged. 他早上9點30分依約去了醫生那裡。
present itself C2

If something presents itself, it happens.

An opportunity suddenly presented itself. 突然出現了一個良機。

More examples

  • I'd like to present my grandson, Jackson Junior.
  • He was presented to the Queen and given a knighthood.
  • She used to present one of those holiday programmes but now she reads the news.
  • May I present Sir Bob Geldof?
  • What was that documentary called that she used to present?

(Translation of “present” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)