the present B1 [S]
› the period of time that is happening now, not the past or the future: That's all for the present. The play is set in the present. the present (tense) A1 [S] language the form of the verb that is used to show what happens or exists now: The verb in this sentence is in the present.at present B1 formal › now: "Are you busy?" "Not at present." At present she's working abroad.
› [U] this period of time, not the past or the future; now: The story moves back and forth between the past and the present.