Meaning of “present” - Learner’s Dictionary

present

noun us uk /ˈprezənt/
Extra Examples
There's no time like the present.The weather's fine as far as the present is concerned.What happened in the past still influences the present.The film switches in time between the past and the present.Life was slower in the past than in the present.
the present

B1 the period of time that is happening now:

Let's talk about the present.
The play is set in the present.

A1 the form of the verb which is used to show what happens or exists now

A2 [ C ] something that you give to someone, usually for a particular occasion:

a birthday/wedding present
to give someone a present
Did you get many presents?
at present

B1 now:

At present she's working abroad.

(Definition of “present noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)