Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “present”

See all translations

present

noun
 
 
/ˈprezənt/
the present B1 the period of time that is happening now: Let's talk about the present. The play is set in the present.Now A1 the form of the verb which is used to show what happens or exists nowVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs
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?Presents and giftsGifts in the form of money
at present B1 now: At present she's working abroad.Now
Translations of “present”
in Korean 선물…
in Arabic هَدِيّة…
in French cadeau…
in Turkish hediye, armağan…
in Italian regalo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 給予之物, (尤指表示友誼或致謝的)禮物,贈品…
in Russian подарок…
in Polish prezent, upominek…
in Spanish regalo, presente, obsequio…
in Portuguese presente, prenda…
in German das Geschenk…
in Catalan regal…
in Japanese プレゼント, 贈り物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给予之物, (尤指表示友谊或致谢的)礼物,赠品…
(Definition of present noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “present” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More