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at present Explained

At present at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Present \Pres"ent\, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]sent. See {Present}, a.]
1. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at
the moment contemplated; as, at this present.

Past and present, wound in one. --Tennyson.

2. pl. (Law) Present letters or instrument, as a deed of
conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, or other writing;
as in the phrase, `` Know all men by these presents,''
that is, by the writing itself, `` per has literas
praesentes; '' -- in this sense, rarely used in the

3. (Gram.) A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting
the present tense.

{At present}, at the present time; now.

{For the present}, for the tine being; temporarily.

{In present}, at once, without delay. [Obs.] ``With them, in
present, half his kingdom; the rest to follow at his
death.'' --Milton.

at present at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

at present
adv : at the present moment; "goods now on sale"; "the now-aging
dictator"; "they are now abroad"; "he is busy at
present writing a new novel"; "it could happen any time
now" [syn: {now}]

at present at English (WD) Of Explained:


Prepositional phrase

Inter: en-PP » at present
  • currently, now, at this moment in time


    Inter: trans-top » currently
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|parhaillaan, Inter: t- » fi|tällä hetkellä
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|jelenleg
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|al presente, Inter: t- » ia|currentemente, Inter: t- » ia|ora, Inter: t- » ia|in iste momento, Inter: t- » ia|nunc

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|an latha an-diugh
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|för närvarande

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » at present
    Translation: fr » at present
    Translation: it » at present
    Translation: mg » at present
    Translation: pl » at present
    Translation: fi » at present
    Translation: ta » at present

    Related words:

    at pains  At par  At pawn  At peace  at peace with  At pleasure  At point