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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 present tense

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pres·ent a.
 1. Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent.
    These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.   --John xiv. 25.
 2. Now existing, or in process; begun but not ended; now in view, or under consideration; being at this time; not past or future; as, the present session of Congress; the present state of affairs; the present instance.
    I'll bring thee to the present business   --Shak.
 3. Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident.  “A present recompense.” “A present pardon.”
    An ambassador . . . desires a present audience.   --Massinger.
 4. Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit. [R.]
 5. Favorably attentive; propitious. [Archaic]
    To find a god so present to my prayer.   --Dryden.
 Present tense Gram., the tense or form of a verb which expresses action or being in the present time; as, I am writing, I write, or I do write.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 present tense
      n : a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of
          speaking [syn: present]