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You are viewing the etymology of present meaning: (Noun Adjective) The current moment or period of time.. The present tense. (dated) Ready; quick in emergency.. (obsolete) Favorably attentive; propitious.. (obsolete) Having an immediate effect (of a medicine, [...]The current moment or period of time.. The present tense. (dated) Ready; quick in emergency.. (obsolete) Favorably attentive; propitious.. (obsolete) Having an immediate effect (of a medicine, [...]. You may also see other English etymologies of present.
English word present comes from Latin praesent.

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Present detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
praesent Latin (lat)
present English (eng) The current moment or period of time.. The present tense. (dated) Ready; quick in emergency.. (obsolete) Favorably attentive; propitious.. (obsolete) Having an immediate effect (of a medicine, poison etc.); fast-acting. [16th-18th c.]. (obsolete) Not delayed; immediate; instant.. Attentive; alert; focused.. Located in the immediate vicinity.. Relating to now, for the time being; current.. [...]