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presence | here |

As nouns the difference between presence and here

is that presence is presence while here is a time.



Alternative forms

* (archaic)


(en noun)
  • The fact or condition of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand.
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  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
  • The part of space within one's immediate vicinity.
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  • A quality of poise and effectiveness that enables a performer to achieve a close relationship with his audience.
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  • Something (as a spirit) felt or believed to be present.
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  • A company's business activity in a particular market.
  • The state of being closely focused on the here and now, not distracted by irrelevant thoughts
  • Antonyms

    * absence

    Derived terms

    * compresence * copresence * presence of mind * real presence * stage presence


  • (philosophy) To make or become present.
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  • * 1985 , David Edward Shaner, The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism: A Phenomenological Study of K?kai and D?gen , page 59,
  • Within a completely neutral horizon, the primordial continuous stream of experience is presenced' without interruption. As this time, the past and future have no meaning apart from the now in which they are ' presenced .
  • * 1998 , H. Peter Steeves, Founding Community: A Phenomenological-Ethical Inquiry , page 59,
  • Just as the bread and butter can be presenced as more than just the bread and the butter, so baking a loaf of bread can be more than just the baking, the baker, and the bread.
  • * 2005 , James Phillips, Heidegger's Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry , Stanford University Press, ISBN 0804750718 (paperback), page 118,
  • From the overtaxing of the regime's paranoiac classifications and monitoring of the social field, Heidegger was to await in vain the presencing of that which is present, the revelation of the Being of beings in its precedence to governmental control.
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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


  • (label) In, on, or at this place.
  • * 1849 , (Alfred Tennyson), , VII,
  • Dark house, by which once more I stand / Here in the long unlovely street,
  • * 2008 , (Omar Khadr), ,
  • The Canadian visitor stated, “I’m not here' to help you. I’m not '''here''' to do anything for you. I’m just ' here to get information.”
  • (label) To this place; used in place of the more dated hither.
  • * 1891 , (Charlotte Perkins Gilman), ,
  • He said we came here solely on my account, that I was to have perfect rest and all the air I could get.
  • (label) In this context.
  • * 1872 May, (Edward Burnett Tylor), '', published in ''(Popular Science Monthly) , Volume 1,
  • The two great generalizations which the veteran Belgian astronomer has brought to bear on physiological and mental science, and which it is proposed to describe popularly here , may be briefly defined:
  • * 1904 January 15, (William James), (The Chicago School)'', published in ''(Psychological Bulletin) , 1.1, pages 1-5,
  • The briefest characterization is all that will be attempted here .
  • At this point in the argument or narration.
  • * 1796 , (w), ,
  • Here , perhaps I ought to stop.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=6, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=“And drove away—away.” Sophia broke down here . Even at this moment she was subconsciously comparing her rendering of the part of the forlorn bride with Miss Marie Lohr's.}}
    Derived terms
    * hereabout * hereafter * hereaway * hereby * herein * hereinabove * hereinafter * hereinbefore * hereinbelow * hereof * hereon * hereto * heretofore * hereunder * hereunto * hereupon * herewith


  • (abstract) This place; this location.
  • An Alzheimer patient's here may in his mind be anywhere he called home in the time he presently re-lives.
  • (abstract) This time, the present situation.
  • Here in history, we are less diligent about quashing monopolies.
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    (en adjective)
  • John here is a rascal.
  • This here orange is too sour.


    (en interjection)
  • (British, slang)
  • Here, I'm tired and I want a drink.

    See also

    * hence * here- * hereabouts * hither * there

    Etymology 2

    From Old (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), . More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • An army, host.
  • A hostile force.
  • (Anglo-Saxon) An invading army, either that of the enemy, or the national troops serving abroad. Compare (l).
  • An enemy, individual enemy.