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premier the prime minister of a government. [2 definitions]
premise a statement that forms the basis of an argument and that is usually accepted. [2 definitions]
preoccupied totally absorbed in thought.
preparation the act of getting something ready. [3 definitions]
prepare to make ready. [3 definitions]
preposition a word that shows a connection or relation between a noun or pronoun and some other word. In the sentence, "We went to the market and talked about the weather," "to" and "about" are prepositions.
prescribe to order or suggest as a medicine.
prescription an order written by a doctor for medicine to treat a patient. [2 definitions]
presence the state or condition of being in a place at a certain time. [2 definitions]
present1 existing at this time; current. [4 definitions]
present2 to give or provide with a gift or award. [5 definitions]
presentation the act of presenting.
presently in a little while; very soon. [2 definitions]
present participle a form of a verb ending in "-ing" that either shows action going on, that an action is taking place, or that action will happen in the future.
present tense a form of a verb that shows that something is happening now or that a condition exists in the present time. In the sentence, "The sky is blue," "is" is in the present tense.
preservation protection from loss or damage; the act of preserving.
preservative a substance used to keep foods from going bad or spoiling.
preserve to protect from being hurt or harmed. [5 definitions]
preside to act as the one in charge.
presidency the office, length of service, and jobs of a president.
president an officer elected to lead a group or organization. [2 definitions]