Presently definition

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In a short time; soon.

She will arrive presently.

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In a little while; soon.
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(usage problem) At this time or period; now.

He is presently staying with us.

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(now UK, rare) Immediately, at once; quickly. [from 14th c.]
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Before long; soon. [from 15th c.]
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At the present time; now; currently. [from 15th c.]

1891, The Welsh Review, No. 1 (November 1891). "A Word to the Welsh People." p. 1.To all of you, therefore, who call Wales your motherland, whether you presently inhabit some other portion of the globe or breathe the air of your cloud-kissed country [...]

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(archaic) At once; immediately.
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(archaic) At once; instantly.
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Presently is defined as something that is going on right now, or at this present moment.

If you are currently in your home at this is an example moment, this is an example of a situation where you are presently at home.

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At present; now.
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Origin of presently

  • From present +"Ž -ly.

    From Wiktionary