pres·​ent-day ˈpre-zᵊnt-ˈdā How to pronounce present-day (audio)
: now existing or occurring

Examples of present-day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around 1902, the village of Pembroke sprouted near present-day Carver Ranches, and many of the early settlers were from north Florida. Miami Herald, 16 Apr. 2024 The Harriet Tubman Effect utilizes the historical strategies of the underground railroad and the Combahee River Raid to inspire their present-day work. Hilary Tetenbaum, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2024 After the Revolutionary War, the land that forms present-day Wisconsin was part of the United States' first territory. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2024 The study, published in the European Journal of Archaeology on March 13, reviewed existing literature on Ötzi’s tattoos and drew on present-day experiments replicating ancient tattooing techniques. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 9 Apr. 2024 But when the leaders of the three countries sit down at the White House on Thursday, a key topic will be a much more present-day worry that binds their relationship – a common concern over China. Brad Lendon, CNN, 8 Apr. 2024 The red dot at generation 0 represents a present-day person in a simulated population of 100,000 people. Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2024 Gretchen Dieck, then a doctoral student at Yale, set out to use postural images taken at Smith College, cross-referenced with present-day self-reports by alumnae, to see whether the presence of spinal curvature in a teen-age girl predicted back pain in later life. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2024 However, the inter-generational argument of burdening future generations to pay for present-day debt isn’t a straightforward one. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 2 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of present-day was in 1887

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“Present-day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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: being or happening now
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