present arms

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pre·sent arms

1. A position in the military manual of arms in which the rifle is held vertically in front of the body.
2. A command to assume present arms or to give a hand salute.
يُقَدِّم التَّحِيَّه بالسِّلاح
pozdravit zbraní
fegyverrel tiszteleg
halda rifli lóîrétt fyrir framan sig
pozdraviť zbraňou
tüfekle selâm durmak


(priˈzent) verb
1. to give, especially formally or ceremonially. The child presented a bunch of flowers to the Queen; He was presented with a gold watch when he retired.
2. to introduce. May I present my wife (to you)?
3. to arrange the production of (a play, film etc). The Elizabethan Theatre Company presents `Hamlet', by William Shakespeare.
4. to offer (ideas etc) for consideration, or (a problem etc) for solving. She presents (=expresses) her ideas very clearly; The situation presents a problem.
5. to bring (oneself); to appear. He presented himself at the dinner table half an hour late.
preˈsenter noun
preˈsentable adjective
suitable to be seen, introduced etc. You don't look very presentable in those clothes.
ˌpresenˈtation (pre-) noun
1. the act of presenting. the presentation of the prizes; the presentation of a new play; (also adjective) a presentation ceremony; a presentation gold watch.
2. the manner in which written work etc is presented or set out. Try to improve the presentation of your work.
3. a performance, or set of repeated performances, of a play, opera etc. This is the best presentation of `Macbeth' that I've ever seen.
present arms
to hold a rifle upright in front of one, as a salute.
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Military policemen then carried the casket to the church entrance as a huge crowd watched a military guard of honour present arms and a band play the national anthem.
During the ceremony, the historic semaphore flag signaling system relayed silent commands from the adjutant and commander of the troops to present arms, order arms, and parade rest on Barton Field.
Visiting her grandparents at Buckingham Palace, young Elizabeth found to her delight the sentry guard would present arms every time she passed.
The children were taught to march, salute and present arms as part of an exhibition designed to teach them about the brutal conflict.
The blood collected by Operation Present Arms will help two organizations: the American Red Cross and the Armed Forces Blood Program at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Major Dennison said.