Definitions for EXISTɪgˈzɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•istɪgˈzɪst(v.i.)

  1. to have actual being; be.

  2. to have life or animation; live.

  3. to continue to be or live:

    Belief in magic still exists.

  4. to have being in a specified place or under certain conditions; be found; occur.

  5. to achieve the basic needs of existence, as food and shelter.

Origin of exist:

1595–1605; < L ex(s)istere to appear, emerge

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exist, be(verb)

    have an existence, be extant

    "Is there a God?"

  2. exist, survive, live, subsist(verb)

    support oneself

    "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. exist(verb)ɪgˈzɪst

    to be present

    ice sheets that existed 40 million years ago

  2. existɪgˈzɪst

    to be real

    Do fairies really exist?

  3. existɪgˈzɪst

    to live or survive

    You need water to exist.

Wiktionary

  1. exist(Verb)

    to be; have existence; have being or reality

  2. Origin: From existo, from ex + sistere, caus. of stare; see stand. Compare assist, consist, desist, insist, persist, resist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exist(verb)

    to be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual

  2. Exist(verb)

    to be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign

  3. Exist(verb)

    to live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist water, nor fishes on land

Freebase

  1. eXist

    eXist is an open source database management system entirely built on XML technology, also called a native XML database. Unlike most relational database management systems, eXist uses XQuery, which is a W3C Recommendation, to manipulate its data. eXist is released under version 2.1 of the GNU LGPL.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EXIST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1902

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EXIST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2604

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EXIST' in Verbs Frequency: #199


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

exist(verb)

to be something real or actual

Do ghosts really exist?

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