have an existence, be extant
"Is there a God?"
exist, survive, live, subsist(verb)
"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"
to be; have existence; have being or reality
Origin: From existo, from ex + sistere, caus. of stare; see stand. Compare assist, consist, desist, insist, persist, resist.
to be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual
to be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign
to live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist water, nor fishes on land
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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
egz-ist′, v.i. to have an actual being: to live: to continue to be.—n. Exist′ence, state of existing or being: continued being: life: anything that exists: a being.—adjs. Exist′ent, having being: at present existing; Existen′tial. [L. existĕre, exsistĕre—ex, out, sistĕre, to make to stand.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'exist' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1902
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'exist' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2604
Rank popularity for the word 'exist' in Verbs Frequency: #199
The numerical value of exist in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of exist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Somewhere in the timeline, the Indians just disappear. Gone. They just don't exist, most mission museums do not even acknowledge that native people exist today.
We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
There are tons of people who are late to trends by nature and adopt a trend after it's no longer in fashion. They exist in mutual funds. They exist in clothes. They exist in cars. They exist in lifestyles.
This joint European asylum system cannot just exist on paper but must also exist in practice - I say that because it lays out minimum standards for accommodating refugees and the task of registering refugees.
My wish is that by then it doesn't exist any more because markets have changed fundamentally, market transformation is our goal and if that were achieved then indeed the Global Compact would no longer need to exist - mission accomplished.
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- عاش, يوجدArabic
- existirCatalan, Valencian
- být, existovatCzech
- bestehen, existierenGerman
- υπάρχω, υφίσταμαιGreek
- olla olemassa, ollaFinnish
- vera, vera til, finnastFaroese
- bí annIrish
- létezik, él, vanHungarian
- գոյություն ունենալ, լինելArmenian
- 存在, 하다, 존재하다Korean
- exto, exsistere, sum, exsto, consto, existereLatin
- eksistēt, pastāvētLatvian
- egzystować, istniećPolish
- póstojati, egzistírati, bȉvstvovati, òpstojatiSerbo-Croatian
- tồn tại, 存在Vietnamese
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