Definitions for presenceˈprɛz əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. presence(noun)

    the state of being present; current existence

    "he tested for the presence of radon"

  2. presence, front(noun)

    the immediate proximity of someone or something

    "she blushed in his presence"; "he sensed the presence of danger"; "he was well behaved in front of company"

  3. presence(noun)

    an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby

  4. presence(noun)

    the impression that something is present

    "he felt the presence of an evil force"

  5. bearing, comportment, presence, mien(noun)

    dignified manner or conduct

  6. presence(noun)

    the act of being present

Wiktionary

  1. presence(Noun)

    The fact or condition of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand;

    Any painter can benefit from the presence of a live model from which to draw.

  2. presence(Noun)

    The part of space within one's immediate vicinity.

    Bob never said anything about it in my presence.

  3. presence(Noun)

    A quality of poise and effectiveness that enables a performer to achieve a close relationship with his audience.

    Despite being less than five foot, she filled up the theatre with her stage presence.

  4. presence(Noun)

    Something (as a spirit) felt or believed to be present.

    I'm convinced that there was a presence in that building that I can't explain, which led to my heroic actions.

  5. presence(Noun)

    A company's business activity in a particular market.

  6. presence(Noun)

    The state of being closely focused on the here and now, not distracted by irrelevant thoughts

  7. presence(Verb)

    To make or become present.

  8. Origin: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presence(noun)

    the state of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand; -- opposed to absence

  2. Presence(noun)

    the place in which one is present; the part of space within one's ken, call, influence, etc.; neighborhood without the intervention of anything that forbids intercourse

  3. Presence(noun)

    specifically, neighborhood to the person of one of superior of exalted rank; also, presence chamber

  4. Presence(noun)

    the whole of the personal qualities of an individual; person; personality; especially, the person of a superior, as a sovereign

  5. Presence(noun)

    an assembly, especially of person of rank or nobility; noble company

  6. Presence(noun)

    port, mien; air; personal appearence

  7. Origin: [F. prsence, L. praesentia. See Present.]

Freebase

  1. Presence

    Presence is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on 31 March 1976. It was written and recorded during a tumultuous time in the band's history, as singer Robert Plant was recuperating from serious injuries he had sustained in a recent car accident. The album received mixed reviews from critics and is also the slowest-selling studio album by the band, only managing to achieve triple-platinum certification in the United States. Nonetheless, guitarist Jimmy Page describes Presence as the band's "most important" album, proving they would continue despite their turmoil.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Presence

    prez′ens, n. state of being present—opp. of Absence: situation near or within sight, &c., companionship: approach face to face: nearness to the person of a superior: an assembly of great persons: mien: personal appearance: an apparition: calmness, readiness, as of mind: (Shak.) a presence-chamber.—ns. Pres′ence-cham′ber, -room, the chamber or room in which a great personage receives company.—adj. Pres′ent, being in a certain place—opp. to Absent: now under view or consideration: being at this time: not past or future: ready at hand: attentive: not absent-minded: (gram.) denoting time just now, or making a general statement.—n. present time or business: (pl.) the writing of a letter, or a deed of any kind as actually shown at any time: any deed or writing.—adj. Prēsen′tial, having or implying actual presence.—n. Prēsential′ity.—adv. Prēsen′tially.—n. Pres′entness, state of being present.—Presence of mind, a state of mind which enables a person to speak or act with calmness and promptness in circumstances of great and sudden difficulties.—At present, at the present time, now; Real presence, a doctrine or belief that the body and blood of Christ are really and substantially present in the eucharist; The present, the present time. [O. Fr.,—L. præsentiapræsens, -sentispræ, before, sens, being.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'presence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1219

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'presence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4503

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'presence' in Nouns Frequency: #589

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of presence in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of presence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook:

    It is not a permanent presence.

  2. Livia Wagner:

    There's no police presence there.

  3. Thomas Fuller:

    Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

  4. Publilius Syrus:

    As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.

  5. Thomas Fuller:

    He that fears your presence will hate you absence.

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