the state of being present; current existence
"he tested for the presence of radon"
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"
an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby
the impression that something is present
"he felt the presence of an evil force"
bearing, comportment, presence, mien(noun)
dignified manner or conduct
the act of being present
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.
The part of space within one's immediate vicinity.
Bob never said anything about it in my presence.
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.
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.
A company's business activity in a particular market.
The state of being closely focused on the here and now, not distracted by irrelevant thoughts
To make or become present.
Origin: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.
the state of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand; -- opposed to absence
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
specifically, neighborhood to the person of one of superior of exalted rank; also, presence chamber
the whole of the personal qualities of an individual; person; personality; especially, the person of a superior, as a sovereign
an assembly, especially of person of rank or nobility; noble company
port, mien; air; personal appearence
Origin: [F. prsence, L. praesentia. See Present.]
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
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. præsentia—præsens, -sentis—præ, before, sens, being.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'presence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1219
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'presence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4503
Rank popularity for the word 'presence' in Nouns Frequency: #589
The numerical value of presence in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of presence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
India sees the presence of any Chinese naval vessel as an intrusion. There is a big ramp-up in their presence, which is clearly intended to send a message to India.
We discussed different options for an EU presence, different ways in which the EU can support also through security measures. This could mean also some naval presence.
A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-latern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next.
The timeline for a withdrawal down to a embassy center presence, a normalization of our presence in Afghanistan, remains the end of 2016, so that hasn't changed. Our transition out of a combat role has not changed.
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- حضور, حArabic
- fianaise, láithreachtIrish
- fianais, làthair, làthaireachdScottish Gaelic
- tegenwoordigheid, aanwezigheidDutch
- prisustvo, prisutnostSerbo-Croatian
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