What does preside mean?

Definitions for presideprɪˈzaɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preside(verb)

    act as president

    "preside over companies and corporations"


  1. preside(Verb)

    To act as president or chairperson.

  2. preside(Verb)

    To exercise authority or control, oversit.

  3. preside(Verb)

    To be a featured solo performer.

  4. Origin: From presider, from praesidere, from pre- + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preside(verb)

    to be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director, etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer; as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the senate

  2. Preside(verb)

    to exercise superintendence; to watch over

  3. Origin: [L. praesidere; prae before + sedere to sit: cf. F. prsider. See Sit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Preside

    prē-zīd′, v.i. to direct or control, esp. at a meeting: to superintend.—ns. Pres′idency, the office of a president, or his dignity, term of office, jurisdiction, or residence: a division of British India, as the Presidency of Bengal; Pres′ident, one who presides over a meeting: a chairman: the chief officer of a college, institution, &c.: an officer elected from time to time, as chief ruler of a republic—also adj. (Milt.).—n.fem. Pres′identess.—adj. Presiden′tial, presiding over: pertaining to a president.—n. Pres′identship.—Lord President, the presiding judge of the Court of Session in Scotland; Lord President of the Council, a member of the House of Lords who presides over the privy council, with especial charge of education, sanitation, &c. [Fr. présider—L. præsidērepræ, before, sedēre, to sit.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preside in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preside in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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