Definitions for presidentˈprɛz ɪ dənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pres•i•dentˈprɛz ɪ dənt(n.)
(often cap.) the chief of state and often the chief executive officer of a modern republic, as the United States.
an officer appointed or elected to preside over an organized body of persons.
the chief officer of a college, society, corporation, etc.
one who presides.
Origin of president:
1325–75; ME < L praesident- (s. of praesidēns), n. use of prp. of praesidēre to preside over
an executive officer of a firm or corporation
President of the United States, United States President, President, Chief Executive(noun)
the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
"the President likes to jog every morning"
the chief executive of a republic
president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson(noun)
the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
"address your remarks to the chairperson"
the head administrative officer of a college or university
President of the United States, President, Chief Executive(noun)
the office of the United States head of state
"a President is elected every four years"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
president(noun)ˈprɛz ɪ dənt
the highest-ranking political leader in some countries
the President of the United States; the first woman to be elected president
presidentˈprɛz ɪ dənt
the highest-ranking position in some organizations
the president of Global Publishing; the college president
The head of state of a republic, a representative democracy and sometimes (in cases of constitutional violations) a dictatorship.
the President of the United States
Primary leader of a corporation. Not to be confused with CEO, which is a related but separate position that is sometimes held by a different person.
A person presiding over a meeting, chair, presiding officer, presider.
An honorific for the head of state of a republic; see president (definition 1).
the President of the United States
Origin: From président, from praesidens (accusative: praesidentem). The Latin word is the substantivized present active participle of the verb praesideo. The verb is composed from prae and sedeo. The original meaning of the verb is 'to sit before' in the sense of presiding at a meeting. A secondary meaning of the verb is 'to command, to govern'. So praesidens means 'the presiding one on a meeting' or 'governor, commander'.
occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding
one who is elected or appointed to preside; a presiding officer, as of a legislative body
the chief officer of a corporation, company, institution, society, or the like
the chief executive officer of the government in certain republics; as, the president of the United States
a protector; a guardian; a presiding genius
A president is a leader of an organization, company, community, club, trade union, university, country, a division or part of any of these, or, more generally, anything else. Etymologically, a president is one who presides. Originally, the term referred to the presiding officer of a ceremony or meeting, but today it most commonly refers to an official. Among other things, "President" today is a common title for the heads of state of most republics, whether popularly elected, chosen by the legislature or by a special electoral college.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'president' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #570
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'president' in Written Corpus Frequency: #998
Rank popularity for the word 'president' in Nouns Frequency: #226
Translations for president
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the leading member of a club, association etc
She was elected president of the Music Society.
- presidentePortuguese (BR)
- předseda, -kyněCzech
- der/die Präsident(in)German
- rektor, dekanCroatian
- presidente, presidentessaItalian
- prezidentas, pirmininkasLithuanian
- prezidents; priekšsēdētājsLatvian
- leder, formann/-kvinne, presidentNorwegian
- председатель, президент; главаRussian
- predseda, -kyňaSlovak
- başkan, müdür, rektörTurkish
- 會長，校長，社長Chinese (Trad.)
- صدر جماعتUrdu
- chủ tịchVietnamese
- 会长，校长，社长Chinese (Simp.)
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