Definitions for presidentˈprɛz ɪ dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. president(noun)

    an executive officer of a firm or corporation

  2. 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"

  3. president(noun)

    the chief executive of a republic

  4. president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson(noun)

    the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization

    "address your remarks to the chairperson"

  5. president, prexy(noun)

    the head administrative officer of a college or university

  6. 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"


  1. president(Noun)

    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

  2. president(Noun)

    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.

  3. president(Noun)

    A person presiding over a meeting, chair, presiding officer, presider.

  4. President(Noun)

    An honorific for the head of state of a republic; see president (definition 1).

    the President of the United States

  5. 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'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. President(noun)


  2. President(adj)

    occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding

  3. President(noun)

    one who is elected or appointed to preside; a presiding officer, as of a legislative body

  4. President(noun)

    the chief officer of a corporation, company, institution, society, or the like

  5. President(noun)

    the chief executive officer of the government in certain republics; as, the president of the United States

  6. President(noun)

    a protector; a guardian; a presiding genius

  7. Origin: [F. prsident, L. praesidens, -entis, p. pr. of praesidere. See Preside.]


  1. President

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'president' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #570

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'president' in Written Corpus Frequency: #998

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'president' in Nouns Frequency: #226

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