What does EXIST mean?

Definitions for EXISTɪgˈzɪst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word EXIST.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exist, be(verb)

    have an existence, be extant

    "Is there a God?"

  2. exist, survive, live, subsist(verb)

    support oneself

    "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"


  1. exist(Verb)

    to be; have existence; have being or reality

  2. Origin: From existo, from ex + sistere, caus. of stare; see stand. Compare assist, consist, desist, insist, persist, resist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exist(verb)

    to be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual

  2. Exist(verb)

    to be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign

  3. Exist(verb)

    to live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist water, nor fishes on land


  1. eXist

    eXist is an open source database management system entirely built on XML technology, also called a native XML database. Unlike most relational database management systems, eXist uses XQuery, which is a W3C Recommendation, to manipulate its data. eXist is released under version 2.1 of the GNU LGPL.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exist

    egz-ist′, v.i. to have an actual being: to live: to continue to be.—n. Exist′ence, state of existing or being: continued being: life: anything that exists: a being.—adjs. Exist′ent, having being: at present existing; Existen′tial. [L. existĕre, exsistĕreex, out, sistĕre, to make to stand.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EXIST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1902

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EXIST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2604

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EXIST' in Verbs Frequency: #199

Anagrams for EXIST »

  1. exits

  2. sixte


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of EXIST in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of EXIST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. August Strindberg:

    I dream, therefore I exist.

  2. Farmann Abbass:

    Of course laws and rules exist.

  3. Kurdo Amin Agha:

    Imagine if America didn't exist.

  4. Jason Kander:

    The commission should not exist.

  5. Walt Whitman:

    I exist as I am, that is enough.

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