What does Entity mean?

Definitions for Entityˈɛn tɪ ti

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entity(noun)

    that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)


  1. entity(Noun)

    That which has a distinct existence as an individual unit. Often used for organisations which have no physical form.

  2. entity(Noun)

    An existent something that has the properties of being real, and having a real existence.

  3. entity(Noun)

    Anything about which information or data can be stored in a database; in particular, an organized array or set of individual elements or parts.

  4. entity(Noun)

    The state or quality of being or existence.

    The group successfully maintains its tribal entity.

  5. Origin: From Medieval Latin entitas, from Latin, present participle of esse, "to be".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entity(noun)

    a real being, whether in thought (as an ideal conception) or in fact; being; essence; existence

  2. Origin: [LL. entitas, fr. L. ens, entis, thing, prop. p. pr. of esse to be: cf. F. entit. See Essence, Is.]


  1. Entity

    An entity is something that exists by itself, although it need not be of material existence. In particular, abstractions and legal fictions are usually regarded as entities. In general, there is also no presumption that an entity is animate. In business, an entity is a person, department, team, corporation, cooperative, partnership, or other group with whom it is possible to conduct business. Sometimes, the word entity is used in a general sense of a being, whether or not the referent has material existence, e.g., is often referred to as an entity with no corporeal form, such as a language. It is also often used to refer to ghosts and other spirits. The word entitative is the adjective form of the noun entity. Something that is entitative is "considered as pure entity; abstracted from all circumstances", that is, regarded as entity alone, apart from attendant circumstances.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Entity

    en′ti-ti, n. being: existence: a real substance. [Low L. entitat-emens (q.v.).]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Entity' in Nouns Frequency: #1997


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Entity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Entity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tim Lomax:

    Our growing traffic problem is too massive for any one entity to handle.

  2. Mayor Jim Strickland:

    The law allows a private entity to remove items such as statues from its own land.

  3. Triet Nguyen:

    If an entity depends on market access to pay bills, that to us is effectively insolvent.

  4. Marzuki Darusman:

    It may not be a full prosecutorial entity but lays down the initial prosecution process.

  5. Chief Executive Tom McInerney:

    We're in the early stages of talking to players who might be interested in the GLAIC entity.

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