What does President mean?

Definitions for President
ˈprɛz ɪ dəntPres·i·dent

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

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. president

    At a general court-martial it is usual for the authority ordering it to name the president, and the office usually falls upon the second in command.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. president

    The President of the United States is commander-in-chief of the army, navy, and militia, called into service. His functions as such are assigned by Congress, but embrace of course whatever authority may be assigned to any military commander, on the principle that the authority of the greater includes that of the less. For the command, government, and regulation of the army, however, Congress has created a military hierarchy or range of subordination in the army with rights and duties regulated by Congress, and the commander-in-chief cannot make use of any other agents in exercising his command; and all orders issued by him must be according to the rules and articles made by Congress for the government of the army. In his capacity of chief magistrate of the Union, Congress has also invested the President with many administrative functions relating to military affairs; and for the performance of the latter duties the secretary of the department of war has been made his minister, upon matters connected with matériel, accounts, returns, the support of troops, and the raising of troops.

  2. president

    The president of a court-martial is the senior member. He preserves order in court; administers the oath taken by the judge-advocate, and the proceedings of the court are authenticated by his signature and that of the judge-advocate.

Editors Contribution

  1. president

    A person with the necessary experience, skills and qualifications who is the elected head of a government or position within a form of government with a specific role, responsibilities and objectives elected to their position through a democratic process by the electorate of a country, nation or state.

    Some countries around the world have the position of president within their governmental structure.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 17, 2016  
  2. president

    A person with the vital and fundamental ability, compassion, empathy, experience, knowledge, qualifications, sense of justice, skills, training, understanding and knows this is their soul purpose within their soul agreement for a specific period of time and is elected to the position of president as a head of state of a form of government as part of a constitution or a position within a form of government with this title that has a specific role, responsibilities and objectives defined within the law or legislation of a country or nation and is elected to their position through a democratic process by the electorate of a country, nation or state through just, transparent and free elections.

    The role of president is an important one and human beings request and demand a being that is fair, transparent, empathetic, compassionate and passionate about empowerment of the people.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 13, 2016  

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

How to pronounce President?

  1. Alex
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How to say President in sign language?

  1. president


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of President in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of President in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of President in a Sentence

  1. John McCain:

    I am not President Bush.

  2. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff:

    I believe President Obama.

  3. Mitt Romney:

    I won't run for president.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Mr. President, I’m sorry.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    That's up to the President.

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