What does President mean?

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ˈprɛz ɪ dəntPres·i·dent

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: 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'.

  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.

    Etymology: 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'.

  3. president(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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'.

  4. President(Noun)

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

    the President of the United States

    Etymology: 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)

    precedent

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

  2. President(adj)

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

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

  3. President(noun)

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

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

  4. President(noun)

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

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

  5. President(noun)

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

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

  6. President(noun)

    a protector; a guardian; a presiding genius

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

Freebase

  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 accurate and just ability, empathy, experience, knowledge, qualifications, sense of fairness and justness, skills, training, understanding and know 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 member of unity government as a facet of a constitution or a position within a form of unity government with this title that has a specific role, responsibilities and objectives defined within the law or legislation of a country and is elected to their position through a transparent democratic process and voting system by the electorate of a country, through just and transparent elections. This person is focused on working with others cocreating optimum health, human rights, right to life, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to housing, right to education, right to parent, right to childcare, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on August 13, 2016  
  2. president

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, knowledge, training and qualifications who is elected to this position through a democratic process by a just, transparent and fair voting system and the rules of the organization.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on July 17, 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

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Numerology

  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. Chuck Schumer:

    It is unseemly to be moving forward so fast on confirming a Supreme Court justice with a lifetime appointment while this big gray cloud of an FBI investigation hangs over the presidency, you can bet if the shoe were on the other foot and a Democratic president was under investigation by the FBI the Republicans would be howling at the moon about filling a Supreme Court seat in such circumstances. Elizabeth Warren added on Twitter :.

  2. Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz:

    The moderators didn't control the debate, their bias is showing. … That being said, if you're running for president of the United States and you can't handle yourself with the CNBC moderators without you know crying foul and calling for intervention, then you're not going to do well against Vladimir Putin either. So I'm not going to complain about it.

  3. Kevin Cramer:

    I think China will be at the table of settling fairly shortly after the election, to be honest with you. In the meantime, they're going to try to use political pressure where they can. Yes, it's a real hurt. What I've tried to impress upon The President many times is that short-term pain for a farmer can be the end of his career, depending again on his personal circumstances.

  4. Phil Murphy:

    Kim Guadagno should be ashamed of herself for the way she’s politicizing the deaths of three children and painting a community with the broad brush of a murderer, a tactic she must have gleaned from President Trump, to say the least, these are not New Jersey’s values.

  5. James Risch:

    Peace envoys are telling us they want deeper U.S. engagement in this situation, this resolution sends a terrible message of U.S. division and lack of resolve, and sets a bad precedent for using the War Powers Resolution to express political disagreements with a president.We should instead signal our resolve that the U.S. is committed to playing an important role in pushing for a sustainable political settlement in Yemen.

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