What does exist mean?

Definitions for exist
ɪgˈzɪstex·ist

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. exist(Verb)

    to be; have existence; have being or reality

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. exist

    To have reality or life.

    They did exist in a very simple and basic reality.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of exist in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Disraeli:

    The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If love and death did not exist, tears would not exist as well!

  3. Adam Kushner:

    Running water is something we take for granted and it doesn't exist in a third of hospitals in these countries, instead of water just being there, some hospitals truck in water or collect it in rain barrels, with no guarantee of its cleanliness.

  4. Alex Teachey:

    It it turns out to be, as we've suspected, a massive Jupiter-like planet with a moon roughly the size of Neptune, it's very strange, and not like anything astronomers have expected to exist out there, and that might tell you there's really some strange stuff going on elsewhere, not at all like what we see in our neighborhood.

  5. Michel Drezen:

    Our press release is not for or against GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms): in one way we say that GMOs already exist in nature and it's not playing god to make GMOs (which could be considered as pro-GMO), on the other hand, we say that genes introduced in one species can end up in another species, which stresses the risk of using GMOs to transfer protective genes to pests (which could be considered as against GMOs).

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