What does exist mean?

Definitions for exist
ɪgˈzɪstex·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exist, beverb

    have an existence, be extant

    "Is there a God?"

  2. exist, survive, live, subsistverb

    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. existverb

    to be; have existence; have being or reality

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EXISTverb

    To be; to have a being.

    Etymology: existo, Latin.

    It is as easy to conceive that an infinite Almighty Power might produce a thing out of nothing, and make that to exist de novo, which did not exist before; as to conceive the world to have had no beginning, but to have existed from eternity. Robert South, Sermons.

    It seems reasonable to enquire, how such a multitude comes to make but one idea, since that combination does not always exist together in nature. John Locke.

    One year is past; a different scene!
    No farther mention of the dean:
    Who now, alas, no more is mist
    Than if he never did exist. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Existverb

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

  2. Existverb

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

  3. Existverb

    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. sixte

  2. exits

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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. Gustavo Machin:

    We will set the agenda for the rest for the year, we are not yet negotiating the topic of claims even if there is a recognition on both sides that these exist.

  2. Rahm Emanuel:

    I would say to you this agreement is a good agreement and it is far superior to either sustained bombing that would never actually get you what you have today or sanctions that would exist on paper but with no international support.

  3. Laura Jaworski:

    It isn't about being the best, because once you tap into the creative flow, the best doesn't exist. It's about experiencing the magic. It's about being in that place where your heart is free. It's about grabbing hold of the intangible, and making something beautiful.

  4. John Koch:

    Most leaks exist where there’s already a pre-existing roof penetration.

  5. President Trump:

    CEOs are expected to not only understand technologies that didn't exist one or two years ago but to make strategic decisions as to which investments to make, and the pace of these changes have staggering consequences if you get it wrong.

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