What does exist mean?

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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

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

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. 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. Davide Tabarelli:

    Italy has the tightest regulations in Europe that don't exist elsewhere and they're frightening off investors, with so much uncertainty, who will have the courage to invest even outside the 12 mile line?

  2. Cicero:

    We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Try to exist even under hardest conditions! That is the effort which deserves the applauses most!

  4. Sydney Smith:

    What would the world do without tea? - how did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.

  5. Euripides:

    Do we, holding that gods exist, deceive ourselves with unsubstantiated dreams, and lies, while random careless chance and change alone rule the world

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