What does presence mean?

Definitions for presence
ˈprɛz ənspres·ence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. presencenoun

    the state of being present; current existence

    "he tested for the presence of radon"

  2. presence, frontnoun

    the immediate proximity of someone or something

    "she blushed in his presence"; "he sensed the presence of danger"; "he was well behaved in front of company"

  3. presencenoun

    an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby

  4. presencenoun

    the impression that something is present

    "he felt the presence of an evil force"

  5. bearing, comportment, presence, miennoun

    dignified manner or conduct

  6. presencenoun

    the act of being present

Wiktionary

  1. presencenoun

    The fact or condition of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand;

    Any painter can benefit from the presence of a live model from which to draw.

    Etymology: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.

  2. presencenoun

    The part of space within one's immediate vicinity.

    Bob never said anything about it in my presence.

    Etymology: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.

  3. presencenoun

    A quality of poise and effectiveness that enables a performer to achieve a close relationship with his audience.

    Despite being less than five foot, she filled up the theatre with her stage presence.

    Etymology: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.

  4. presencenoun

    Something (as a spirit) felt or believed to be present.

    I'm convinced that there was a presence in that building that I can't explain, which led to my heroic actions.

    Etymology: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.

  5. presencenoun

    A company's business activity in a particular market.

    Etymology: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.

  6. presencenoun

    The state of being closely focused on the here and now, not distracted by irrelevant thoughts

    Etymology: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.

  7. presenceverb

    To make or become present.

    Etymology: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presencenoun

    the state of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand; -- opposed to absence

    Etymology: [F. prsence, L. praesentia. See Present.]

  2. Presencenoun

    the place in which one is present; the part of space within one's ken, call, influence, etc.; neighborhood without the intervention of anything that forbids intercourse

    Etymology: [F. prsence, L. praesentia. See Present.]

  3. Presencenoun

    specifically, neighborhood to the person of one of superior of exalted rank; also, presence chamber

    Etymology: [F. prsence, L. praesentia. See Present.]

  4. Presencenoun

    the whole of the personal qualities of an individual; person; personality; especially, the person of a superior, as a sovereign

    Etymology: [F. prsence, L. praesentia. See Present.]

  5. Presencenoun

    an assembly, especially of person of rank or nobility; noble company

    Etymology: [F. prsence, L. praesentia. See Present.]

  6. Presencenoun

    port, mien; air; personal appearence

    Etymology: [F. prsence, L. praesentia. See Present.]

Freebase

  1. Presence

    Presence is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on 31 March 1976. It was written and recorded during a tumultuous time in the band's history, as singer Robert Plant was recuperating from serious injuries he had sustained in a recent car accident. The album received mixed reviews from critics and is also the slowest-selling studio album by the band, only managing to achieve triple-platinum certification in the United States. Nonetheless, guitarist Jimmy Page describes Presence as the band's "most important" album, proving they would continue despite their turmoil.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Presence

    prez′ens, n. state of being present—opp. of Absence: situation near or within sight, &c., companionship: approach face to face: nearness to the person of a superior: an assembly of great persons: mien: personal appearance: an apparition: calmness, readiness, as of mind: (Shak.) a presence-chamber.—ns. Pres′ence-cham′ber, -room, the chamber or room in which a great personage receives company.—adj. Pres′ent, being in a certain place—opp. to Absent: now under view or consideration: being at this time: not past or future: ready at hand: attentive: not absent-minded: (gram.) denoting time just now, or making a general statement.—n. present time or business: (pl.) the writing of a letter, or a deed of any kind as actually shown at any time: any deed or writing.—adj. Prēsen′tial, having or implying actual presence.—n. Prēsential′ity.—adv. Prēsen′tially.—n. Pres′entness, state of being present.—Presence of mind, a state of mind which enables a person to speak or act with calmness and promptness in circumstances of great and sudden difficulties.—At present, at the present time, now; Real presence, a doctrine or belief that the body and blood of Christ are really and substantially present in the eucharist; The present, the present time. [O. Fr.,—L. præsentiapræsens, -sentispræ, before, sens, being.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'presence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1219

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'presence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4503

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'presence' in Nouns Frequency: #589

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of presence in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of presence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of presence in a Sentence

  1. Chris Cahill:

    There is no place in the upcoming debate for the radical gun lobby which has made its presence felt in previous attempts to make our country safer, we have seen what happens in the United States when gun radicals are involved. Nothing. That is not good enough for New Zealand.

  2. Jennifer Griffin:

    The president just said that there is no al Qaeda presence in Afghanistan, that does not seem to be correct.

  3. John Kerry:

    Our focus remains on destroying ISIL (Islamic State militants) and also on a political settlement with respect to Syria, which we believe cannot be achieved with the long-term presence of (President Bashar al-) Assad.

  4. Barack Obama:

    The timeline for a withdrawal down to a embassy center presence, a normalization of our presence in Afghanistan, remains the end of 2016, so that hasn't changed. Our transition out of a combat role has not changed.

  5. Mike Pence:

    Remember, it was Hillary Clinton who squandered the gains that were made at the close of our presence in Iraq, the failure in judgment that sent ISIS on the loose.

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