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. Travis Grenier:

    Blakes mother read 1 Corinthians 13. In front of our parents, siblings and our photographer, we shed tears of happiness, anxiousness, and nervousness. I walked down the aisle with relics of my late grandparents and I couldnt have asked for a more perfect wedding. At that moment, I realized that my love for Blake is what made getting married special. We cant wait to celebrate with everyone, but this day will forever be ours. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isnt crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesnt think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. For now, she said she is willing to accommodate the bride and grooms needs, whether that means going ahead with the wedding virtually, in a small group, postponingthe big day altogether. Whatever things that a wedding planner would typically do, we are still doing for these virtual weddings. We are willing to customize and do whatever we need to do. I think people are making the best of a really hard situation, Balmer said. Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isn’t crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesn’t think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. (Elina Shirazi) Chris Goujon agrees with that sentiment. Obviously tomorrow is not guaranteed, so if you want to get married, do it. The Smiths said that even though they did not plan on a virtual wedding, they dont think its a bad idea for other couples who dont want to postpone the date. Virtual weddings, its amazing! It is a great way to be safe but to still have people join in your union. Certain life moments shouldnt be had without the presence of your village. We are thankful that technology gives people the opportunity to share such a special moment. CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE I think we all get so caught up in what our relationship looks like to others and you know, you really just need a four dollar Publix cake and your significant other and some music and a box of champagne, Kenna Grenier said. Nothing went right for our wedding, but it is what you make of it, i dont know if to the state of Georgia we are married, but at least to us we are.

  2. David Tester:

    Having this genetic biomarker, we can now very easily test any individual for the presence of the mutation, having that ability can potentially save lives.

  3. Dong Yang:

    U.S. car components companies have presence in China, and set China as a global manufacturing base. The escalation of the trade war between China and the United States will seriously affect their development in China and the world.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We'll hear the American proposition, hear it fairly and with openness. And I can not understand how the Palestinians, before they even heard the plan, reject it outright, under any peace agreement our position will be that Israel's presence should continue here, for Israel's security and for the security of all.

  5. Van Poecke:

    The ambition is to do bolt-on acquisitions from here and build a stronger presence in the markets where we are present. Now we have a good footprint in Germany, in Switzerland, in Holland, in Belgium, in northern France so I think that is a good footprint with enough room to grow.

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