What does presence mean?

Definitions for presence
ˈprɛz ənspres·ence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. presence(noun)

    the state of being present; current existence

    "he tested for the presence of radon"

  2. presence, front(noun)

    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. presence(noun)

    an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby

  4. presence(noun)

    the impression that something is present

    "he felt the presence of an evil force"

  5. bearing, comportment, presence, mien(noun)

    dignified manner or conduct

  6. presence(noun)

    the act of being present

Wiktionary

  1. presence(Noun)

    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. presence(Noun)

    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. presence(Noun)

    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. presence(Noun)

    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. presence(Noun)

    A company's business activity in a particular market.

    Etymology: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.

  6. presence(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.

  7. presence(Verb)

    To make or become present.

    Etymology: Through , from praesentia, from praesentem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presence(noun)

    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. Presence(noun)

    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. Presence(noun)

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

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

  4. Presence(noun)

    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. Presence(noun)

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

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

  6. Presence(noun)

    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

How to pronounce presence?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Kenneth Nail:

    Nikki Haley announced. Since then, at least 60 public Confederate symbols have been removed since the 2015 church shooting, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most recently, the city of St. Louis, Mo., removed a Confedearte monument -- a 32-foot-tall granite column with a bronze sculpture -- from a park. Complicating the debate for those opposed to these moves is the involvement of hate groups like the KKK. The group is planning a rally for July 8 following a decision by the city council in Charlottesville, Va., to remove a statue of Gen. Lee Park and rename Lee Park. Meanwhile, in April, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the removal of multiple Confederate statutes. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu received brutal backlash and was forced to have heavy police presence in place when the nighttime removals began. Despite threats that people would boycott New Orleans, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu did not back down. These statues are not just stone and metal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a highly lauded speech after the last Confederate statue had been taken down. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy ; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement and the terror that it actually stood for. But to others, like Kenneth Nail Nail, it’s not about oppression. To us, it’s not a hate thing. It’s a heritage thing and what we like to do is celebrate everyone's struggles : the blacks, the whites, the north and south.

  2. Michel MacLiammir:

    We are born at the rise of the curtain and we die with its fall, and every night in the presence of our patrons we write our new creation, and every night it is blotted out forever and of what use is it to say to audience or to critic, 'Ah, but you should have seen me last Tuesday'

  3. Jasmine Opperman:

    In its desperation to regain international attention and prestige, Al-Shabaab uses the Islamic State's propaganda tactics and brutality sending a message they not only have the capacity to execute at free will, but also announcing their undeterred presence, more than likely, Al-Shabaab is sending signals to the Islamic State that there is little difference between the groups.

  4. Baluchistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti:

    According to unconfirmed reports ... he was killed in a recent operation conducted by security forces in Awaran district, we are still confirming. There has been no communication and his presence has not been reported since a certain time, which indicates that he has died.

  5. Poppy Harlow:

    We are not doing any work in China. We have a limited presence in China.

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