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

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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. Gary Bauer:

    We are unique in that we have a large presence in every congressional district, in every county in America, the temptation by politicians is to try and finesse these issues and move on, but no member will be able to claim ignorance.

  2. Christina Baldwin:

    Ritual is the way you carry the presence of the sacred. Ritual is the spark that must not go out.

  3. Rex Tillerson:

    They will provide stable and fair governance, rebuild infrastructure, and provide essential services. We will use our diplomatic presence on the ground to facilitate channels of dialogue between local leadership and coalition partners.

  4. Leana Wen:

    We are seeing cases of a number of infections going in exactly the wrong direction. They're increasing, and we don't have the capabilities we need, the testing, the tracing, all these efforts that require a national coordinated presence, we don't have that in place. And the last thing we want is to give the American people the idea that we have the virus under control, when actually nothing about the virus has changed.

  5. Laurent Fabius:

    It's true that France was very firm, will French firms be penalized? My answer is no because in the past we had an important presence in Iran. Our (expertise) is excellent in a lot of fields and the Iranians are serious. You know in foreign policy, I think you lose nothing in being respected.

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