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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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

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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. Claudia Gold:

    While a wish to reassure might be our first instinct, what is needed is primarily to listen, more than finding the' right' thing to say is to use our own comforting presence.

  2. David Leggett:

    In my mind, the presence of ammonium nitrate makes it easier to explain the level of devastation.

  3. Fire Department spokesman Jonathan Baxter:

    We offered to continue to have a presence, but the families were very understanding as to what has likely happened to their children.

  4. Thomas Farley:

    We have n’t seen a public health emergency like this in the last century, it’s time for us to rethink our assumptions, and consider options we had n’t seen before. Unlike similar efforts by other cities, the injection sites would not need City Council approval because they would be privately run. According to Philadelphia Public Health drug-related overdose deaths began to spoke in 2015 with the presence of fetanyl. ( Fox News) The sites would give drug addicts a safe haven to shoot up and would offer sterile injection equipment, including needles, and Naloxone. Fox News would also give referrals to treatment centers, social services clinics and wound care facilities. The idea comes as a paradigm shift in the nation’s effort to stem the tide of opioid-related deaths.Seattle and New York have been among places that have mulled similar measures, but the efforts stalled because of either legal or bureaucratic hurdles. Canada and Europe have operated similar types of facilities for the last few decades.

  5. Doug Verissimo:

    With two-thirds of the world’s trade travelling through this very important region, it is vital that we maintain our presence and continue to promote the rules-based order which has allowed us all to prosper.

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    • A. motile
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    • C. bibulous
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