What does preside mean?

Definitions for preside
prɪˈzaɪdpre·side

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preside(verb)

    act as president

    "preside over companies and corporations"

Wiktionary

  1. preside(Verb)

    To act as president or chairperson.

    Etymology: From presider, from praesidere, from pre- + .

  2. preside(Verb)

    To exercise authority or control, oversit.

    Etymology: From presider, from praesidere, from pre- + .

  3. preside(Verb)

    To be a featured solo performer.

    Etymology: From presider, from praesidere, from pre- + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preside(verb)

    to be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director, etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer; as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the senate

    Etymology: [L. praesidere; prae before + sedere to sit: cf. F. prsider. See Sit.]

  2. Preside(verb)

    to exercise superintendence; to watch over

    Etymology: [L. praesidere; prae before + sedere to sit: cf. F. prsider. See Sit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Preside

    prē-zīd′, v.i. to direct or control, esp. at a meeting: to superintend.—ns. Pres′idency, the office of a president, or his dignity, term of office, jurisdiction, or residence: a division of British India, as the Presidency of Bengal; Pres′ident, one who presides over a meeting: a chairman: the chief officer of a college, institution, &c.: an officer elected from time to time, as chief ruler of a republic—also adj. (Milt.).—n.fem. Pres′identess.—adj. Presiden′tial, presiding over: pertaining to a president.—n. Pres′identship.—Lord President, the presiding judge of the Court of Session in Scotland; Lord President of the Council, a member of the House of Lords who presides over the privy council, with especial charge of education, sanitation, &c. [Fr. présider—L. præsidērepræ, before, sedēre, to sit.]

Editors Contribution

  1. preside

    To use official authority.

    She did preside using the spirit of unity, teamwork and social morality as the head of government with pure respect.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preside in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preside in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of preside in a Sentence

  1. Barbara Bush:

    Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president' s spouse. I wish him well

  2. Winston Churchill:

    I have not become the Kings First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.

  3. George Washington:

    If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed by the Convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical Society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it.

  4. Armin:

    Kiddos are a free laughing unpredictable glorious treasure of unforgettable memories and endless adventures! Although absent of the importance of understanding truth and liberty, may the pursuit of happiness always be present and preside in their childhood years!

  5. Emeasoba George:

    No matter how long it takes. Destiny must have its way and take or run its full course too. Yes! you heard me right, destiny is of God and not of human. And in case you don't know, anything that is from above is above all scripture reference (JOHN 3 : 31). And so, destiny must prevail or preside over all and sundry even against all odds.

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