What does preside mean?

Definitions for presideprɪˈzaɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word preside.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. preside(verb)

    act as president

    "preside over companies and corporations"


  1. preside(Verb)

    To act as president or chairperson.

  2. preside(Verb)

    To exercise authority or control, oversit.

  3. preside(Verb)

    To be a featured solo performer.

  4. Origin: 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

  2. Preside(verb)

    to exercise superintendence; to watch over

  3. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. San Quentin warden:

    If I have to preside over one, I would try to view it as part of my job and step up to the responsibility.

  2. Winston Churchill:

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

  3. 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

  4. Brett Schaefer:

    Having President Trump preside over the high-level event alerts every nation that U.N. reform is a top U.S. priority, inaction on reform could result in funding reductions or withholding to leverage reform or support for American priorities.

  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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