What does president mean?

Definitions for president
ˈprɛz ɪ dəntpres·i·dent

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. president(noun)

    an executive officer of a firm or corporation

  2. President of the United States, United States President, President, Chief Executive(noun)

    the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government

    "the President likes to jog every morning"

  3. president(noun)

    the chief executive of a republic

  4. president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson(noun)

    the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization

    "address your remarks to the chairperson"

  5. president, prexy(noun)

    the head administrative officer of a college or university

  6. President of the United States, President, Chief Executive(noun)

    the office of the United States head of state

    "a President is elected every four years"

Wiktionary

  1. president(Noun)

    The head of state of a republic, a representative democracy and sometimes (in cases of constitutional violations) a dictatorship.

    the President of the United States

    Etymology: From président, from praesidens (accusative: praesidentem). The Latin word is the substantivized present active participle of the verb praesideo. The verb is composed from prae and sedeo. The original meaning of the verb is 'to sit before' in the sense of presiding at a meeting. A secondary meaning of the verb is 'to command, to govern'. So praesidens means 'the presiding one on a meeting' or 'governor, commander'.

  2. president(Noun)

    Primary leader of a corporation. Not to be confused with CEO, which is a related but separate position that is sometimes held by a different person.

    Etymology: From président, from praesidens (accusative: praesidentem). The Latin word is the substantivized present active participle of the verb praesideo. The verb is composed from prae and sedeo. The original meaning of the verb is 'to sit before' in the sense of presiding at a meeting. A secondary meaning of the verb is 'to command, to govern'. So praesidens means 'the presiding one on a meeting' or 'governor, commander'.

  3. president(Noun)

    A person presiding over a meeting, chair, presiding officer, presider.

    Etymology: From président, from praesidens (accusative: praesidentem). The Latin word is the substantivized present active participle of the verb praesideo. The verb is composed from prae and sedeo. The original meaning of the verb is 'to sit before' in the sense of presiding at a meeting. A secondary meaning of the verb is 'to command, to govern'. So praesidens means 'the presiding one on a meeting' or 'governor, commander'.

  4. President(Noun)

    An honorific for the head of state of a republic; see president (definition 1).

    the President of the United States

    Etymology: From président, from praesidens (accusative: praesidentem). The Latin word is the substantivized present active participle of the verb praesideo. The verb is composed from prae and sedeo. The original meaning of the verb is 'to sit before' in the sense of presiding at a meeting. A secondary meaning of the verb is 'to command, to govern'. So praesidens means 'the presiding one on a meeting' or 'governor, commander'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. President(noun)

    precedent

    Etymology: [F. prsident, L. praesidens, -entis, p. pr. of praesidere. See Preside.]

  2. President(adj)

    occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding

    Etymology: [F. prsident, L. praesidens, -entis, p. pr. of praesidere. See Preside.]

  3. President(noun)

    one who is elected or appointed to preside; a presiding officer, as of a legislative body

    Etymology: [F. prsident, L. praesidens, -entis, p. pr. of praesidere. See Preside.]

  4. President(noun)

    the chief officer of a corporation, company, institution, society, or the like

    Etymology: [F. prsident, L. praesidens, -entis, p. pr. of praesidere. See Preside.]

  5. President(noun)

    the chief executive officer of the government in certain republics; as, the president of the United States

    Etymology: [F. prsident, L. praesidens, -entis, p. pr. of praesidere. See Preside.]

  6. President(noun)

    a protector; a guardian; a presiding genius

    Etymology: [F. prsident, L. praesidens, -entis, p. pr. of praesidere. See Preside.]

Freebase

  1. President

    A president is a leader of an organization, company, community, club, trade union, university, country, a division or part of any of these, or, more generally, anything else. Etymologically, a president is one who presides. Originally, the term referred to the presiding officer of a ceremony or meeting, but today it most commonly refers to an official. Among other things, "President" today is a common title for the heads of state of most republics, whether popularly elected, chosen by the legislature or by a special electoral college.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. president

    At a general court-martial it is usual for the authority ordering it to name the president, and the office usually falls upon the second in command.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. president

    The President of the United States is commander-in-chief of the army, navy, and militia, called into service. His functions as such are assigned by Congress, but embrace of course whatever authority may be assigned to any military commander, on the principle that the authority of the greater includes that of the less. For the command, government, and regulation of the army, however, Congress has created a military hierarchy or range of subordination in the army with rights and duties regulated by Congress, and the commander-in-chief cannot make use of any other agents in exercising his command; and all orders issued by him must be according to the rules and articles made by Congress for the government of the army. In his capacity of chief magistrate of the Union, Congress has also invested the President with many administrative functions relating to military affairs; and for the performance of the latter duties the secretary of the department of war has been made his minister, upon matters connected with matériel, accounts, returns, the support of troops, and the raising of troops.

  2. president

    The president of a court-martial is the senior member. He preserves order in court; administers the oath taken by the judge-advocate, and the proceedings of the court are authenticated by his signature and that of the judge-advocate.

Editors Contribution

  1. president

    A person with the accurate and just ability, empathy, experience, knowledge, qualifications, sense of fairness and justness, skills, training, understanding and know this is their soul purpose within their soul agreement for a specific period of time and is elected to the position of president as a member of unity government as a facet of a constitution or a position within a form of unity government with this title that has a specific role, responsibilities and objectives defined within the law or legislation of a country and is elected to their position through a transparent democratic process and voting system by the electorate of a country, through just and transparent elections. This person is focused on working with others cocreating optimum health, human rights, right to life, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to housing, right to education, right to be a parent, right to childcare, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    The role of president is an important role and human beings request and support a being that is fair, transparent, empathetic and passionate about empowerment of the people.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 13, 2016  
  2. president

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, knowledge, training and qualifications who is elected to this position through a democratic process by a just, transparent and fair voting system and the rules of the organization.

    Some countries around the world have the position of president within their unity governmental structure.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 17, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'president' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #570

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'president' in Written Corpus Frequency: #998

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'president' in Nouns Frequency: #226

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How to say president in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of president in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of president in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of president in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    The president has always extended the hand of friendship. Some say too much.

  2. Dennis Williams:

    It made all the sense in the world, whether or not it will stand depends on who wins the next elections, who's going to be the next president, who's going to (control) Congress.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    The president hasn't yet made a decision on that.

  4. Former Vice President Joe Biden:

    I promise you that has already begun, sounds presumptuous. I don't want to say we started thinking about it a month ago -- we did -- because that sounds like I was certain this was going to happen, that I would be Former Vice President Joe Biden. I don't want it to sound like that, but it has to happen and that's why the transition team is already being put together.

  5. Donald Trump:

    President Obama, from what they tell me, was under a similar kind of a thing, they didn't give one letter. They didn't do anything. They didn't give one letter of the requests. Many requests were made. They didn't give a letter.

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