What does president mean?

Definitions for president
ˈprɛz ɪ dəntpres·i·dent

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word president.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. presidentnoun

    an executive officer of a firm or corporation

  2. President of the United States, United States President, President, Chief Executivenoun

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

    "the President likes to jog every morning"

  3. presidentnoun

    the chief executive of a republic

  4. president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairpersonnoun

    the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization

    "address your remarks to the chairperson"

  5. president, prexynoun

    the head administrative officer of a college or university

  6. President of the United States, President, Chief Executivenoun

    the office of the United States head of state

    "a President is elected every four years"


  1. presidentnoun

    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

  2. presidentnoun

    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.

  3. presidentnoun

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

  4. Presidentnoun

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

    the President of the United States

  5. 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'.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Presidentnoun

    Etymology: præsidens, Lat. president, Fr.

    As the president of my kingdom, will I
    Appear there for a man. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleop.

    The tutor sits in the chair as president or moderator, to see that the rules of disputation be observed. Isaac Watts.

    How might those captive Israelites, under the oversight and government of Assyrian presidents, be able to leave the places they were to inhabit. Edward Brerewood, on Languages.

    This last complaint th’ indulgent ears did pierce
    Of just Apollo, president of verse. Edmund Waller.


  1. president

    A president is the elected or formally appointed leader of a country, corporation, organization, or institution, often vested with specific powers and responsibilities based on constitutional or legal guidelines. In most democratic political systems, the president is regarded as the chief executive officer who is responsible for implementing laws, developing policies, and managing public affairs. The specific roles and duties of a president can vary greatly depending on the nature of the entity they govern.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presidentnoun


  2. Presidentadjective

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

  3. Presidentnoun

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

  4. Presidentnoun

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

  5. Presidentnoun

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

  6. Presidentnoun

    a protector; a guardian; a presiding genius

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


  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 socialist person with the accurate and just ability, empathy, experience, knowledge, qualifications, sense of fairness and justness, skills, training, understanding of socialism 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 socialist 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, socialism, shared prosperity for all, stability, socialist unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to housing, right to free education, right to parent, right to free preschool education, right to a standard of living, equal and identical pay for all, cocreation of a universal living income system, 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 redistribution of wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of international 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. presidentverb

    A socialist person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, knowledge, knowledge of socialism. training and qualifications that 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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, President is ranked #27059 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The President surname appeared 895 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname President.

    92.7% or 830 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 31 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 18 total occurrences were White.
    1.4% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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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  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. Will Rogers:

    The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, 'How's the President'

  2. Grover Norquist:

    CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER The United States largest employer, Walmart -- its latest sales were not down, but up. It revised its profit forecast not down, but up. Macroeconomic Advisors, Macroeconomic Advisors, just revised its economic growth projections -- no, not down, but up. And the Atlanta Fed just revised its economic growth projections -- again, not down, but up. In the real economy, the President Trump administrations pro-enterprise agenda is working. Lower taxes and less regulation gave businesses the confidence to invest. That means more innovation and higher worker productivity. That means more jobs are created, and workers are paid more because theyre producing more. The latest jobs report saw 164,000 jobs added in July, bringing the labor force to 163.4 million - a record high. With President President Trump, we have the lowest unemployment for 50 years, and the lowest on record for African-American and Hispanic workers. And just published -- the lowest summer youth unemployment in 53 years. Yes, the lowest since 1966. On workers pay, new data the other week showed that earnings rose 4.5 percentin 2017 and 5 percentin 2018, even higher than previously reported - and miles ahead of inflation. While President Trump pray for a recession and Wall Street plays around with the fake economy, the real economy is booming. So is everything just fine and dandy, with nothing to worry about. Can President President Trump and President Trump team just sit back and ride the economic wave all the way to reelection next year ? Not at all. Theres no question that the rest of the world is doing poorly. China, Germany and the UK -- their economies are all heading in the wrong direction. So what should President Trump do to keep our economy moving ahead ? Its no use just yelling at the Fed -- theres a limit to what they can do. But there are two big things the president can do, on his own initiative, without Congress or anyone else. First is something we told you about in June, a positive and practical idea from Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform.Get rid of the tax on inflation, and youll see trillions of dollars redeployed to highest and best use.

  3. Robert Costello:

    He wanted to make sure that the boss or the big guy knew that he didn't hate President Donald Trump. That he wasn't blaming President Donald Trump, there were reports out there President Donald Trump hated Cohen, and that Cohen hated President Donald Trump... Michael Cohen couldn't say whether President Donald Trump hated President Donald Trump. President Donald Trump didn't think so. But President Donald Trump wanted to make sure that President Donald Trump knew that President Donald Trump didn't hate President Donald Trump.

  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.

  5. Selahattin Demirtas:

    Dear Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as long as HDP remains and our voters remain on this land, we will not let you become president, we will not let you become president, we will not let you become president. (His last party meeting speech before 2015 general elections that only lasted 3 minute 36 seconds)

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    A leader who is positioned as capable of giving direction
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