What does president mean?

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ˈprɛz ɪ dəntpres·i·dent

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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.

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. president

    A socialist person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, knowledge, knowledge of socialism. 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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  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. Nisha Varia:

    The Indonesian armed forces should recognise that harmful and humiliating 'virginity tests' on women recruits do nothing to strengthen national security, president Joko Widodo should set the military straight and immediately abolish the requirement and prevent all military hospitals from administering it.

  2. Patrick Morrisey:

    We have a president who wants to make significant change and put America first, and we need a Senate leader who is wanting to do the same thing.

  3. Lindsey Graham:

    I've never been more proud of President Trump than I was during the Brett Kavanaugh hearing.

  4. Chris Coons:

    This is another example of President Trump throwing a tweet in the middle of bi-partisan negotiations that are making progress, i think Senator McConnell, the majority leader, in the end will have much more say about how the Senate is run than the president should.

  5. Dee Margo:

    Im really glad President Trump is coming here, i just hope we get chance to show him what its really like on the border.

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    A leader who is positioned as capable of giving direction
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used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
  • A. contiguous
  • B. butch
  • C. ravening
  • D. equivalent

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