president

See also: President and président

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French président, from Latin praesidēns (presiding over; president, leader) (accusative: praesidentem). The Latin word is the substantivized present active participle of the verb praesideō (preside over). The verb is composed from prae (before) and sedeō (sit). 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 praesidēns means 'the presiding one on a meeting' or 'governor, commander'.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹɛzɨdənt/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pre‧si‧dent

NounEdit

president (plural presidents)

  1. The head of state of a republic, a representative democracy and sometimes a dictatorship.
    • 2007, Benjamin Camins, Hillary Is the Best Choice, Page 144
      [] to change the pattern of the last 220 years of only voting for a white male president, and elect a woman president []
    The vast majority of presidents have been male.
  2. 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. A person presiding over a meeting, chair, presiding officer, presider.
  4. Obsolete form of precedent.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

SynonymsEdit

  • prez (humorous or informal)

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

president (not comparable)

  1. Occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding.
    • Milton
      His angels president / In every province.

CatalanEdit

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NounEdit

president m (plural presidents)

  1. president

CzechEdit

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NounEdit

president m

  1. Alternative spelling of prezident.

DutchEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pre‧si‧dent

NounEdit

president m (plural presidenten, diminutive presidentje n)

  1. president

Derived termsEdit


LadinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

president m (plural presidenc)

  1. president

Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

president m (plural presidens)

  1. president (leader of an organization)

NorwegianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: pre‧si‧dent

NounEdit

president m

  1. president

InflectionEdit


SwedishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

president c

  1. a chairman, presiding member of an assembly, e.g. a court of law
  2. a president, head of state in a republic

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 05:10