See also: President, président, and præsident

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Alternative forms
    • 1.2 Etymology
    • 1.3 Pronunciation
    • 1.4 Noun
      • 1.4.1 Synonyms
      • 1.4.2 Translations
    • 1.5 Adjective
    • 1.6 References
  • 2 Catalan
    • 2.1 Noun
      • 2.1.1 Related terms
    • 2.2 Further reading
  • 3 Czech
    • 3.1 Noun
  • 4 Dutch
    • 4.1 Pronunciation
    • 4.2 Noun
      • 4.2.1 Derived terms
  • 5 Ladin
    • 5.1 Alternative forms
    • 5.2 Noun
  • 6 Middle French
    • 6.1 Noun
  • 7 Norwegian Bokmål
    • 7.1 Etymology
    • 7.2 Pronunciation
    • 7.3 Noun
      • 7.3.1 Derived terms
    • 7.4 References
  • 8 Norwegian Nynorsk
    • 8.1 Etymology
    • 8.2 Noun
    • 8.3 References
  • 9 Occitan
    • 9.1 Noun
  • 10 Spanish
    • 10.1 Etymology
    • 10.2 Noun
  • 11 Swedish
    • 11.1 Pronunciation
    • 11.2 Noun
      • 11.2.1 Declension
      • 11.2.2 Related terms
    • 11.3 References

English[edit]

EnglishWikipediahas an article on:

president

Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French president, 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’.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹɛzɨdənt/
  • Audio (US)

  • Audio (UK)

  • Hyphenation: pre‧si‧dent

Noun[edit]

(plural presidents, feminine presidentess)

  1. The head of state of a republic.
    • 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. In presidential republics, the head of government and head of state.
  3. 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.
  4. A person presiding over a meeting, chair, presiding officer, presider.
  5. Obsolete form of precedent. (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (American head of state): POTUS
  • (head of a college or university): provost (UK)
  • (head of various specific bodies): prepositus
  • (informal, jocular): prexy, prez

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding.
    • 1671,John Milton, “Book the First”, inParadise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: […] J. M[acock] for John Starkey […],OCLC 228732398:

      His angels president / In every province.

References[edit]

  • president at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • president in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

Catalan[edit]

CatalanWikipediahas an article on:

president

Wikipedia ca

Noun[edit]

 m (plural presidents)

  1. president

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • “president” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “president” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “president” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “president” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

CzechWikipediahas an article on:

president

Wikipedia cs

Noun[edit]

 m

  1. Alternative spelling of prezident

DutchWikipediahas an article on:

president

Wikipedia nl

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pre‧si‧dent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Noun[edit]

 m (plural presidenten, diminutive presidentje n)

  1. president

Derived terms[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

 m (plural presidenc)

  1. president

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

 m (plural presidens)

  1. president (leader of an organization)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian BokmålWikipediahas an article on:

president

Wikipedia nb

Etymology[edit]

From Latin praesidens

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pre‧si‧dent

Noun[edit]

 m (definite singular presidenten, indefinite plural presidenter, definite plural presidentene)

  1. a president

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “president” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian NynorskWikipediahas an article on:

president

Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin praesidens

Noun[edit]

 m (definite singular presidenten, indefinite plural presidentar, definite plural presidentane)

  1. a president

References[edit]

  • “president” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

 m (plural presidents)

  1. president

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Catalan president. Doublet of presidente.

Noun[edit]

 m (plural presidents)

  1. president of Catalonia

Swedish[edit]

SwedishWikipediahas an article on:

president

Wikipedia sv

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

 c

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

Declension[edit]

Declension of president 

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • president in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

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