[ prez-i-duhnt ]

/ ˈprɛz ɪ dənt /

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noun

(often initial capital letter) the highest executive officer of a modern republic, as the Chief Executive of the United States.

an officer appointed or elected to preside over an organized body of persons.

the chief officer of a college, university, society, corporation, etc.

a person who presides.

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Origin of president

1325–75; Middle English

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH president

precedence, precedents, presidents

Words nearby president

preshrink, preshrunk, preside, Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, presidency, president, president-elect, Presidente Prudente, presidential, presidential government, Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Words related to president

premier, leader, boss, commander in chief, prime minister, chief of state, head of state

Example sentences from the Web for president

  • As president, Trump sharply reduced refugee immigration into the country.

    Revisiting Trump’s acceptance speech from the Republican convention, four years later|Philip Bump|August 27, 2020|Washington Post

  • In Minnesota, a Star Tribune poll in May found that 63 percent of women statewide disapproved of Trump’s performance as president, an 8 percent rise from a February poll in his disapproval rating among women in the state.

    Trump is wooing suburban women with ‘law and order.’ A Minneapolis mom is tuning him out.|Samantha Schmidt|August 27, 2020|Washington Post

  • He and the president insisted that any decisions about how to contain the virus should be left to governors, allowing governors to avoid issuing unpopular mandates on mask-wearing.

    Walking through Pence’s defense of his coronavirus efforts, word by word|Philip Bump|August 27, 2020|Washington Post

  • The president himself has repeated the falsehood more than 200 times.

    Pence makes case for Trump as ‘law and order’ president while Blake shooting continues to reverberate|Seung Min Kim, Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|August 27, 2020|Washington Post

  • Firebrand Ann Coulter, who turned on Trump for being too soft, declared that she wished Rittenhouse could be her president.

    An inescapable echo between Trump’s campaign rhetoric and the deaths of protesters in Kenosha|Philip Bump|August 27, 2020|Washington Post

  • Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.

    Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST

  • He sees himself as the first Muslim president of all Europe.

    Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST

  • By 2012, Democratic President Barack Obama owned the Asian-American vote, winning it by 47 percentage points.

    Asian-Americans Are The New Florida|Tim Mak|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST

  • While Huckabee is thinking about his run for president, I thought it was time to think about Huckabee.

    The Devil in Mike Huckabee|Dean Obeidallah|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST

  • On Tuesday, President Obama will meet with Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of Mexico.

    Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST

  • When a senator assumes to speak for the President, every senator possesses a public right to demand his authority for so doing.

    Thirty Years’ View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton

  • In fact, she had a little curiosity to see the man whose name was in the newspapers more prominently than that of the President.

    The Golden House|Charles Dudley Warner

  • The greatest obstacle to their success at present is the President of the United States.

    Astounding Stories, February, 1931|Various

  • President Wilson, who used occasionally to spend his vacation in the Lake region, was one of his friends.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I|Burton J. Hendrick

  • Having done so, I was walking towards the further end of the room, when the President accosted me.

    The Kidnapped President|Guy Boothby

British Dictionary definitions for president

president

/ (ˈprɛzɪdənt) /

noun

(often capital) the chief executive or head of state of a republic, esp of the US

(in the US) the chief executive officer of a company, corporation, etc

a person who presides over an assembly, meeting, etc

the chief executive officer of certain establishments of higher education

Derived forms of president

presidential (ˌprɛzɪˈdɛnʃəl), adjectivepresidentially, adverbpresidentship, noun

Word Origin for president

C14: via Old French from Late Latin praesidens ruler; see preside

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