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English Dictionary: president by the DICT Development Group
4 results for president
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an executive officer of a firm or corporation
  2. the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government; "the President likes to jog every morning"
    Synonym(s): President of the United States, United States President, President, Chief Executive
  3. the chief executive of a republic
  4. the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"
    Synonym(s): president, chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson
  5. the head administrative officer of a college or university
    Synonym(s): president, prexy
  6. the office of the United States head of state; "a President is elected every four years"
    Synonym(s): President of the United States, President, Chief Executive
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   President \Pres"i*dent\, n.
      Precedent. [Obs.] --Bacon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   President \Pres"i*dent\, a.
      Occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest
      authority; presiding. [R.]
               His angels president In every province.   --Milton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   President \Pres"i*dent\, n. [F. pr[82]sident, L. praesidens,
      -entis, p. pr. of praesidere. See {Preside}.]
      1. One who is elected or appointed to preside; a presiding
            officer, as of a legislative body. Specifically:
            (a) The chief officer of a corporation, company,
                  institution, society, or the like.
            (b) The chief executive officer of the government in
                  certain republics; as, the president of the United
      2. A protector; a guardian; a presiding genius. [Obs.]
                     Just Apollo, president of verse.         --Waller.
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