NounPresident (plural Presidents)
- The head of state of a republic, a representative democracy and sometimes (in cases of constitutional violations) a dictatorship.
- The 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.
- A person presiding over a meeting, chair, presiding officer, presider
- informal: prez
Adjectives for President
honorable; unqualified; wearied.
Verbs for President
consult—; impeach—; inaugurate—; induct as—; —addresses; —adjourns; —adminis¬ters; —advises; —appoints ; —berates; —conducts; —controls; —directs; —drives; —governs; —orates; —orders; —pilots; —presides; —rules; —sanctions.
academic dean, administration, administrator, archon, chancellor, chief executive, chief executive officer, chief of state, dean, dean of men, dean of women, dewan, doge, executive, executive director, executive officer, executive secretary, grand vizier, head of state, headmaster, headmistress, magistrate, management, managing director, master, officer, official, prefect, premier, prexy, prime minister, principal, provost, rector, secretary, the administration, treasurer, vice-chancellor, vice-president, warden
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'.
President m. (plural Presidents)
- Alternative spelling of prezident.
President m. (plural Presidenten)
- a chairman, presiding member of an assembly, e.g. a court of law
- a president, head of state in a republic