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Meaning of EXIST

Pronunciation:  ig'zist

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
  2. [v]  support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"

EXIST is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: be, live, subsist, survive
 See Also: belong, breathe, coexist, come, consist, drift, dwell, endanger, flow, freewheel, hold, imperil, indwell, jeopardise, jeopardize, kick about, kick around, knock about, lie, lie in, menace, obtain, peril, preexist, prevail, threaten



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*ist"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Existed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Existing}.] [L. existere, exsistere, to step out or forth,
emerge, appear, exist; ex out + sistere to cause to stand, to
set, put, place, stand still, fr. stare to stand: cf. F.
exister. See {Stand}.]
1. To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or
   real being, whether material or spiritual.

         Who now, alas! no more is missed Than if he never
         did exist.                            --Swift.

         To conceive the world . . . to have existed from
         eternity.                             --South.

2. To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great
   evils existed in his reign.

3. To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as,
   men can not exist water, nor fishes on land.

Syn: See {Be}.

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