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Meaning of PRESENCE

Pronunciation:  'prezuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of being present
  2. [n]  dignified manner or conduct
  3. [n]  the impression that something is present; "he felt the presence of an evil force"
  4. [n]  the immediate proximity of someone or something; "she blushed in his presence"; "he sensed the presence of danger"; "he was well behaved in front of company"
  5. [n]  an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby
  6. [n]  the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"

PRESENCE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bearing, comportment, front, mien
 Antonyms: absence, absence
 See Also: attendance, attending, being, beingness, belief, dignity, disembodied spirit, existence, feeling, gravitas, hereness, immanence, immanency, impression, inherence, lordliness, manner, notion, occurrence, omnipresence, opinion, personal manner, proximity, spirit, thereness, ubiety, ubiquitousness, ubiquity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pres"ence\, n. [F. pr['e]sence, L. praesentia. See
1. The state of being present, or of being within sight or
   call, or at hand; -- opposed to absence.

2. The place in which one is present; the part of space
   within one's ken, call, influence, etc.; neighborhood
   without the intervention of anything that forbids

         Wrath shell be no more Thenceforth, but in thy
         presence joy entire.                  --Milton.

3. Specifically, neighborhood to the person of one of
   superior of exalted rank; also, presence chamber.

         In such a presence here to plead my thoughts.

         An't please your grace, the two great cardinals.
         Wait in the presence.                 --Shak.

4. The whole of the personal qualities of an individual;
   person; personality; especially, the person of a superior,
   as a sovereign.

         The Sovran Presence thus replied.     --Milton.

5. An assembly, especially of person of rank or nobility;
   noble company.

         Odmar, of all this presence does contain, Give her
         your wreath whom you esteem most fair. --Dryden.

6. Port, mien; air; personal appearence. ``Rather dignity of
   presence than beauty of aspect.'' --Bacon.

         A graceful presence bespeaks acceptance. -- Collier.

{Presence chamber}, or {Presence room}, the room in which a
   great personage receives company. --Addison. `` Chambers
   of presence.'' --Bacon.

{Presence of mind}, that state of the mind in which all its
   faculties are alert, prompt, and acting harmoniously in
   obedience to the will, enabling one to reach, as it were
   spontaneously or by intuition, just conclusions in sudden