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Meaning of PRESIDE

Pronunciation:  pree'zId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  act as president; "preside over companies and corporations"
 

PRESIDE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: command, control

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*side"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Presided}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Presiding}.] [L. praesidere; prae before + sedere to
sit: cf. F. pr['e]sider. See {Sit}.]
1. To be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy
   the place of president, chairman, moderator, director,
   etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer;
   as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the
   senate.

2. To exercise superintendence; to watch over.

         Some o'er the public magazines preside. --Dryden.

 

 

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