president

noun
pres·i·dent | \ˈpre-zə-dənt, ˈprez-dənt, ˈpre-zə-ˌdent, in rapid speech ˈpre-zᵊnt\

Definition of president 

1 : an official chosen to preside over a meeting or assembly

2 : an appointed governor of a subordinate political unit

3 : the chief officer of an organization (such as a corporation or institution) usually entrusted with the direction and administration of its policies

4 : the presiding officer of a governmental body

5a : an elected official serving as both chief of state and chief political executive in a republic having a presidential government

b : an elected official having the position of chief of state but usually only minimal political powers in a republic having a parliamentary government

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Other Words from president

presidential \ˌpre-zə-ˈden(t)-shəl, ˌprez-ˈden(t)- \ adjective
presidentially \ˌpre-zə-ˈden(t)-sh(ə-)lē, ˌprez-ˈden(t)- \ adverb
presidentship \ˈpre-zə-dənt-ˌship, ˈprez-dənt-, ˈpre-zə-ˌdent- \ noun

Examples of president in a Sentence

The President will hold a news conference tomorrow. the president of the international conference on genocide

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Following the procession, Mahlon Mitchell, president of the state firefighters union, said firefighters are a brother and sisterhood whose members put their lives on the line for their communities. Max Bayer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mourners, including 700 uniformed officers, turn out to honor firefighter killed in blast," 14 July 2018 Building the new church is an extraordinary accomplishment, said George Karas, president of the parish council. Gloria Casas, Elgin Courier-News, "Saint Sophia’s Greek Fest shares sounds, tastes and feel of Greece at Elgin church," 14 July 2018 The president of the Baltimore Police union did not respond to a request for comment. Jessica Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Panel reviewing police civilian oversight calls for more powerful 'independent police accountability agency'," 13 July 2018 An interim president/CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED is expected to be announced in late July. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Dan Tobertge resigns from Northern Kentucky Tri-ED," 13 July 2018 King Lion Angela Bruce, the president of the Lions Club, presented a monetary award to Lisbon Fire Chief Carey McIntosh to help with the construction of the new fire house. Tracy Trobridge, Howard County Times, "Glenwood Lions Club recognizes police and fire heroes [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]," 12 July 2018 Mark Falzone, president of Scenic America, said in a statement Thursday. Patrick Mcgreevy, latimes.com, "Environmentalists target another bill that would relax billboard rules in California," 12 July 2018 Titles, too—in 2015 he was named president of G.O.O.D Music. Josie Duffy Rice, The Atlantic, "The Gospel According to Pusha T," 12 July 2018 In his new position, Robertson will report to Atlantic Record’s president of A&R, Pete Ganbarg. Lilly Milman, Billboard, "Steve Robertson Named General Manager/SVP of Pop-Rock A&R at Atlantic Records Nashville," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of president

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for president

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin praesident-, praesidens, from present participle of praesidēre

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president

noun

English Language Learners Definition of president

: the head of the government in some countries

: someone who has the highest position in an organization or business

president

noun
pres·i·dent | \ˈpre-zə-dənt \

Kids Definition of president

1 : the head of the government and chief executive officer of a modern republic

2 : the chief officer of a company, organization, or society a bank president a college president

president

noun, often capitalized
pres·i·dent | \ˈpre-zə-dənt, -ˌdent \

Legal Definition of president 

1 : an official chosen to preside over a meeting or assembly

2 : an appointed governor of a subordinate political unit

3 : the chief officer of an organization (as a corporation or institution) usually entrusted with the direction and administration of its policies

4 : the presiding officer of a governmental body the Vice President of the United States shall be President of the SenateU.S. Constitution art. I

5a : an elected official serving as both chief of state and chief political executive in a republic having a presidential government

b : an elected official having the position of chief of state but usually only minimal political powers in a republic having a parliamentary government

Other Words from president

presidential \ˌpre-zə-ˈden-chəl \ adjective
presidentially adverb
presidentship noun

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