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pres·ence

 (prĕz′əns)
n.
1. The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence: a student's presence in class; the presence of toxins in the blood.
2. The area immediately surrounding a great personage, especially a sovereign: in the king's presence.
3. A person who is present, especially in an impressive way: She was a presence in our lives.
4.
a. A person's bearing, especially when it commands respectful attention: "He continues to possess the presence, mental as well as physical, of the young man" (Brendan Gill).
b. The quality of self-assurance and effectiveness that permits a performer to achieve a rapport with the audience: stage presence.
5. A supernatural influence felt to be nearby: felt a presence during the séance.
6. The people, especially diplomats or troops, stationed by a government in a foreign country: our diplomatic presence in that nation's capital.

presence

(ˈprɛzəns)
n
1. the state or fact of being present
2. the immediate proximity of a person or thing
3. personal appearance or bearing, esp of a dignified nature
4. an imposing or dignified personality
5. (Alternative Belief Systems) an invisible spirit felt to be nearby
6. (Electronics) electronics a recording control that boosts mid-range frequencies
7. (Electronics) (of a recording) a quality that gives the impression that the listener is in the presence of the original source of the sound
8. obsolete assembly or company
9. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) obsolete short for presence chamber
[C14: via Old French from Latin praesentia a being before, from praeesse to be before, from prae before + esse to be]

pres•ence

(ˈprɛz əns)

n.
1. the state or fact of being present.
2. immediate vicinity; proximity.
3. the military or economic power of a country as reflected abroad by the stationing of its troops, sale of its goods, etc.
4. Chiefly Brit. the immediate personal vicinity of a great personage giving audience or reception.
5. the ability to project a sense of ease, poise, or self-assurance.
6. personal appearance or bearing, esp. of a dignified or imposing kind.
7. a person, esp. of noteworthy appearance or compelling personality.
8. a divine or supernatural spirit felt to be present.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin]

presence

  • hoodoo - A person who practices voodoo; the word also describes a person or thing whose presence is supposed to bring bad luck.
  • al fresco - Implies the presence of some nearby structure (one does not hike al fresco).
  • pyrosis - Heartburn is actually pyrosis, caused by the presence of gastric secretions, called reflux, in the lower esophagus.
  • evince - To indicate, to reveal the presence of a quality or feeling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.presence - the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"
being, beingness, existence - the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
immanence, immanency - the state of being within or not going beyond a given domain
inherence, inherency - the state of inhering; the state of being a fixed characteristic; "the inherence of polysemy in human language"
ubiety - the state of existing and being localized in space
omnipresence, ubiquitousness, ubiquity - the state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once)
hereness - the state of being here in this place
thereness - the state of being there--not here--in position
thereness - real existence; "things are really there...capture the thereness of them"--Charles Hopkinson
occurrence - an instance of something occurring; "a disease of frequent occurrence"; "the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets"
shadow - a dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"
absence - the state of being absent; "he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
2.presence - 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"
proximity - the region close around a person or thing
3.presence - an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
4.presence - the impression that something is present; "he felt the presence of an evil force"
impression, notion, belief, feeling, opinion - a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
5.presence - dignified manner or conductpresence - dignified manner or conduct    
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
gravitas, lordliness, dignity - formality in bearing and appearance; "he behaved with great dignity"
6.presence - the act of being present
attendance, attending - the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
absence - failure to be present

presence

noun
1. being, existence, company, residence, attendance, showing up, companionship, occupancy, habitation, inhabitance His presence in the village could only stir up trouble. the presence of a carcinogen in the water
2. proximity, closeness, vicinity, nearness, neighbourhood, immediate circle, propinquity conscious of being in the presence of a great man
3. personality, bearing, appearance, aspect, air, ease, carriage, aura, poise, demeanour, self-assurance, mien (literary), comportment Hendrix's stage presence appealed to thousands of teenage rebels.
4. spirit, ghost, manifestation, spectre, apparition, shade (literary), wraith, supernatural being, revenant, eidolon The house was haunted by shadows and unseen presences.

presence

noun
1. The condition or fact of being present:
2. Behavior through which one reveals one's personality:
Archaic: port.
Translations
حُضورحُضُورحُضور، طَلْعَه
přítomnostpůsobivá prezentace
fremtoningnærværelsetilstedeværelseudstråling
läsnäolo
prisutnost
fellépés
sterkur persónuleikivera
存在
존재
akivaizdojeblaivus protasįspūdinga išvaizdaįspūdinga laikysena
izskatsklātbūtnestāja
pôsobivé vystupovanie/zovňajšok
prisotnost
närvaro
การอยู่ในสถานที่หนึ่ง
bulunmaetkileyici görünüşvarlık
sự có mặt

presence

[ˈprezns] N
1. [of person] (in place) → presencia f; (at function) → asistencia f (at a) he was aware of her presenceera consciente de su presencia
your presence is requestedse ruega su asistencia
to grace or honour sb with one's presence (also iro) → honrar a algn con su presencia
in sb's presenceen presencia de algn, delante de algn
he said it in the presence of witnesseslo dijo en presencia de or delante de testigos
I felt comfortable in her presenceme sentía cómodo en su presencia or con ella
to make one's presence felthacerse notar or sentir
2. (Mil, Police) → presencia f
military presencepresencia f militar
there was a massive police presence at the matchhubo una importante presencia policial en el partido
3. (= bearing, personality) → presencia f
he had tremendous physical presencetenía mucha presencia
see also stage C
4. [of thing, substance] → presencia f
the presence of a carcinogen in the waterla presencia de un carcinógeno en el agua
metal rusts in the presence of oxygenel metal se oxida en presencia de oxígeno
5.
presence of mindpresencia f de ánimo
to have the presence of mind to do sthtener la suficiente presencia de ánimo como para hacer algo, tener la presencia de ánimo de hacer algo
6. (ghostly) → presencia f

presence

[ˈprɛzəns] n
(gen)présence f
his presence in the village → sa présence dans le village
The company has a strong presence in the UK → La compagnie a une forte présence au Royaume-Uni.
military presence → présence militaire
in her presence → en sa présence
I felt comfortable in her presence → Je me sentais à l'aise en sa présence.
in my presence → en ma présence
in the presence of → en présence de
in the presence of an observer → en présence d'un observateur
to make one's presence felt → se faire remarquer
(= impressive appearance) → présence f
stage presence → présence sur scène
(= ghost) → présence f
unseen presences → présences invisiblespresence of mind nprésence f d'esprit
to have the presence of mind to do sth → avoir la présence d'esprit de faire qch

presence

n
Gegenwart f, → Anwesenheit f; in somebody’s presence, in the presence of somebodyin jds (dat)Gegenwart or Anwesenheit, in Gegenwart or im Beisein von jdm; he was admitted to the king’s presenceer wurde zum König vorgelassen; your presence is requestedSie sind eingeladen; your presence is requiredIhre Anwesenheit ist erforderlich; to make one’s presence feltsich bemerkbar machen; in the presence of dangerim Angesicht der Gefahr; there is a strong German presence in the 1500 metresdie Deutschen sind beim 1500-Meter-Lauf stark vertreten
a military/police presenceMilitär-/Polizeipräsenz f
(= bearing, dignity)Auftreten nt, → Haltung f; (of actor: also stage presence) → Ausstrahlung f
they felt a ghostly/an invisible presencesie spürten, dass etwas Geisterhaftes/Unsichtbares anwesend war

presence

[ˈprɛzns] npresenza
in the presence of → in presenza di, davanti a
to make one's presence felt → far sentire la propria presenza

presence

(ˈprezns) noun
1. the state, or fact, of being present. The committee requests your presence at Thursday's meeting.
2. a striking, impressive manner or appearance. The headmistress certainly has presence.
in the presence of
while (someone) is present. This document must be signed in the presence of a witness; Don't talk about it in my mother's presence.
presence of mind
calmness and the ability to act sensibly (in an emergency etc). He showed great presence of mind in the face of danger.

presence

حُضُور přítomnost nærværelse Anwesenheit παρουσία presencia läsnäolo présence prisutnost presenza 存在 존재 aanwezigheid tilstedeværelse obecność presença присутствие närvaro การอยู่ในสถานที่หนึ่ง varlık sự có mặt 出席

presence

n. [looks] presencia, aspecto; [attendance] asistencia.

presence

n presencia
References in classic literature ?
With wonderful presence of mind, Don Pedro, the cruel sire, rushed in, dragged out his daughter, with a hasty aside.
In the presence of George Willard, Wing Bid- dlebaum, who for twenty years had been the town mystery, lost something of his timidity, and his shadowy personality, submerged in a sea of doubts, came forth to look at the world.
He and Ned had talked the matter over, and they had agreed that the presence of such a big man as Koku, in an expedition going on a more or less secret mission, would attract too much attention.
He made me see her again, feel her presence, revived all my old affection for her.
For two consecutive seasons he lived in the sunlight of Mademoiselle Duvigne's presence.
A general movement among the domestics, and a low sound of gentle voices, announced the approach of those whose presence alone was wanted to enable the cavalcade to move.
Looking down it from the top I once recognized the presence of a woman seated on one of the lower steps with her back presented to me, her body half-bowed and her head, in an attitude of woe, in her hands.
Gore acted fully up to the maxim laid down by slaveholders,-- "It is better that a dozen slaves should suffer under the lash, than that the overseer should be convicted, in the presence of the slaves, of having been at fault.
On both these accounts, I venture to write to you on my own responsibility, for I think your presence is needed in the house.
Hither she had been led by two of her disguised ravishers, and on being thrust into the little cell, she found herself in the presence of an old sibyl, who kept murmuring to herself a Saxon rhyme, as if to beat time to the revolving dance which her spindle was performing upon the floor.
Straightway I became conscious of a Presence in the room, and a chilling breath thrilled through my very being.
Meriem, at first, was shy and reserved in the presence of the strangers.