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 (prĕz′ĭ-dənt, -dĕnt′)
1. One appointed or elected to preside over an organized body of people, such as an assembly or meeting.
a. The chief executive of a republic.
b. The chief executive officer of the United States, with powers as determined by the US Constitution.
3. The chief officer of a branch of government, corporation, board of trustees, university, or similar body.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin praesidēns, praesident-, from present participle of praesidēre, to preside; see preside.]

pres′i·dent·ship′ n.
Usage Note: Occupations that are also titles, like president, doctor, and senator are normally capitalized when they precede a proper name but are not capitalized when used as common nouns: the comments of President Obama; the president's news conference.


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) the chief executive or head of state of a republic, esp of the US
2. (Commerce) (in the US) the chief executive officer of a company, corporation, etc
3. a person who presides over an assembly, meeting, etc
4. (Education) the chief executive officer of certain establishments of higher education
[C14: via Old French from Late Latin praesidens ruler; see preside]
presidential adj
ˌpresiˈdentially adv
ˈpresidentˌship n


(ˈprɛz ɪ dənt)

1. (often cap.) the chief of state and often the chief executive officer of a modern republic, as the United States.
2. an officer appointed or elected to preside over an organized body of persons.
3. the chief officer of a college, society, corporation, etc.
4. one who presides.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin praesident- (s. of praesidēns), n. use of present participle of praesidēre to preside over]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.president - an executive officer of a firm or corporationpresident - an executive officer of a firm or corporation
business executive, corporate executive - an executive in a business corporation
2.president - the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States governmentPresident - the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government; "the President likes to jog every morning"
executive branch, Executive Office of the President - the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
chief of state, head of state - the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
3.president - the chief executive of a republic
ex-president - a former president
chief of state, head of state - the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
4.president - the officer who presides at the meetings of an organizationpresident - the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"
Kalon Tripa - the chairman of the Kashag and essentially head of the Tibetan government-in-exile
presiding officer - the leader of a group meeting
vice chairman - one ranking below or serving in the place of a chairman
5.president - the head administrative officer of a college or university
academic administrator - an administrator in a college or university
6.President - the office of the United States head of state; "a President is elected every four years"
presidentship, presidency - the office and function of president; "Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time"


1. head of state, chief of state The White House says the president would veto the bill.
2. chairman, director, chief executive (officer), managing director, MD, CEO, chairwoman the president of the new company

U.S. Presidents

PresidentPartyTerm of office
1. George WashingtonFederalist1789-97
2. John AdamsFederalist1797-1801
3. Thomas JeffersonDemocratic Republican1801-1809
4. James MadisonDemocratic Republican1809-1817
5. James MonroeDemocratic Republican1817-25
6. John Quincy AdamsDemocratic Republican1825-29
7. Andrew JacksonDemocrat1829-37
8. Martin Van BurenDemocrat1837-41
9. William Henry HarrisonWhig1841
10. John TylerWhig1841-45
11. James K. PolkDemocrat1845-49
12. Zachary TaylorWhig1849-50
13. Millard FillmoreWhig1850-53
14. Franklin PierceDemocrat1853-57
15. James BuchananDemocrat1857-61
16. Abraham LincolnRepublican1861-65
17. Andrew JohnsonRepublican1865-69
18. Ulysses S. GrantRepublican1869-77
19. Rutherford B. HayesRepublican1877-81
20. James A. GarfieldRepublican1881
21. Chester A. ArthurRepublican1881-85
22. Grover ClevelandDemocrat1885-89
23. Benjamin HarrisonRepublican1889-93
24. Grover ClevelandDemocrat1893-97
25. William McKinleyRepublican1897-1901
26. Theodore RooseveltRepublican1901-1909
27. William Howard TaftRepublican1909-13
28. Woodrow WilsonDemocrat1913-21
29. Warren G. HardingRepublican1921-23
30. Calvin CoolidgeRepublican1923-29
31. Herbert C. HooverRepublican1929-33
32. Franklin D. RooseveltDemocrat1933-45
33. Harry S. TrumanDemocrat1945-53
34. Dwight D. EisenhowerRepublican1953-61
35. John F. KennedyDemocrat1961-63
36. Lyndon B. JohnsonDemocrat1963-69
37. Richard M. NixonRepublican1969-74
38. Gerald R. FordRepublican1974-77
39. James E. Carter, JrDemocrat1977-81
40. Ronald W. ReaganRepublican1981-89
41. George H. W. BushRepublican1989-93
42. William J. ClintonDemocrat1993-2001
43. George W. BushRepublican2001-
prezidentgenerální ředitel-ka-kyněpředseda
præsidentadministrerende direktør
predsjednikgeneralni direktorpredsjednica
presidentverkställande direktör
chủ tịchgiám đốc điều hành


[ˈprezɪdənt] N [of country, company, organization] → presidente/a m/f (US) (Univ) → rector(a) m/f
president-electpresidente/a m/f electo/a
President's list N (US) (Univ) → lista f de honor académica DEAN'S LIST


[ˈprɛzɪdənt] n
(also President) (= head of state) → président(e) m/f
[union, association, charity, club] → président(e) m/f
(US) [company] → président-directeur général, PDG mpresident-elect [ˌprɛzɪdəntɪˈlɛkt] nprésident m désigné


nPräsident(in) m(f); (esp US: of company) → Aufsichtsratsvorsitzende(r) mf; (US Univ) → Rektor(in) m(f)


[ˈprɛzɪdnt] n (Pol) → presidente m (Am) (of company) → direttore/trice generale


(priˈzaid) verb
to be the chairman of a meeting etc. The prime minister presided at/over the meeting.
presidency (ˈprezidənsi) plural ˈpresidencies noun
1. the rank or office of a president. His ambition is the presidency.
2. the period of time for which somebody is president. during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
president (ˈprezidənt) noun
1. the leading member of a club, association etc. She was elected president of the Music Society.
2. the leader of a republic. the President of the United States.
presidential (preziˈdenʃəl) adjective
a presidential election.


رَئِيس, عَضُو مَجْلِسْ الْإِدَارَة الـمُنتَدِب generální ředitel, prezident administrerende direktør, præsident Geschäftsführer, Präsident διευθύνων σύμβουλος, πρόεδρος director ejecutivo, presidente presidentti, toimitusjohtaja directeur général, président generalni direktor, predsjednik amministratore delegato, presidente 大統領, 社長 대통령, 전무이사 directeur, president administrerende direktør, president dyrektor naczelny, prezydent administrador delegado, diretor presidente, presidente президент, управляющий директор president, verkställande direktör กรรมการผู้จัดการ, ประธานาธิบดี başkan, genel müdür chủ tịch, giám đốc điều hành 总统, 总裁
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