Definition of "existence" []

  • The fact or state of existing; being. (noun)
  • The fact or state of continued being; life: our brief existence on Earth. (noun)
  • All that exists: sang the beauty of all existence. (noun)
  • A thing that exists; an entity. (noun)
  • A mode or manner of existing: scratched out a meager existence. (noun)
  • The fact or state of existing; being (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The continuance or maintenance of life; living, esp in adverse circumstances (noun)
  • Something that exists; a being or entity (noun)
  • Everything that exists, esp that is living (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "existence" in a sentence
  • "Bolzano took this dictum to be about existence in his own narrow sense of ˜existence™ or"
  • "If, rejecting the word Thing, we endeavour to find another of a more general import, or at least more exclusively confined to that general import, a word denoting all that exists, and connoting only simple existence; no word might be presumed fitter for such a purpose than _being_: originally the present participle of a verb which in one of its meanings is exactly equivalent to the verb _exist_; and therefore suitable, even by its grammatical formation, to be the concrete of the abstract _existence_."
  • "One of the things that make Glock pistols some of the safest in existence is their unique Safe Action System."