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Definition of "presence" []

  • The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence. (noun)
  • Immediate proximity in time or space. (noun)
  • The area immediately surrounding a great personage, especially a sovereign. (noun)
  • A person who is present. (noun)
  • 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). (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.

Use "presence" in a sentence
  • "Took a close view of my familiar friend Death, accompanied with the presence of my Saviour, _his sensible presence_."
  • "The Count, recovering his presence of mind, and _presence_ of"
  • "Personal online presence is shorthand for doing something to keep my website up to date and generally be visible online."