Definition of Exist

1. Verb. Have an existence, be extant. "Is there a God?"




2. Verb. Support oneself. "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
Exact synonyms: Live, Subsist, Survive
Specialized synonyms: Breathe, Drift, Freewheel
Related verbs: Endure, Go, Hold Out, Hold Up, Last, Live, Live On, Survive
Derivative terms: Subsistence, Subsister, Survival

Definition of Exist

1. v. i. To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual.

Definition of Exist

1. Verb. to be; have existence; have being or reality ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exist

1. to be [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: be

Medical Definition of Exist

1. 1. To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual. "Who now, alas! no more is missed Than if he never did exist." (Swift) "To conceive the world . . . To have existed from eternity." (South) 2. To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign. 3. To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist water, nor fishes on land. Synonym: See Be. Origin: L. Existere, exsistere, to step out or forth, emerge, appear, exist; ex out + sistere to cause to stand, to set, put, place, stand still, fr. Stare to stand: cf. F. Exister. See Stand. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exist

exilers
exiles
exilian
exilic
exiling
exilities
exilition
exility
eximious
eximiously
exinanitions
exine
exines
exing
exinitic
exist (current term)
existability
existable
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existences
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existential crisis
existential instantiation

Literary usage of Exist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Confessions of S. Augustine: Book I-X. by Augustine (1886)
"... things exist owe their being to God, AND I looked back on other things; and I saw that they owed their being to Thee, and were all bounded in Thee: but ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"The extensive petroleum fields which are suspected to exist all along the Mackenzie may become of importance with the progressive settlement of Saskatchewan ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1895)
"... she makes are the outcome of an enlightened comprehension of things as they exist, and of the causes to which all enlightened minds must trace them. ..."

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