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Presence meaning

presence - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. The state of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand; -- opposed to absence.
  2. 2. The place in which one is present; the part of space within one's ken, call, influence, etc.; neighborhood without the intervention of anything that forbids intercourse.
  3. 3. Specifically, neighborhood to the person of one of superior of exalted rank; also, presence chamber.
  4. 4. The whole of the personal qualities of an individual; person; personality; especially, the person of a superior, as a sovereign.
  5. 5. An assembly, especially of person of rank or nobility; noble company.
  6. 6. Port, mien; air; personal appearence.
  7. 7. The state of being in a certain place; nearness; immediate neighborhood; as, in the presence of danger; one's appearance or bearing as, a girl of pleasing presence; all the qualities that make a person what he is.
  8. 8. State of being present; nearness; personal appearance; readiness, as of mind.

presence - examples of usage

  1. His two boys, also Bapedi, were killed in his presence. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. She turned her eyes away, but only to be aware of the presence of what Katharine looked at. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. He seemed for a moment to forget the presence of the others. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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