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Preside meaning

preside - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. To be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director, etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer; as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the senate.
  2. 2. To exercise superintendence; to watch over.
  3. 3. To govern; direct; superintend.

preside - examples of usage

  1. William Hawkes preside over it. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  2. Ellen, you and I'll preside at the meeting, and hear what the rest say, and keep real still ourselves, like proper officers." - "Friendship Village", Zona Gale.
  3. On the first day, the judges appointed by the Minister to preside could not come to an agreement; two of them firmly refusing to sign the process. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
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