president

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n President the office of the United States head of state "a President is elected every four years"
    • n president the chief executive of a republic
    • n President the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government "the President likes to jog every morning"
    • n president an executive officer of a firm or corporation
    • n president the head administrative officer of a college or university
    • n president the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization "address your remarks to the chairperson"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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THE PROCESSION SALUTING THE PRESIDENT THE PROCESSION SALUTING THE PRESIDENT
I see the Proclamation of the President I see the Proclamation of the President
PRESIDENT KRUGER ADDRESSING AMERICAN VOLUNTEERS PRESIDENT KRUGER ADDRESSING AMERICAN VOLUNTEERS
HON. JOSEPH R. HAWLEY, PRESIDENT OF THE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION HON. JOSEPH R. HAWLEY, PRESIDENT OF THE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION
JOHN WELSH, ESQ., PRESIDENT OF THE CENTENNIAL BOARD OF FINANCE JOHN WELSH, ESQ., PRESIDENT OF THE CENTENNIAL BOARD OF FINANCE
Vice-President Feng Kuo-Chang Vice-President Feng Kuo-Chang
President Li Yuan-Hung President Li Yuan-Hung

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: William Howard Taft was the first President to own a car.
    • President A protector; a guardian; a presiding genius. "Just Apollo, president of verse."
    • a President Occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding. "His angels president In every province."
    • President One who is elected or appointed to preside; a presiding officer, as of a legislative body.
    • n President Precedent.
    • President The chief executive officer of the government in certain republics; as, the president of the United States.
    • President The chief officer of a corporation, company, institution, society, or the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: President Theodore Roosevelt wrote 37 books.
    • president Presiding; directing; guiding; occupying the chief place or first rank.
    • n president One who presides; one who superintends and directs the proceedings of others; a ruler; a ruling spirit.
    • n president An officer elected or appointed to preside over and control the proceedings of others. The presiding officer of an assembly: as, the president of a convention.
    • n president The chief officer of a corporation, company, or society: as, the president of a railway company, or of a bank.
    • n president The governing officer of a college or university.
    • n president The highest officer of state in a modern republic. The President of the United States is chosen once in four years by presidential electors, who are elected by the people of the several States, the electors in every State being equal in number to the senators and representatives of the State in Congress. The action of the electors is a mere formality, as they always vote for the nominees of the national conventions of their party. The President is commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several States when called into the service of the United States. He is authorized to grant reprieves and pardons for violation of United States laws (except in cases of impeachment), to make treaties with the concurrence of two thirds of the Senate, to recommend legislation, and to see that the laws are faithfully executed. His powers of appointment to office are partly provided for in the Constitution and partly statutory; his chief appointments (requiring confirmation by the Senate) are—cabinet officers and heads of bureaus or subdivisions, diplomatic and consular agents, federal judges, officers of territories, postmasters of the first, second, and third classes, and the principal officers of the army and navy. His salary is $50,000 a year. President was the title of the chief executive magistrate in New Hampshire from 1784 to 1792 (President of Council, 1776-84), in Pennsylvania from 1776 to 1790, in Delaware from 1776 to 1792, and in South Carolina from 1776 to 1778. Subsequently these titles were exchanged for that of governor. The President of the French republic is elected for seven years by the Senate and Chamber of Deputies united in National Assembly. The President of the Swiss Confederation is elected for one year by the Federal Assembly, from among the members of the Federal Council. Abbreviated Pres.
    • n president A title given to the head of the Mormon hierarchy. He acts in conference with two counselors. It is his duty “to preside over the whole Church, and to be a Seer, a Revelator, a Translator, and a Prophet” (Mormon Catechism, p. 17).
    • n president A protector; a tutelary power; a patron.
    • n president A kind of damask of silk, or silk and wool, used for upholstery.
    • n president An erroneous spelling of precedent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first U.S. president to visit Moscow was Richard Nixon.
    • President one who presides over a meeting: a chairman: the chief officer of a college, institution, &c.: an officer elected from time to time, as chief ruler of a republic—also adj. (Milt.)
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Quotations

  • Henry Kissinger
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    “We are all the President's men.”
  • Chaim. Weizmann
    Chaim. Weizmann
    “I head a nation of a million presidents.”
  • Harry S Truman
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    “I would rather have peace in the world than be President.”
  • Barry Goldwater
    Barry Goldwater
    “It's a great country, where anybody can grow up to be president... except me.”
  • Harry S Truman
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    “Within the first few months I discovered that being president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep riding or be swallowed.”
  • Mel Brooks
    Mel Brooks
    “If presidents don't do it to their wives, they do it to the country.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. président, L. praesidens, -entis, p. pr. of praesidere,. See Preside
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. présider—L. præsidērepræ, before, sedēre, to sit.

Usage

In literature:

The Senators occupy the front seats in the House, the Speaker presides and the President of the Senate sits on his right.
"The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II" by Burton J. Hendrick
He hed bin Alderman, Member uv the Legislacher, Congressman, Senator, Military Governor, Vice-President, and President.
"“Swingin Round the Cirkle.”" by Petroleum V. Nasby
In all cases where speeches are made there is some person who presides.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
He was president of the Board of Examiners, which was in session when the news was received.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
The PRESIDENT directed that the resolution be read in French, and then put it to the vote, when it was unanimously adopted.
"International Conference Held at Washington for the Purpose of Fixing a Prime Meridian and a Universal Day. October, 1884." by Various
President Harrison had been a soldier and as President was a little disposed to fight.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
After we had gained the victory and peace was made, we chose presidents to govern the country.
"The Beginner's American History" by D. H. Montgomery
The President: We will now turn the meeting over to the Garden Flower Society and request the president, Mrs. Ruff, to take the chair.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
THE PRESIDENT: I will ask the vice-president to take the chair.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
On a tie, Senator Hanway's party would find defeat by the vote of that new Vice-President.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
At length, the votes for the president and vice president of the United States were opened and counted in the senate.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 (of 5)" by John Marshall
On the 5th of April the President received another letter from President Burger, arranging that the meeting should take place at Klerksdorp.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
The President, Warner Van Norden, presided.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O" by Various
I believe they mean to nominate him for President.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
A crazy fool might try to kill the new President.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
I was then president of that Board and was asked to preside at the conference.
"Under Four Administrations" by Oscar S. Straus
Mrs. John H. Wallace, was elected President and Mrs. Frances Seymour White, Vice-President.
"Historic Fredericksburg" by John T. Goolrick
Finley was afterwards president of Princeton University.
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 1 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
The National Assembly chooses its President, Vice-President and its Secretaries.
"And the Kaiser abdicates" by S. Miles Bouton
When Mr. Lincoln was nominated for the Presidency in 1860, a campaign book-maker asked him to give the prominent features of his life.
"Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865" by Ward Hill Lamon
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In poetry:

The sot, no reason has, himself to guide,
Nor is of instinct, for his use, possess'd:
For want of either, o'er him to preside,
He's much worse off than any other beast :
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
You can bet it was h--l in the Southern Hotel
And elsewhere, too many to mention,
But the worst of it all was achieved in the hall
Where the President held his convention.
"The Blue And Gray" by Eugene Field
"The groves may smile; the rivers gently glide;
Soft through the vale resound the lonesome lay;
Even thickets yield delight, if taste preside,
But can they please, when Lyttleton's away?
"Elegy XXIV. He Takes Occasion, From the Fate of Eleanor of Bretagne" by William Shenstone
Slow-moving and black lines creep over the whole earth—they never
cease—they are the burial lines,
He that was President was buried, and he that is now President shall
surely be buried.
"To Think Of Time" by Walt Whitman
And when Blossom appeared before President Lincoln,
Poor child, she was looking very woebegone.
Then the President said, "My child, what do you want with me?"
"Please, Bennie's life, sir," she answered timidly.
"A Soldier's Reprieve" by William Topaz McGonagall
When streams were stiff and snow was deep—
When Statesmen's promises were cheap,
And honesty near frozen;
When votes were counted, State by State,
Mid friends and foes— mid joy and hate,
A President was chosen.
"For The Carrier Of The Mirror. 1826" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard

In news:

President Barack Obama is continuing his campaign for a second term as President of the United States, and it's apparently "lifting him off the ground"….too much.
President Barack Obama is defending Vice President Joe Biden against criticism of his remarks that Republican repeal of Wall Street regulations would put voters "back in chains.".
But it's a different story for President Obama and Vice-President Biden .
Jeff Gadberry, district manager, Meredith Taylor, president and CEO, and Tim Burns, vice president of operations.
The leader of President Barack Obama's former church in Chicago has come out against statements by other African-American clergy who condemned the president's endorsement last week of same-sex marriage.
But this time, it's not former President Bush's appointees who are in the hot seat—it's President Obama's.
Former Giant Food president Robin Michel has joined Sears Holdings Corp. Parent of discounter Kmart, as senior vice president and president of food and consumables and health and wellness.
AP PRESIDENT BARACK Obama signs the economic stimulus bill in Denver in February 2009, as Vice President Joseph Biden looks on.
President Bush spent Sunday consumed by the two tragedies that have been the bookends of his presidency, marking the fourth anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks before making his longest scheduled trip to the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast.
Backers of Mitch Daniels are hoping to use his high-profile response to President Obama's State of the Union address to spur interest in their campaign to draft the Indiana governor to make a late bid for the presidency.
President Obama recently became the first president to endorse same sex marriages.
With his pardon of President Richard Nixon, a weak economy, and a population fed up with Washington after Watergate, President Gerald Ford had an uphill battle in his 1976 bid for a second term.
The Oscar-winning director, whose latest film Lincoln charts the life of the 16th President of the United States, follows in the footsteps of previous speakers including President Harry S Truman and President Dwight Eisenhower.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who is up for re-election, says President.
So now Dick Cheney, George W Bush's war-loving vice president, decides he is healthy enough after a heart transplant in March to take some swings at Sarah Palin, before taking even bigger rips at President Obama on Monday.
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In science:

Other business during the week included the election of the new GRG Society officers; Cliff Will succeeds Bob Wald as president.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
At the end of this subsection it will be appropriate to cite some words from the article “Gamma-Ray Colliders and Muon Colliders” of the former President of the American Physical Society A.
Basics of a photon collider
During secondary school years he was interested in all the scientific activities and became a schoolboy president of the Scientific Youths of the school in Virton.
The Roland De Witte 1991 Detection of Absolute Motion and Gravitational Waves
The American Physical Society will keep its name (Science 310, 1612), but “you’re not going to see it anymore,” according to the President, but only assorted logos incorporating APS, except on publications intended for its own members.
Astrophysics in 2006
The female vice-president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, who was to have become the first female President in January 2008 has resigned over a funding fuss at her home university (Science 313, 31).
Astrophysics in 2006
And let it be said that the IAU has only just acquired its first female President (Catherine Cesarsky), and IUPAP is not there yet.
Astrophysics in 2006
Its president is Philippe Jetzer who succeeded Alessandro Rima, now honorary president.
Observing the Second Solar Spectrum at IRSOL
Loukitcheva acknowledges support from the Grant MK1853.2007.2 of the Grant Council of the President of the Russian Federation.
The relationship between chromospheric emissions and magnetic field strength
Another initiative, the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP), , was announced by President Bush in his 2006 State of the Union address in 2006.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
Binxing Fang, born in 1960, is a professor and supervisor of Ph.D. candidates, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and the president of Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications. His research interests include computer network and information security.
Randomness Testing of Compressed Data
We use question Q3 to find out if users had misleading bio, for example, if a comedian writes ‘I’m president of US’.
User Taglines: Alternative Presentations of Expertise and Interest in Social Media
Wearing my hat as president emeritus of the American Astronomical Society, I can say that we astronomers are proud to claim the chlorine, gallium and the (future) BOREXINO experiments as important astronomical observatories.
Summary Talk: International Symposium on Neutrino Astrophysics, Takayama/Kamioka (10/'92)
College Dublin for the award of a President’s Fellowship.
Thermodynamic Limit for Finite Dimensional Classical and Quantum Disordered Systems
The President resigned rather than let us know what other crimes he was involved in.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
He was also an active member of the Liverpool Astronomical Society (LAS), which was founded in 1881, serving as its Vice President for a time (52). Despite its name, the LAS had a national membership and an international reputation; in many ways it was the precursor of the BAA.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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